Rose Haven Success Story – Celeste

A story to inspire hope. Celeste came to Rose Haven when she was homeless and addicted. She returned in recovery with a newborn. She now works at another local non-profit and helps refer people to Rose Haven.
Watch her success story and learn more about Rose Haven here.
Thank you to GMS Media for the great video!

Kathy Kelly

An Important Message from our Board President

Message from our Board President Kathy Kelly

There are many changes on the horizon at Rose Haven. After 7 pivotal years, Rebekah Albert is stepping down from her role as Executive Director. During her tenure, the shelter has grown exponentially. With a strong team and incredible volunteer corps, she has helped expand services and resources to meet the growing demand from women, children and gender diverse individuals in our community who are living without a home and/or in extreme poverty. We are grateful for her years of service, and wish her the best.

Rose Haven’s Deputy Director, Katie O’Brien, who has been with Rose Haven for 10 years, will be stepping in as Interim Executive Director. In addition to supporting shelter operations, she will work closely with the Board of Directors on a search for a new ED over the coming months.

At this time, we also announce the addition of two new Board members, Janet Neron and Joanna Herrmann. Janet is the Director of Risk and Control Operations for Nike Direct.  Also from Nike, Joanna is the Director of Supply Chain Innovation and Sustainability.  They join a talented and devoted group of board members ready to guide Rose Haven into the future.

In addition, our Youth Outreach Board just graduated 6 seniors and has brought 5 new members on for the 2019/20 school year. We are continually energized by the can-do spirit of our 18 young high school students comprising our Youth Outreach Board. They are a constant reminder that our future is in good hands.

As we enter a time of strategic planning and visioning, we are inspired for the what lies ahead. We look forward to your input as we head into this new chapter.

Best Regards,


Kathy Kelly, Rose Haven Board President

6th Annual Reigning Roses Walk has fundraising goal of $200K; at $142K and counting!

The 6th Annual Reigning Roses Walk was a huge success!

More than 600 people gathered for a reception and 5k walk to support Rose Haven’s Programs on Mother’s Day!

We are still watching the donations come in, and are confident we can reach our goal of $200K!

You can make a gift today and help us support our programs at!

Check out some of the local press coverage of the event!

Watch Live footage from the event and interviews with Guests and BOD members on Fox 12

Watch Katie O’Brien explain nuts and bolts of Reigning Roses on KGW 8

Listen to Liz Starke explain Rose Haven’s Programs on Portland Radio Projects Community Voices

2018 Annual Report

in 2018 Rose Haven served 3586 women and children in crisis.

Ladies Holiday Tea Hosted by National Charity League

 Ladies Holiday Tea Hosted by National Charity League

Every year the National Charity provides a wonderful meal and party for the women Rose Haven. Here we provide gifts for more than 150 guests, as well purses loaded with beauty products thanks to Get up and Give Back, West Hills Racquet ClubSculpt YogaYou can learn more about their collection at KGW Channel 8 here.

Students from Gresham High School came to bring holiday cheer, and merry times were had by all.

Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped us collect brand new items over the past few months to make this celebration possible.

Please consider making a gift before midnight to support our programs. We receive no government funding and cannot continue our work without your help.

Macy’s Clothes4Souls Provides 500 Brand New Coats for Rose Haven

Macy’s Clothes4Souls Provides 500 new Coats

For the second year running Rose Haven partnered with Macy’s and Clothes4Souls to host an epic coat giveaway.

These brand new coats not only keep our guests warm this winter but help restore dignity to women and children this winter.

This is the fourth year of the partnership between Macy’s and Clothes4Souls, resulting in a total of 165,000 coats distributed nationwide since 2013, with retail value of more than $6.6 million.

Children’s Holiday Extravaganza Provides Gifts for 425 Kids 

Children’s Holiday Extravaganza for 425 Kids 

Thank to our financial sponsors (Davis Wright TremaineAmeriprise Financial and Point ), Fox 12/ Les Schwab and KGW toy drives, and the overwhelming support from volunteers and donors in the community we hosted our annual Children’s Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, December 21st.

We were hosted by The Eleanor,  had a wonderful meal catered by Retrolicious, a photobooth from The SnapBar and a performance by the Sunset High School Choir – all culminating in our gift giveaway and raffle!

Rose Haven was also honored by Fox 12/ Les Schwab receiving a Be the Change Award at the event. You can check out the video and interviews with our guests and staff here.

See more pictures here!
We are so grateful to everyone in the community who made this possible. These parties were a result of more than 80 groups and businesses who hosted collections for us over the past few months in order to provide brand new holiday gifts for the entire Rose Haven community.

Your Invited to Help us Branch Out on November 15th!

Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-7pm

Elephants on Corbett

Please join us for a hosted happy hour and to kick off the giving season. Bring a friend you would like to introduce to Rose Haven and help us branch out!

Help make a difference in the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness and abuse in our community.

It is going to be a fantastic time filled with great appetizers and wonderful wine; where Rose Haven supporters and volunteers and can mingle and help us raise crucial funds. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our programs at this event.

Room and appetizers generously donated by Elephant’s Deli.

For only $189 we can serve a woman or child in crisis for an entire year at Rose Haven.

It’s never too Early to RSVP!

contact Katie O’Brien at 503-997-5277 or  

Please help us spread the word! Join and share the facebook event!

Linnea Portrait Studio debuts  exhibition of family and children’s portraits as a benefit for Rose Haven

Linnea Portrait Studio debuts  exhibition of family and children’s portraits as a benefit for local day shelter and community center, Rose Haven.

This Fall, if you make a $100 donation to Rose Haven, you can receive a complimentary sitting plus a 5×7 from Linnea Portrait Studio to be displayed in our in-studio benefit portrait exhibition PLUS $100 towards your order. 

Our goal is to raise $5000 through this exhibition showcasing meaningful black and white portraits. You’ll receive beautiful portraits and be making a huge difference in our community. 

For a donation of $100 directly to Rose Haven, you will receive a family or children’s portrait sitting with Linnea, a 5×7 print of the portrait Linnea selects to include in the exhibition, and a $100 gift certificate good towards a portrait order.

Once we receive your application we will review it and be in touch with a link to make your donation and schedule your portrait sitting.

Donate Travel Sized Shampoo Conditioner and Toothpaste

We are desperately low on travel sized shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste. Please help us spread the word!

We have an amazon wishlist! Check it out and you can send items directly to us!