Rose Haven featured in Portland Interview Magazine!
We are honored to be featured in Portland Interview Magazine! Check out the full interviews below!
WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden
Rebekah Albert says she experiences joy on a daily basis as the Executive Director of Rose Haven (627 NW 18th Ave.), a welcoming day shelter for women and their children who have experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse or homelessness. There is a distinctly vibrant aura of community, care and happiness at the place where any woman can come to rebuild a life for herself and her family.
Rebekah began her career as an investment banker. One of her clients was a nonprofit agency serving children and families dealing with cystic fibrosis. After being invited to serve on their board, she became inspired by the profound impact the small organization was having on the families it served. Rebekah went on to serve as the Marketing and Communications Officer for the YMCA of Greater Seattle. She then transitioned to the position of Development/Marketing Director for the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley and later became their Executive Director. Nineteen years at Loaves & Fishes followed, with Rebekah filling the roles of Center Manager, then Marketing Director and finally Regional Director.
“These positions all provided opportunities for me to broaden my understanding of how the lack of social and economic equity in so many segments of our population creates systemic hardships,” Rebekah says. “Being with Rose Haven has provided me with new challenges and opportunities to work specifically with women, people of color, LGTBQIA communities and older adults. These are some of the intersections in society where I am most inspired to serve.”