Our Impact


Providing refuge for women and children from 8:30am to 4:00pm, weekdays.

We Serve:

80-110 People Daily
3,383 Annually
20,389 Total Visits in 2017

Who We Serve

75% Women – 25% Children


We believe in the value of each individual and operate with dignity, respect and love for all.

685 Active Volunteers
8 Staff Members
100+ Community Partners

The number of children Rose Haven served increased by 20% in 2017. Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness among women. 72% of our homeless population has mental and/or physical disabilities.

Rose Haven Impact

Rose Haven is a sanctuary from the street in Portland, offering compassion, practical assistance and community during the daytime hours to women and children facing loss of home, abuse and other disruptive life experiences.

Rose Haven operates in a community that is plagued by homelessness.

The latest Point in Time Count survey results (released June 2017) shows:

the rate of homeless women in Multnomah County has increased 16% since 2015, and the rate of women accessing emergency shelters has doubled.

It indicates one of the fastest-growing demographics of homeless people in Multnomah County is those with physical or mental disabilities, jumping 16% since 2015 and now making up 72% of the homeless population. This is no surprise to Rose Haven where demand for our services increased 10% last year, and 326% since 2009.

In 2017 Rose Haven served more women and children than ever before; 3,383 unique women and children collectively visited us 20,389 times for services, supplies, and support.  However, rather than celebrating this accomplishment, we recognize that Rose Haven’s growth is due to the rising rates of poverty and need for our services in the community.

Rose Haven not only helps women with basic necessities on a day-to-day basis but our advocates guide them towards building sustainable lives for themselves. In 2017, we served 20,106 meals, our shop distributed 5,105 hygiene kits, and our advocates held 3,473 one-on-one appointments assisting our guests with housing, job searches and more.

As our guests begin the healing process, the changes in their lives lead to healing in our urban community as a whole.