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 of services looks like and interview past and current guests. One of our previous guests, Keeva Moselle, can be seen in this short documentary sharing her story and expressing what Rose Haven means to her. You can also catch glimpses of her spreading joy in our new space with sparkles and her sweet puppy, Chanel!

This documentary, which you can view below and on Vimeo here, was screened for the UofO community on August 18th.

Thank you so much to the film students at University of Oregon, Wes Pope, and Zach Putnam for celebrating Rose Haven. 

KATU 2 celebrated our Grand Opening opening event to interview Development Director Liz Starke! Liz discusses the importance of our direct services for our houseless neighbors and how our new building supports our community’s needs. Click here to see the story!

Fox 12 came to interview Executive Director Katie O’Brien to learn more about Rose Haven’s unique and special role in our community. Click here to see the story and hear about our new shelter space.

PDX Monthly wrote an article about Rose Haven and the opening our new building! Michelle Harris came to our site to discuss the importance of our new shelter space creating a calming and healing environment for our houseless neighbors.

Click here to read the story! 

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 all the beautiful design work donated pro-bono!

We cannot wait to finally bring guests back inside after 2 years of serving on the sidewalk.

Grand opening March 8th!

Rose Haven Staff

Join the Rose Haven Team!

Rose Haven is seeking a Deputy Director who is inspired by our mission and has a proven track record of direct service and management success. The new Deputy Director will join us at an exceptionally exciting time as we prepare for relocation to our new home in NW Portland, empowering us to increase capacity in a space customized to meet our guests, staff, and volunteer needs. This position is responsible for the supervision of internal programs and operations in a safe, positive, productive, and inclusive work environment. The Deputy Director will oversee daily operations and hold some external-facing responsibilities. This is a unique opportunity to help grow our agency and build long-term sustainability.

Salaried position of $70-75k annually (DOE), with generous medical and dental benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick time and 401k options.

How to Apply:
Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Resume review will begin June 1, 2021 until the position has been filled. Please visit for vacancy status. No phone calls, please. Only applicants that receive an interview will be contacted.

International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day from the Rose Haven community!

Today, and every day, we recognize the strength and power women hold and honor the work so many women have contributed to making a more equitable world for all of us. At Rose Haven, we serve incredible women with wisdom-filled life stories, unwavering resilience, compassionate hearts, and individuality. We have inspiring and dedicated women on our staff and in our volunteer base who show up every day ready to take on whatever challenges that are thrown our way.

It’s impossible to capture the entirety of these women’s experiences and how Rose Haven services have impacted them, but to give you some insight into the work here’s our 2020 Annual Report!

Click here for the PDF version: 

Rose Haven Annual Report 2020

This report highlights how we pivoted services to safely accommodate our guests during the pandemic, our dedication to learning and investing in diversity equity and inclusion with a racial equity lens, stories of our guests’ successes and the impact of our programming.

At Rose Haven we acknowledge and celebrate the experiences of ALL women. Often times the women most marginalized by systemic injustice are left out of important conversations and actions. This is why we serve and uplift women of all identities including trans-women, femme and non-femme expressing women, Black women, Latinx women, Indigenous women, women of color, queer women, women of different ability and intersex women.

We’ll continue our work to empower women with a framework that recognizes all the multifaceted  identities and experiences of women experiencing homelessness and poverty. One of the steps we’ve taken to execute this mission is renovating and moving into our NEW SPACE at 1740 NW Glisan St. to bring dignified services indoors. This will allow women who have been completely locked outside for the past 12 months to come inside to a safe space, build community and still follow COVID-19 safety protocols. There’s still a lot of work to be done on creating the dream space that is trauma-informed and accessible, and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Please consider giving towards this project in honor of International Women’s Day, the women we serve and the amazing women in your own life.

Rose Haven Annual Report 2020

Here’s a snapshot of our services in 2020 for the 2,477 guests that visited Rose Haven this past year: