Rose Haven’s 2017 Summer Picnic

On Friday July 28th the National Charity League hosted our annual summer picnic for women and children experiencing homelessness and abuse. This was the first year we held it in the First Imanuel Lutheran Church courtyard, and it was the best summer picnic yet! The NCL moms served delicious food while their daughters led an array of creative games for 97 women… Read more →

The Need for ID

A large part of Rose Haven’s Advocacy Program is the direct service assistance we provide. For example, we help women with rental, utility and medical emergency assistance. Another important service that we provide is assistance to replace a lost or stolen ID. The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary has been a long time supporter of this program, providing… Read more →

Guest Feature: Debra Sue Gets An Apartment!

This week, Rose Haven guest Debra Sue got the keys to her very own apartment in a brand new building, due to relentless advocacy and collaboration between Transitions Projects, Catholic Charities and Rose Haven. This triumph came after 3 years of homelessness. Debra Sue is full of compassion and a natural born helper. Prior to becoming homeless, Debra Sue was working as a live-in… Read more →

Volunteer and Supporter Spotlight: Washington Federal

  While Rose Haven helps women address basic needs like food, clothing and daytime shelter, we also address long-term issues through our wellness and empowerment program, Bloom. Financial wellness is an important piece, and essential to the self-sufficiency of our guests. Finance and accounting professionals from various banks and institutions come onsite to teach our guests valuable skills to better… Read more →

Reigning Roses Walk Raised $120,000! Thank You!

Reigning Roses Walk raises $120,000: Thank You!! Wow, we did it! With overwhelming support from nearly 500 participants and volunteers, the 2017 Reigning Roses Walk raised $120,000 for women and children experiencing homelessness and abuse. This annual event held every Mother’s Day raises critical funds for our guests and helps us gain visibility in the community, creating relationships with the… Read more →

Welcome Our New Program Director

We are very pleased to introduce Avinder Deol, Rose Haven’s new Program Director.  Avi is currently making a long trek to the Rose City from Iowa City,  she began work on May 10th at Rose Haven! Avi is thrilled to join the team at Rose Haven after spending the last 6 years in Iowa City.  She received her Master’s in… Read more →

Dental Day!

  On Friday, April 21 Rose Haven partnered with Medical Teams International and provided onsite emergency dental procedures for nine Rose Haven women aboard their Mobile Dental Van. This is the second time we have offered this program, thank to support from local dentists and The Charis Fund. The need for dental hygiene among low-income individuals is immense. For women… Read more →

Guest Feature – Catherine

  Catherine first came to Rose Haven seeking group therapy services in 2015. A survivor of a violent stalker, she had been in therapy for PTSD, and her therapist suggested she seek out some group sessions to help her heal.  He referred her to VOA, who referred her to our Domestic Violence support group, Sisters in Arms. Catherine felt safe… Read more →

2016 AT A GLANCE

We are delighted to share with you Rose Haven’s accomplishments from 2016. Together, with the support of our community, we met the needs of those most effected by the current housing crisis. The challenges our guests face were intensified by the harsh weather this winter. We saw an 11% increase in demand for our services. Rose Haven donors rallied together… Read more →