January 2021 Donation Partner: Rose Haven Shelter

January 2021 Donation Partner: Rose Haven Shelter

Every month, Do Good mortgage makes donations to local non-profits when our clients’ transactions close or we receive a referral from our community of Do-Gooders. For those who don’t have a favorite local nonprofit, we give on their behalf to our donation partner of the month.

Rose Haven is the only day shelter and community center in Portland specifically serving women, children, and gender-diverse people. 

Before the pandemic, the organization offered day shelter in the basement of a local church. Guests were able to rest, eat, and participate in various activities in a safe, respectful environment. 

The pandemic changed everything. Guests and staff alike were unable to gather inside the shelter safely. The organization reduced the number of active volunteers from 895 to a mere handful. Most importantly, Rose Haven had to pivot from its day shelter model to an at-the-door model through the pandemic.

The focus is no longer wellness and empowerment—it’s survival. Current services include:

  • At-the-door support including nutritious food, water, emergency clothing, diapers, wipes, hygiene products, rain gear, mail service, pet food, and other needed items
  • Showers, bathrooms, and handwashing sink usage inside
  • Outdoor supplies including tents, tarps, sleeping bags
  • Additional direct service allocations for medical, rental, and utility emergencies
  • Advocacy and Emotional support for those feeling anxious during this uncertain time

If you’d like to learn more about Rose Haven, visit the website. And if you’d like to help, you can donate supplies or shop its wishlist on Amazon.

Published by Lynnette Fusilier

Kerns neighbor. Lover of coffee, whiskey and curiosity. Maker of digital experiences.

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