In the News

Portland Tribune Story: Rose Haven Grand Opening

Check out this article by Max Egner from the Portland Tribune! Egner came by the Haven on Grand Opening Day and has testimonial from a guest and staff member! Thank you Portland Tribune for your coverage! Read the story on the Portland Tribute

KATU2 Interview with Liz Starke

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Rose Haven day shelter opened its doors in Northwest Portland Tuesday. It’s the only low-barrier day shelter for women and children in the city. “I think that that low-barrier model is the key that is going to solve so many issues as far as accessibility and making programs work,” said Rose Haven Development Director Liz Starke. […]

KATU 2 - Rose Haven opens day shelter in Portland

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 Story - Katie O'Brien

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.

A Newly Designed Women’s Shelter Opens Its Doors in Portland

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! 

How Climate Change Impacts Homelessness

Development Director Liz Starke talks about the intersection of climate change and homelessness. At least 688 Americans died in 2021 from weather-related events, mostly due to February’s southern winter storm and extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest. Experts say these events are due in large part to climate change. “In The Loop” brings viewers a distinctive […]


Rose Haven finds a new home -NW Portland day shelter for women, gender-diverse people moving and growing by John McDonald at Street Roots | 2 Feb 2022 On a damp and dark wintry night, the garbage bins alongside the First Immanuel Lutheran Church had once again been rooted through. Debris was scattered all over the […]


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 […]


Willamette Week Sheds Light On Higher Rates of Psychotic Episodes in Old Town Prompt Homeless Service Providers to Hatch Deescalation Plan   Old Town hosts the greatest concentration of homeless Portlanders in the city. Kerman and other providers say women are having psychotic episodes in Old Town at an unprecedented rate. The nonprofits don’t want […]

Sun Joo Kim, the design manager for Gensler Portland

Sun Joo Kim, the design manager for Gensler Portland, said the biggest driver behind the new design was the people who it will serve.