about Rose Haven

About Rose Haven

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. We break the cycle of homelessness by providing meals, clothing, first aid, mailing addresses, hygiene, restrooms, showers as well as educational programs and guidance through medical and social services. By meeting basic needs and building trust, we empower our guests to explore long-term change.

Our Community

At Rose Haven we are a community. Rose Haven’s operating model is equitable and inclusive, and removes barriers for women and their children, allowing them to get back on their feet.

The first and only step to access services at Rose Haven is signing the “community agreement”. This document is signed by all staff, volunteers and guests alike, stating that we agree to treat each other with respect and dignity in our shared space. This eliminates any stratification, and helps our guests heal by feeling respected and equal. Trauma and homelessness can be very isolating, and that isolation can compound mental challenges and barriers for those trying to find housing or employment.

Rose Haven also has a vibrant online community, and a diverse group of grassroots supporters and volunteers who keep our programs going. We also have Online Community Guidelines to make sure our guests and community are safe and respected in that shared space as well.

We operate our agency with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework. Homelessness disproportionately affects those with marginalized identities, and we acknowledge the multitude of intersecting issues that results in this. With this in mind, Rose Haven is guided by our Rose Haven DEI Charter, Priorities, Workstreams to best serve our guests. Click to read more!

At Rose Haven a diverse group of women, children and gender nonconforming folks can be safe and begin their unique healing process. Whether that is simply by having a cup of coffee on the couch and engaging with other women, or by participating in an array of constructive activities, socialization helps fight the dehumanization and invisibility that our guests face.