Entries by Liz Starke

Police Sweeps Raise Concerns As Portland Readies To Resume Homeless Cleanups

Police Sweeps Raise Concerns As Portland Readies To Resume Homeless Cleanups “A lot of nonprofits just can’t do their work,” said Katie O’Brien, executive director at Rose Haven, a day shelter serving women, children and gender-diverse people. “Initially everybody tried to adjust and then some people didn’t have continued funding. Some people are very volunteer […]

Pacific Holiday Consignment Store is a Local Small Business Helping Women

Pacific Holiday Consignment Store is a Small Business Helping Women   Check out our friend Allyson at Pacific Holiday on NE Fremont talking on Fox 12 about how she struggled during the pandemic and her clients stepped up to give back.   https://www.kptv.com/consignment-store-pacific-holiday-opens-its-doors-to-customers/video_2b86f3eb-b9ed-5b68-8f0d-1ec0eb90f768.html

Service Agencies Handle Hundreds of Ballots to Help Homeless Vote

Service agencies handle hundreds of ballots to help homeless vote In a vote-by-mail state, how do you vote if you don’t have an address? It’s something hundreds, if not thousands, of homeless Oregonians must figure out. Their answers often come from service agencies. John Brown doesn’t have a house, but he has an address thanks […]

Reigning Roses Raises #150kbymothersday for COVID-19 Response

Annual Fundraiser cancelled, still raised $150kbymothersday Mother’s Day has always been a special day at Rose Haven, hosting our annual Reigning Roses Walk. This event usually brings together more than 600 Rose Haven supporters and guests to walk a 5K for Rose Haven, and is our biggest fundraiser. This year we had to cancel the […]

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and the Coronavirus

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and the Coronavirus By Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive At night, Carolyn Sterling knows she can hear him outside her tent. So she keeps quiet and keeps to herself. If he comes around during the day, she’ll walk through the gathering of homeless campers who line one end of Couch Park in […]

Adjusting to Meet Emergent Needs

Adjusting to Meet Emergent Needs If there is one thing that Rose Haven has mastered, it is the ability to adapt. This has never been more evident than during this current COVID-19 epidemic. As the days became weeks and the weeks are becoming months, we have continued to learn how to better, and more relevantly, serve […]

Community Continues at Rose Haven

Rose Haven Community, Near the end of February, the Rose Haven staff determined that over the next month we were going to prioritize getting organized at the shelter – cleaning out old files, organizing office spaces, majorly revamping our in-kind donations area, etc. We deemed it “March Madness”. Little did we know that “March Madness” […]