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In the past few months, Oregon Harbor of Hope, with support from donors including OCF’s Oregon Community Recovery Fund, has distributed thousands of tents, sleeping bags, and face masks around the Portland Metro region. Its mobile shower and laundry trucks offer a rare opportunity for people experiencing homelessness to access hygiene services through the pandemic. […]
Although few homeless people have Coronavirus, Portland is to resume clearing camps. Neighbors and business owners are complaining about the growing camps.
Check out our friend Allyson at Pacific Holiday on NE Fremont talking on Fox 12 about how she struggled during the pandemic and her clients stepped up to give back.
Portland police conducted a number of homeless camp cleanups in Old Town and Chinatown on Thursday, after announcing earlier this month they would carry out “high visibility patrols” focused on crime prevention. PPB said the patrols were in response to residents’ perceptions of being unsafe in the neighborhood.
Police Chief Jamie Resch said the patrols aren’t merely to keep downtown clean.
Service agencies handle hundreds of ballots to help homeless vote In a vote-by-mail state, how do you vote if you don’t have an address? It’s something hundreds, if not thousands, of homeless Oregonians must figure out. Their answers often come from service agencies. John Brown doesn’t have a house, but he has an address thanks […]
Domestic Violence, Homelessness and the Coronavirus By Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive At night, Carolyn Sterling knows she can hear him outside her tent. So she keeps quiet and keeps to herself. If he comes around during the day, she’ll walk through the gathering of homeless campers who line one end of Couch Park in […]
Katie O’Brien, Rose Haven’s Executive Director talks about the intersection of poverty and trauma and how these issues are escalated during the COVID-19 crisis.
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 […]
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 […]
Children’s Holiday Extravaganza for 425 Kids Thank to our financial sponsors (Davis Wright Tremaine, Ameriprise Financial and Point B ), 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 […]