Entries by Liz Starke

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 […]

Rose City 4 Rose Haven

Recent reports indicate that nationally we will see a 45% increase in homelessness due to the current pandemic, and the homelessness is not colorblind. It affects people of color in a very disproportionate way. Watch the video testimonial from one of Rose Havens Guests here. As members of the Portland community, we at Lucky Day […]

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 […]

OCF- Hygiene and Housing: How Oregon Harbor of Hope is Bridging the Gap Through the Pandemic

In the past few months, Oregon Harbor of Hope, with support from donors including OCF’s Oregon Community Recovery Fund, has distributed thousands of tents, sleeping bags, and face masks around the Portland Metro region. Its mobile shower and laundry trucks offer a rare opportunity for people experiencing homelessness to access hygiene services through the pandemic. […]

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” […]