Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Join us at the Trail Blazers Women’s History Celebration Night! $10 of each ticket purchased through this LINK will go towards supporting our programs and services! The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 2nd – get tickets now while they last! When: March 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm Where: […]

helping neighbor

The Power of Community in Action Ridwell helps reduce waste through recycling and reusing! Since 2020 Ridwell has helped Rose Haven by collecting needed items such as coats, purses, jewelry and hygiene products! Check out this article and learn more about Ridwell and its impact on the Rose Haven community! Thank you Ridwell !

Amplifying Survivor Voices: Stories on the Intersection of Poverty and Domestic Violence

Amplifying Survivor Voices: Stories on the Intersection of Poverty and Domestic Violence Women experiencing poverty and domestic violence have long been made to feel invisible. They are constantly judged, treated differently and isolated from the rest of society. This project works to lift up the voices of these women—to finally give them a platform to […]


Optimistic Soap has created a limited edition soap (100 bars!) just for Rose Haven. The soap will launch at Rose Haven’s November 9th fundraiser, where all proceeds will go to supporting critical programs. But that’s not all, Pepper Foster Consulting and Optimistic Soap are challenging our communities to help us increase our impact. We need […]

Liz Starke on Straight Talk

Watch KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter interview Liz Starke, our Development Director, about the effect of the camping ban on Rose Haven. Check out the Bonus Episode here!

Save Portland Street Rescue

Portland Street Responses receives thousands of 911 calls every year. Professional responders are sent to nonviolent situations, rather than armed police officers. Despite the success of PSR, city council has recently shown a lack of support. The Portland Street Response pilot project was so successful that last year City Council voted unanimously in favor of […]

AR featured

It’s impossible to capture the entirety of our guests’ experiences and how Rose Haven services have impacted them, but to give you some insight into the work, here’s our 2022 Annual Report!

Mayor Tina Kotek & Rose Haven Executive Director, Katie O'Brien

Governor Tina Kotek at the Haven Governor Tina Kotek and First Lady Aimee Wilson, MSW came to Rose Haven as the very first stop on their One Oregon Listening Tour. We invited our community partners from William Temple House, Raphael House, Blanchet House and Maybelle Center for Community for a frank conversation about the gaps we […]

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 […]

Here Together Coalition 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 […]

Stories & Solutions

Journalist Oscar Ponteri writes about community members experiences with homelessness and unaffordable housing. The article features images of Rose Haven guests. Read the full article below or at FHS Post   Sophie Ross, pictured at Downtown Portland day shelter Rose Haven. As a transgender woman, Ross has worked hard to maintain gender affirming care and […]


Rose Haven has been selected by SEMpdx members as 2023’s Charity of Choice! SEMpdx is a U.S. based nonprofit that supports the digital marketing community. Their goal is “to put digital marketing on the map for Portland – and Portland on the map for digital marketing.” SEMpdx will match up to $2,500 of members donations throughout […]


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

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 […]

ushed 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Diversity at Portland Fashion Week

Last weekend marked the close of the annual Portland Fashion Week, where our wonderful Development Director Liz Starke participated as emcee of the event. She is featured in a story from KGW8 which highlights one of the designers at Fashion Week, Janelle Arnold. This article notes the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the fashion […]

Rose Haven Guests

HereTogether Oregon, a local grassroots organization with the mission of helping our houseless neighbors, recently made a visit to Rose Haven to interview our staff and share our services model and values. They detail our history, our campaign to move into our new Home for the Haven, challenges that our houseless community faces, and how […]

KGW 8 Story: Interview with Rose Haven's Cody Jane Baker

KGW 8 came by Rose Haven to see our new home at 1740 NW Glisan St. to interview former guest and now Board Member, Cody Jane Baker! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Cody Jane is such an incredible woman celebrating 5 years of sobriety, managing centralized screening at Legacy Health, and taking action to […]