• Youth Outreach Board

What is the Youth Outreach Board?

Rose Haven’s Youth Outreach Board (YOB) is comprised of high school activists in the Portland metropolitan area moved to positive action. By being intentional catalysts for change, the YOB spreads awareness and inspires action by unifying our community for the benefit of the women and children of Rose Haven challenged by homelessness and abuse. Their primary goals are awareness, in-kind donations, and financial giving to help improve the lives of those we serve.

There are no current openings for the 2022-23 school year.

Applications will reopen in June 2023 for the 2023-24 Youth Outreach Board.

2022-23 School Year Members

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Anabelle Jukkala

Franklin High School

A lifelong goal of mine is to engage in my community and the Rose Haven Youth Outreach board was an amazing way for me to engage in those goals for the PDX community. I’m very passionate about raising awareness and helping those in my community who are facing challenging circumstances and I am so privileged to work with an amazing group of youth leaders in achieving these goals!

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Abi Crowe

Franklin High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to connect with and support Rose Haven’s beautiful, diverse community. I have met so many passionate, kind individuals throughout my time volunteering with the organization and I look forward to meeting many more!

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Annie Duan

Jesuit High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to get more involved with my community and to encourage others to reach out and help in the de-stigmatization of those who are houseless and/or in difficult situations.

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Lucy Robb

Jesuit High School

I joined the Youth Outreach board because I saw all of the good Rose Haven has been doing in our community, and I wanted to be a part of it. I was also interested in helping others while collaborating in a fun environment!

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Sofia Lilah Petteni

Jesuit High School

I joined the youth outreach board as a way to serve and deepen my connection with my community. Additionally, Rose Haven is such an inspiring and significant place that along with other passionate teens, I hope to spread awareness of its impact and of the stories of those experiencing houselessness.

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Kayla Chan

Jesuit High School

After volunteering at Rose Haven for a school project, I was able to see the profound impact of how Rose Haven’s support was able to help individuals in difficult situations. As a result, I joined the Youth Outreach Board to support my community in a more hands-on and direct way. Whilst also working alongside other teenagers to help destigmatize the harmful stereotypes surrounding houseless individuals to create a positive change within Portland.

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Maansi Singh

Jesuit High School

The opportunity to work with vulnerable communities in the Portland area sparked my interest in joining Rose Haven’s YOB. I hope to encourage others to set aside preconceptions about people facing difficult circumstances and spark a desire for positive change in our local community.

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Carissa Gerung

Jesuit High School

After learning about Rose Haven’s mission, I was inspired to be involved with such a motivated organization. Joining the Youth Board is one way for me to be able to support my community and advocate for what I believe in.

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Roxanne Buehler

Lincoln High School

After attending the Rose Haven Mother’s Day event I was inspired to get more involved with this incredible organization to continue providing a stable and loving community for women in Portland. By joining the Youth Outreach Board I hope to help organize events and raise money for a more promising future for Rose Haven.

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Kate Hadden

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to get involved in my local community and help support the women of Portland. Being a part of Rose Haven means I get the chance to work towards helping women find safety, stability, and a support system in their community, and work with other young women to do so!

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Kendall Davis

Lincoln High School

I was inspired to join the Youth Outreach Board because Rose Haven is an amazing organization that helps make a notable difference in the homelessness crisis in Portland. I wanted to help do my part for the community, while also being able to meet other teens, learn, and challenge myself!

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Tessa Jacobs

Lincoln High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because I really admire how Rose Haven provides a safe and supportive space for more vulnerable groups of people who may be struggling with poverty or houselessness in Portland. I want to contribute to supporting this cause in any way I can, and collaborate with other teens through this board to help maintain this positive environment Rose Haven provides.

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Ava Kobos

Oregon Episcopal School

I joined the Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board because homelessness is one of Portland’s most pressing issues. Rose Haven is a great opportunity to help make truly impactful change for homeless women, children, and non-binary folks, and to learn more about the people in Portland’s community.

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Abby Zurasky

Riverdale High School

I had done some volunteering with Rose Haven my sophomore year, and joined the Youth Outreach Board as a way to get more involved. The organization provides a great place to help women experiencing houselessness, and I can’t wait to help organize events and perform other services for Rose Haven guests!

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Emily Hendrickson

Oregon Episcopal School

I joined the Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board because I wanted to contribute more to our Portland community and get involved with the predominant issue of homelessness within our community. Rose Haven was the perfect opportunity to do so, since it is an amazing organization that holds great views and goals that help support those experiencing homelessness.

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JoJo Kobos

Oregon Episcopal School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because houselessness is such a severe issue in Portland. Rose Haven is an amazing organization, and I was inspired by the efforts of its leaders to try to bring impactful change to those in our community who are struggling.

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Jessica Brannan

Sherwood High School

I joined the Youth Board because I wanted to help the people that really need it! Homelessness is such a prevalent issue in Portland and I want to do all I can to support those affected. Rose Haven gives me the opportunity to make a difference in my community.

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Fia Sakaino

Southridge High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board to give back to the place that raised me. I hope to create solutions and opportunities that enable the women in my community to thrive. It’s an honor and joy to be a part of a group of empowering young women who are ready to make a positive change!

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Autri Das

Sunset High School

I joined the Youth Outreach Board because I think it’s really important to help others in the community whenever you’re in a position to do so. I thought joining the Youth Outreach Board would be a great opportunity and platform for me to get to know members of my community, and help them in the process. I also loved the idea of learning how to be a more helpful leader and advocate for those who need it in Portland.

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Lauren Wilkins

Rose Haven Board Liaison

Rose Haven is a regular source of inspiration and resilience for me and I am fortunate and humbled to be part of the YOB. I joined to become an extension of Rose Haven, as a catalyst for positive change, support and love for the lives I encounter.

Goals for 2022-23 School Year:

Through service and relationship-building, Youth Outreach Board Members will learn more about social justice and work together towards a shared goal of improving our community.


Participate in direct service, including:

  • volunteering with Rose Haven guests during regular hospitality hours or at special events, and
  • other street outreach

Support Rose Haven’s mission by:

  • organizing supply drives, sorting donations, preparing gifts for guests, and
  • learning fundraising skills to increase awareness and resources

Make connections with YOB members, as well as Rose Haven staff, volunteers, guests, and the board of directors.

The Rose Haven Youth Outreach Board is committed to ensuring that our work is done with a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens.