Entries by Liz Starke


Support Rose Haven on Give!Guide

Support the only day shelter and community center in Portland by making a donation on Give!Guide! Rose Haven is honored to be included in the Willamette Week Give!Guide end-of-the-year giving campaign. This annual online event engages the Portland community by highlighting local non-profits across ten different categories and providing a central website for making donations. […]


Rose Haven and Sheltersuit: A New Partnership

Rose Haven Partners with Sheltersuit An international fashion designer is helping homeless people on the streets of Portland. Bas Timmer is from the Netherlands. He created The Sheltersuit Foundation after a friend’s father, who was homeless, died from hypothermia. “So, it is a very comfortable mattress with an opening, so you can add extra layering,” Timmer […]


Rose Haven’s Award-Winning, Trauma-Informed Design

Our trauma-informed facility is an award-winning design! The Gensler Design Firm has won the 2022 Design Excellence Awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for their interior design work here at Rose Haven. Our interior design was selected for the People’s Choice Award, the Impact Award (Social), and as an Honorable Mention in the […]


Pushed to our limits, our organizations need city’s, county’s help

Executive Directors of Four Grassroots Organizations Came Together to Collectively Ask for Help from our Community Executive directors of four major nonprofit organizations in Portland collaborated to publish an op-ed in The Oregonian regarding our citywide homeless crisis. This piece was put together by Scott Kerman at Blanchet House, Katie O’Brien at Rose Haven, Carrie […]


Rose Haven is Hiring!

Rose Haven is growing and will be hiring for several positions, serving onsite at our award-winning, trauma-informed shelter in NW Portland.


The Architect’s Newspaper Story: Gensler’s revamp of a Portland day shelter for women and children brings trauma-informed design to the forefront

Rose Haven’s new space was highlighted in an article from The Architect’s Newspaper, written by Matt Hickman. Matt goes into detail about our vision for our new Home for the Haven, and how Gensler helped us bring our dream to fruition. You can read through the article below and see the lovely way in which […]

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StoryArc UofO Student Documentary About Rose Haven

Rose Haven Documentary created and filmed by University of Oregon’s Journalism Students! In early 2022 after our grand opening in our new facility, Rose Haven was connected with University of Oregon journalism students who requested to film a documentary in our space! These students spent a morning at Rose Haven to capture what a day […]


KGW Story: Diversity at Portland Fashion Week

Last weekend marked the close of the annual Portland Fashion Week, where our wonderful Development Director Liz Starke participated as emcee of the event. She is featured in a story from KGW8 which highlights one of the designers at Fashion Week, Janelle Arnold. This article notes the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the fashion […]