Entries by Liz Starke

Girl Scout Cookie Sales for Rose Haven!

A local Girl Scout Troop has selected Rose Haven as their organization of choice to support with donated cookies and funds from their cookie booth sales. At booths that our troop does, anyone that wants to buy cookies and donate them will be put into a box for Rose Haven and we will deliver the […]


Rose Haven and Sheltersuit: A Global 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 […]

HereTogether Coalition’s 2023 Roadmap

The HereTogether 2023 Roadmap is a set of key recommendations from local homeless services experts, business and community leaders on how we can speed up relief for our unhoused neighbors. These are strategies that local leaders and our communities can act on now to bring more of our neighbors indoors, quickly. You can read more […]

Partnership with SEMpdx

Rose Haven has been selected by SEMpdx members as 2023’s charity of choice! SEMpdx will match up to $2,500 of members donations throughout the year. Please join us by donating HERE and help us reach our total goal of $5,000 for 2023. This partnership includes: Digital marketing support for Rose Haven Featured non-profit partner for all SEMpdx […]

STREET LIVES: GG’s Home for the Holidays

Rose Haven Guest, GG is interviewed by The Portland Tribune Check out this article written by Joseph Gallivan featuring GG, our beloved Rose Haven Guest! GG provides valuable insight into her life living on the streets of Portland. She discusses barriers to receiving her emergency COVID unemployment checks, SNAP benefits, and affordable housing. Photo by […]

Support Senate Bill 606: Oregon Nonprofit Modernization Act

Join Rose Haven in supporting Senate Bill 606, the Oregon Nonprofit Modernization Act! The problem: Government funding is currently non-transparent and inaccessible. For example, most county contracts are reimbursement programs, which means that the nonprofit must front the money to do the work, and then reach out to the county for reimbursement…which sometimes takes months […]


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 […]


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 […]