Oregon now has the 2nd highest rate of homelessness in the country, 35 people out of every 10,000 in the state have no shelter. Oregon is one of only four states where more than half of the population of homeless were found outside, and about 62% percent of the state’s homeless are living outside, in tents, or cars. This makes day centers more important than ever, as more people are unable to get into shelter they rely on Rose Haven to meet basic needs and find guidance.
The rate of homeless women in Multnomah County has increased 16% since 2015, and the rate of women accessing emergency shelters has doubled.
We have seen the impact of this; serving an 86% increase in women and children over the past 6 years. Services summaries below reflect this progression each year, and the support provided by community to meet the increasing need.