Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children - Portland, OR

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627 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
: 503-248-6364
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    2019-11-01 13:19:03
    Rose Haven is very unique - awesome . . truly provides what is greatly needed and life changing! I only wish every community had Rose Haven.

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Description: Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women and children of all ages, regardless of need.  We have an open door policy, and accept any woman in any condition who needs our help.  Staff and volunteers form a compassionate and supportive team for women who are traumatized by homelessness, abuse, and other disruptive life challenges. Rose Haven is a safe, respectful environment where change begins. We address basic needs, and help women build confidence and sustainable lives for themselves. Through reflection of trust and mutual respect, the foundation on which personal healing and healthy choice making begin.

Services are provided Monday – Friday from 8:30-4pm (closing at 3pm on Wednesdays to prepare for National University of Natural Medicine Community Clinic).

We close at 12pm the 2nd Monday of each month. Extended hours are provided on days with inclement weather. Closed daily from 12-1pm for volunteer debrief and staff lunch.

Volunteers Requests by Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children: Rose Haven functions with a small staff that values and relies on volunteers on a daily basis. Our volunteers gain the privilege of serving, and being enriched by the incredible women and children who come to enjoy the community we create together. In 2014 we had 279 volunteers who logged a total 9,300 hours, which is the equivalent of 4-5 full- time employees. Although Rose Haven hospitality is devoted to women and children, we have many opportunities for men to volunteer. Guests can choose if they want to sign up for activities where they interact with male volunteer on-site (such as computer lab), and there are also opportunities to help our women off-site (such as drives and special events). There are many ways to get involved at Rose Haven, detailed below. Hospitality: The following job descriptions are carried out in hospitality, and limited to female identified volunteers. Kitchen: Work with staff to prepare nutritious meals in our renovated warming kitchen. Meal Service: Serve delicious, hot meals prepared in our kitchen to those who need it most. This is a great role for those who like to socialize and be engaged with our guests. Triage Assistant: Work at the front desk as support to our Intake and Triage Coordinator. This includes socializing and assisting with guests needs as well as finding and retrieving requested items. Activities and Classes: Rose Haven has many activities that can be fun to facilitate; such as art, Writing, books clubs and more. Bring your unique skill set and create an activity for our ladies. Organizational Help: These duties are open to anyone of any gender. Computer Lab: Share your skills by facilitating tutoring, resume building, job searches, budgeting and more. Sorting: Help sort, stock and organize the donations we receive daily for our shop. Medical Consulting: Nurses, doctors, nurse practitioners and other experienced health care people needed to staff our medical consulting office during hospitality hours. Pick-ups and Delivery: Rose Haven is able to provide resources to those in need because of generous donations from our community partners. We need volunteers to deliver food, diapers, clothing and more from all over the metro area on various days. Events: Special events are a great way to raise funds and create awareness for Rose Haven. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer at one of our annual events, or host a party or a community awareness activity of your own. Organize a Drive for in-Kind Donations: Volunteers are needed to reach out to organizations, schools and the community for donated items such as hygiene, coats, undergarments and other items our women and children need on a regular basis. Ongoing Committees: Serve on one of our committees–development/outreach or board of directors.

Donation Requests by Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children: Women’s And Children’s Clothing (all sizes): New and like-new items only please! Do to limited storage capacity, Rose Haven is only able to accept in-season clothing donations. Things we ALWAYS need: – Underwear (new only) – Bras (new only) – Socks (new only) – Bra extenders – Jewelry – Practical walking shoes – Belts (Large sizes needed most) Personal Care Items: New and unopened please – Feminine hygiene – tampons & pads – Hand sanitizer – Deodorant – Shampoo & conditioner (travel size is ideal) – Soap & body wash – Toothbrushes & toothpaste – Body lotion – Combs/brushes – Pocket Tissues – First aid supplies – Razors – makeup – Incontinence pads General Supplies – Backpacks (with and without wheels) – Handled shopping bags – Rolling suitcases and carts – Sleeping bags – Umbrellas – Reading glasses – Sewing kits Household Supplies – Blankets – Towels – Sheets & pillowcases Office Supplies – Computer paper (8.5 x 11) – Laptops – USB memory sticks – Manila folders (8.5 x 11) – Message pads

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2020-02-01

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