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Reporter Nicole Hayden of the Oregonian reports that Portland nonprofits supporting those experiencing homelessness are concerned about their ability to meet the expected increase in demand once the city’s new daytime camping ban goes into effect. The ban, scheduled for early July, limits unhoused individuals to camping only between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. in […]

Katie O'Brien, Executive Director

KATU Staff Writer wrote about the daytime camping ban on public property across the city starting on July 1st. Mayor Ted Wheeler’s proposed plan would prohibit all camping between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. It would also ban camping in places like parks, sidewalks, and near schools and day cares at all […]

Katie O'Brien, Executive Director

Author Alma McCarty writes about the Portland daytime camping ban. Executive directors of day centers in Portland worry a proposed daytime camping ban, if passed, could strain their limited resources and place a heavy burden on the people they strive to serve: the homeless and those living in poverty. Even ahead of the implementation the […]

Portland Daytime Camping Band

OPB Journalist Alex Zielinski writes about Portland’s daytime bans on homeless camping. The Portland City Council is set to adopt stricter rules on homeless camping on public property. The ban would prohibit camping on public land between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and impose limitations on camping locations and activities during the remaining 12 hours. […]

Everyday Northwest Reigning Roses Walk

Local News Channel, Everyday Northwest interviews Development Director Liz Starke to discuss Rose Haven and the 2023 Reigning Roses Walk. Click this link to watch the video!

Rose Haven Partners with Sheltersuit An international fashion designer is helping homeless people on the streets of Portland. Bas Timmer is from the Netherlands. He created The Sheltersuit Foundation after a friend’s father, who was homeless, died from hypothermia. “So, it is a very comfortable mattress with an opening, so you can add extra layering,” Timmer […]

Stories & Solutions

Journalist Oscar Ponteri writes about community members experiences with homelessness and unaffordable housing. The article features images of Rose Haven guests. Read the full article below or at FHS Post   Sophie Ross, pictured at Downtown Portland day shelter Rose Haven. As a transgender woman, Ross has worked hard to maintain gender affirming care and […]

Rose Haven Guest, GG is interviewed by The Portland Tribune

Rose Haven Guest, GG is interviewed by The Portland Tribune Check out this article written by Joseph Gallivan featuring GG, our beloved Rose Haven Guest! GG provides valuable insight into her life living on the streets of Portland. She discusses barriers to receiving her emergency COVID unemployment checks, SNAP benefits, and affordable housing. Photo by […]

Atomic Orchard Experiment

The Atomic Orchard Experiment aims to honor what people do as workers and as Portlanders Balancing work they are passionate about with being able to pay rent is a challenge for many people engaged in helping on the front lines of the homelessness crisis. A creative solution for some of these workers is on the […]

Blanchet House, Rose Haven and the Union Gospel Mission all have need of coats this year and have seen donations slow down.