Entries by Liz Starke

How Climate Change Impacts Homelessness

Development Director Liz Starke talks about the intersection of climate change and homelessness. At least 688 Americans died in 2021 from weather-related events, mostly due to February’s southern winter storm and extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest. Experts say these events are due in large part to climate change. “In The Loop” brings viewers a distinctive […]


Rose Haven Finds a New Home

Rose Haven finds a new home -NW Portland day shelter for women, gender-diverse people moving and growing by John McDonald at Street Roots | 2 Feb 2022 On a damp and dark wintry night, the garbage bins alongside the First Immanuel Lutheran Church had once again been rooted through. Debris was scattered all over the […]

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KOIN 6 Story: Rose Haven Mural Painting

KOIN 6 stopped by the new home for Rose Haven to capture the mural painting inside our building! We are so fortunate for our community’s support and coverage of this exciting journey. Watch the story by clicking here! These murals will welcome our guests with dignity and help promote healing. Thank you Gensler Design for […]


CorksCru Wine creates “Haven” Pinot Noir

Longtime and generous partner, Corkscru Wine, has created a pinot noir six-pack in honor of Rose Haven, and our new home! The Haven Pinot Noir comes in a six-pack, comprised of two bottles each of the ’15, ’16, and ’18 vintages, and will be sold for $100. Shipping to any West Coast address is included […]

Willamette Week Higher Rates of Psychotic Episodes

Willamette Week Sheds Light On Higher Rates of Psychotic Episodes in Old Town Prompt Homeless Service Providers to Hatch Deescalation Plan   Old Town hosts the greatest concentration of homeless Portlanders in the city. Kerman and other providers say women are having psychotic episodes in Old Town at an unprecedented rate. The nonprofits don’t want […]