Our History

A New Volunteer Program

Raphael House reaches out to the community, instituting a Volunteer Program with a full time volunteer coordinator. By the end of the year, more than 200 volunteers..Read More

Follow-Up Program Introduced

Raphael House expands its services to include the Follow-Up Program, known today as our Bridge Program. Elizabeth Willis, Director of Family Services, conducts weekly parenting classes, home..Read More

Serving More Families

Our Residential Shelter capacity increases from 35 to 50 beds, allowing Raphael House to serve more families each year. Construction of the roof deck solarium begins.

The Beginning (1971-1976)

In 1971, Raphael House opened its doors for temporarily homeless women and mothers with children at our original site at Gough and McAllister (pictured). At the time,..Read More