The Bonnie Tinker House was one of the first emergency shelters in the country, and the first on the West Coast. It is named after Bradley Angle’s co-founder. Our Tami Best Emergency Shelter was named after a victim of domestic violence-related suicide and the mother of a former employee.

Both shelters provide a safe haven for adults and children for up to eight weeks. During this time, our dedicated team of advocates works with survivors to identify what they need to rebuild their lives and connect them to available resources.

Services provided:

  • Comprehensive safety planning
  • Clothing, food, and toiletries
  • Help with housing, financial, and legal issues
  • Job assistance
  • Financial education
  • Transportation assistance
  • Health and wellness assistance (including drug, alcohol, and mental health counseling)
  • Workshops and support groups (including activities for children and youth)


This resource received support from the Summer Lea Hillman Foundation, the Reser Family Foundation, the Stimson-Miller Foundation, the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Portland.