Entries by Liz Starke

The National Women’s Shelter Network, Submits an Amicus Brief in Support of the Rights of Women, Youth and Children Experiencing Homelessness in Landmark Supreme Court Case

The National Women’s Shelter Network, Inc. Joins Law Enforcement Associations, Faith-Based Organizations, Medical Professionals, Legal Experts, Academic Leaders, Advocates, and Members of Congress to Urge an End to the Criminalization of Homelessness   Miami, Florida, April 4, 2024 — The National Women’s Shelter Network, Inc., based in Miami, Florida, proudly announced that it has submitted […]


Remix WHM Rose Haven Gray Crewneck

Remix Rose Haven Gray Crewneck We are proud to debut the Rip City Remix exclusive Women’s Empowerment Crew Neck Sweatshirt. This unique piece honors Rose Haven, our esteemed community partner and the only day shelter and community center in Portland serving women, children, and marginalized genders. We donate 100% of all proceeds to Rose Haven. […]

Mayor Wheeler’s Proposed Camping Ban Draws Mixed Reactions

  On the one hand, many are relieved to see the mayor taking what they call a more humane approach. On the other hand, some are still concerned about it being too vague. The proposal bans camping if there’s reasonable access to shelter. Some organizations are now asking: What does “reasonable” mean when even Wheeler […]

Rising Through Community On-Line Raffle

We are almost to our goal of raising $50K for Rose Haven! You can help us reach our goal by purchasing a Raffle Ticket! Deadline to purchase a ticket is Friday, March 29   Check out all the amazing raffle prizes and purchase a raffle ticket: HERE

Oregon Seniors Struggle Under the Threat of Homelessness

Lack of affordable housing, health care needs and a digital divide worsen conditions for homeless seniors by Ellen Clarke | 24 Jan 2024 Editor’s note: This story discusses self-harm. In her late 50s, Laurie depended on $100 a month in food stamps while she lived in her car. She ate cold canned soup and food she could eat […]

‘Matter of life or death’: Warming shelters need volunteers, clothing as winter storm looms

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Wintery weather and frigid temperatures have agencies across the Portland metro thinking of those most vulnerable: the homeless. While some agencies already have overnight warming shelters running, others are in desperate need of volunteers. “When we see temperatures like those we’ll see this weekend, it’s not really a matter of making […]

‘Tents ain’t doing enough’: Homeless People Forced to Sleep on Ice as Multnomah County Warming Centers Remain Closed

Author: Blair Best PORTLAND, Ore. — With Multnomah County closing its warming centers on Wednesday, Thursday’s freezing rain made a difficult situation worse. Homeless people walk in the middle of the street to avoid icy sidewalks. A line wraps around the block of Blanchet House in Old Town, as people wait to pick out donated winter coats. Others […]