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Maggie Vespa of KGW Showcases New Rose Haven Building

Maggie Vespa of KGW Showcases New Rose Haven Building   Maggie Vespa of KGW stopped by to see the new Rose Haven building and interviewed our Executive Director Katie O’Brien and former Rose Haven guest Cody Jane Baker. The interview took place at Rose Haven’s new home, what was formerly known as World Cup Coffee […]

International Women’s Day 2021 – A New Home for Rose Haven

Fast forward to 16:06 to see the segment on Rose Haven’s new home! Thank you to KGW-TV and Maggie Vespa KGW for the shout out on International Women’s Day!  

Rose Haven teams up with KGW Great Toy Drive, bringing holiday joy to hundreds of families in need

Rose Haven brings holiday joy to hundreds of families in need PORTLAND, Ore. — Author: Brittany Falkers The holiday season is here. While this year’s celebrations will look a lot different in the COVID era, some local families are worried about having a holiday at all. That’s where Rose Haven comes in. “We are, of […]

Service Agencies Handle Hundreds of Ballots to Help Homeless Vote

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 […]

Portland to Resume Clearing Camps

Although few homeless people have Coronavirus, Portland is to resume clearing camps. Neighbors and business owners are complaining about the growing camps.

Pacific Holiday Consignment Store is a Local Small Business Helping Women

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.

Police Sweeps Raise Concerns

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.

Domestic Violence, Homelessness and the Coronavirus

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 […]

OCF- Hygiene and Housing: How Oregon Harbor of Hope is Bridging the Gap Through the Pandemic

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. […]

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Mark Mason Interviews Katie O’Brien

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.