On March 8th, 202 — after two years of outdoor services — we were finally able to invite our guests inside again at our new home at 1740 NW Glisan Street.
Our new home for the Haven, a 10,000 sq. ft. facility designed with a trauma-informed lens in NW Portland. We intentionally considered color, layout, and accessibility as they relate to the experiences of marginalized communities, and promote healing in the space.
We expanded not only our facility size, but our programs and hours of operation as well. We are now open 5 Days a week from 9 am – 4pm. We offer family specific services on Wednesday afternoons, and have seen a significant increase in children accessing our services onsite.
As more people are pushed outside, we will continue to provide equitable access to care for those who are suffering from health disparities in our community. This is a time of solidarity, and as a community, we are standing in solidarity with over 3,000 women, children and gender-diverse people who need us now more than ever. Today, and down the road, Rose Haven will continue to be an important resource. We anticipate the number of people experiencing housing, food insecurity and trauma to escalate as the economic toll of this public health crisis evolves.