Portland, OR. Rose Haven day shelter has already raised over $100,000 toward a fundraising goal for its annual mother’s day walk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 fundraiser was made into a virtual event. Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children, and gender non-conforming people who are experiencing trauma, poverty, and physical/mental health challenges.

Here’s a video about the event:

The Reigning Roses Walk has been Rose Haven’s signature event since 2014, bringing together its community of donors, volunteers, and guests each Mother’s Day to raise funds and awareness for its day shelter.

Here’s how you can participate:

Virtually Participate

  1. Register to virtually walk with us at makeitreign.org
  2. Make a personal donation
  3. Customize your personal fundraising page
  4. Share your custom link with friends and family via social media, text and email
  5. Create a video clip or image showing off your walk…wherever you are; post to social media and tag Rose Haven
  6. Watch your donations make a difference in our community

Or, simply Donate to support our essential work.

Community members are invited to walk with, or in honor of, a special woman in their life – a mother, grandmother, daughter, partner or friend. Participants collect pledges to participate; all proceeds benefit the women and children of Rose Haven.

About Rose Haven:
We are a sanctuary from the street, offering compassion, practical assistance & community to women, children, and gender diverse people facing the loss of home, abuse or other life disruptive experiences. Learn more at www.rosehaven.org

Rose Haven was designed using the results of a survey done in 1997 by Sr. Cathie Boerboom and Joan Van Almen, which asked the women of Old Town what they most needed and wanted. Sr. Cathie then joined forces with Stephanie Banka and began to build connections with other agencies and churches that met some of the needs of the women expressed. From here they built a program that complemented existing services, filled the voids and provided connectivity between resources and agencies. Soon, Rose Haven began responding to the critical need for safety for women. In 1998 Rose Haven began as a program of Catholic Charities where it quickly brought aid to more than 2,000 women and children in the Portland area each year.

In 2007 Rose Haven became an independent non-profit organization, relocated to NW Portland, and continued to provide direct services to homeless and abused women and children.

From the beginning Rose Haven has welcomed women off the street and with deep respect addressed each one’s expressed needs by offering life sustaining services and assistance in obtaining them. The staff and volunteers have a passionate commitment to the empowerment, integration and self-sufficiency of the women they serve.

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