In 1975, Bradley Angle House (now Bradley Angle) was incorporated in Portland, Oregon as one of the first emergency shelters for women in the country and the first on the West Coast. Our name honors two women who lost their lives to life on the street – Sharon Bradley and Pam Angle. Bradley Angle was a grassroots organization founded by women who themselves needed safety and support.

We have grown into an innovative nonprofit that helps underserved survivors of all genders escape domestic violence and rebuild safe and prosperous lives. We continue to evolve to ensure we are meeting the needs of those who seek our support.


From Bonnie Tinker, co-founder of Bradley Angle:

It is a critical movement. If we are not safe in our homes, we have no freedom to look beyond our homes to the forces that create institutional violence and injustice in the world.