• YOB

    Rose Haven

What is the Youth Outreach Board?

Rose Haven’s Youth Outreach Board (YOB) is comprised of high school activists in the Portland metropolitan area moved to positive action. By being intentional catalysts for change, the YOB spreads awareness and inspires action by unifying our community for the benefit of the women and children of Rose Haven challenged by homelessness and abuse. Their primary goals are awareness, in-kind donations, and financial giving to help improve the lives of those we serve.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Outreach Board, please fill out this brief form and a member of the Youth Outreach Board will be in touch with you!

2021/2022 School Year Members:

Anabelle Jukkala selfie

Anabelle Jukkala

Franklin High School

A lifelong goal of mine is to engage in my community and the Rose Haven Youth Outreach board was an amazing way for me to engage in those goals for the PDX community. I’m very passionate about raising awareness and helping those in my community who are facing challenging circumstances and I am so privileged to work with an amazing group of youth leaders in achieving these goals!

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Annie Duan

Jesuit High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to get more involved with my community and to encourage others to reach out and help in the de-stigmatization of those who are houseless and/or in difficult situations.

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Lucy Robb

Jesuit High School

I joined the Youth Outreach board because I saw all of the good Rose Haven has been doing in our community, and I wanted to be a part of it. I was also interested in helping others while collaborating in a fun environment!

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Jenny Duan

Jesuit High School

I joined the Youth Board as a way to reach out to the community and help those less fortunate around us. I want to reduce the stigma and preconceptions behind people facing difficult circumstances and find a way to change the way people view these situations.

Josephine Koepping portrait

Josephine Koepping

Lake Oswego High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to become more involved in my community and contribute to Rose Haven’s mission of care for women, non-gender conforming folks and children. The work of the shelter is so impactful in people’s lives and it’s been such an amazing experience getting to have been a part of that process.

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Kate Hadden

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to get involved in my local community and help support the women of Portland. Being a part of Rose Haven means I get the chance to work towards helping women find safety, stability, and a support system in their community, and work with other young women to do so!

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Cate Bikales

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because it gives me a chance to learn and grow while simultaneously helping people receive the care that they deserve. Rose Haven creates a safe space for all women, and I appreciate the willingness the shelter has to give back to the community.

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Sophia Braun

Lincoln High School

I’m on the Youth Outreach Board because I think it’s important to address the homelessness issue in Portland and provide women and children in hardship with help and compassion. I love having the opportunity to help out in my community and encourage my peers to do something for the greater good. Here at Rose Haven we are all passionate about improving the lives of people in need and actively giving back to our community.

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Roxanne Buehler

Lincoln High School

After attending the Rose Haven Mother’s Day event I was inspired to get more involved with this incredible organization to continue providing a stable and loving community for women in Portland. By joining the Youth Outreach Board I hope to help organize events and raise money for a more promising future for Rose Haven.

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Kareena Morrissey

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because Rose Haven is a great organization addressing the issue of houselessness while giving support to those in need. It gives me the opportunity to help create an impact on the community around me.

Gretta Thompson portrait

Gretta Thompson

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because I was inspired by my dad. He works with the homeless community everyday in his job at a local hospital.

Kate Bradley portrait

Kate Bradley

Oregon Episcopal School

I joined the Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board because it’s an amazing opportunity to work with other teens to get involved with the predominant issue of homelessness in our Portland community.

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Ava Kobos

Oregon Episcopal School

I joined the Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board because homelessness is one of Portland’s most pressing issues. Rose Haven is a great opportunity to help make truly impactful change for homeless women, children, and non-binary folks, and to learn more about the people in Portland’s community.

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Abby Zurasky

Riverdale High School

I had done some volunteering with Rose Haven my sophomore year, and joined the Youth Outreach Board as a way to get more involved. The organization provides a great place to help women experiencing houselessness, and I can’t wait to help organize events and perform other services for Rose Haven guests!

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Noopur Barve

St. Mary’s Academy

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because I wanted to help create a safe space for houseless women and children. I am so fortunate to have a platform such as Rose Haven that allows me to give back to my community.

Abby Graham portrait

Abby Graham

St. Mary’s Academy

I decided to join the Youth Outreach Board there are so many people in less fortunate situations. By being a member on the board, I am able to help create change in their lives and be an active member in my community.

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Anna Hester

St. Mary’s Academy

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to reduce stigma and raise awareness on the circumstances that many Portlanders are living in. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer at such a special place, and I am very excited for this year with Rose Haven!

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Jane Murphy

St. Mary’s Academy

Being a young woman who was raised by strong women has given me the tools I need to accomplish anything I put my mind to. So many women in our community experience obstacles and stereotypes preventing them from succeeding in life. I am apart of the Youth Outreach Board because I want to be part of the solution and movement for representation and resources for women and children experiencing houselessness.

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Jessica Brannan

Sherwood High School

I joined the Youth Board because I wanted to help the people that really need it! Homelessness is such a prevalent issue in Portland and I want to do all I can to support those affected. Rose Haven gives me the opportunity to make a difference in my community.

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Gillian LaBelle

Sunset High School

I think it’s very important, especially for today’s youth, to focus on and give to those who aren’t as fortunate as us, rather than just focus on ourselves. I also think that this Youth Outreach Board is a good way to support our community through providing a safe space for women and children who are out on the streets or don’t feel safe in their own houses.

Presley Rehling portrait

Presley Rehling

Sunset High School

I am a part of Rose Haven because I love getting to take care of our community through such an amazing, women-run organization.

Arushi Agarwal portrait

Arushi Agarwal

Westview High School

Rose Haven makes a beautiful space for women and children and gives them the basic needs that every person deserves. I believe that to bring change, we must bring people together – through the love and support of each other and Rose Haven does just that.

Snigdha Thatikonda portrait

Snigdha Thatikonda

Westview High School

Rose Haven was the first women’s shelter I ever heard of, which is shocking to think about because Oregon’s homeless population is the second largest in the country. To be involved with an organization as active in my community as Rose Haven, working to help real people as a teenager, is a dream come true.

Lauren Wilkins portrait

Lauren Wilkins

Rose Haven Board Liaison

Rose Haven is a regular source of inspiration and resilience for me and I am fortunate and humbled to be part of the YOB. I joined to become an extension of Rose Haven, as a catalyst for positive change, support and love for the lives I encounter.

Goals for 2021/2022 School Year:

Goal
Through service and relationship-building, Youth Outreach Board Members will learn more about social justice and work together towards a shared goal of improving our community.

Objectives

Participate in direct service, including:

  • volunteering with Rose Haven guests during regular hospitality hours or at special events, and
  • other street outreach

Support Rose Haven’s mission by:

  • organizing supply drives, sorting donations, preparing gifts for guests, and
  • learning fundraising skills to increase awareness and resources

Make connections with YOB members, as well as Rose Haven staff, volunteers, guests, and the board of directors.

The Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board is committed to ensuring that our work is done with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens. 

What Can I Do to Help?

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