Susie Knows Rose Haven

We have Portland neighbors in need right now and there are ways to help. Today’s focus is Rose Haven – a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing trauma, poverty, and physical and mental health challenges.

Red Orange Be Kind During Coronavirus Instagram Post (1) (1)

Here is the What, Where and When to donate to this awesome organization:


List of items to doate to Rose Haven in Portland Oregon

WHERE: 1820 NW Irving Street (Just a block from Couch Park on the west side)

Rose Haven exterior Portland Oregon

WHEN: 9 am and 12 pm Monday – Friday. If you would like to schedule a drop-off email and check out their top needs.

More ways to help from Rose Haven:

“Even though we are at a distance, we know our community is still there, and that you want to help. Volunteering is on hold right now, so here is a list of easy ways to help Rose Haven during the pandemic…”

  • Pay it forward with your stimulus check – If you have not been impacted financially by COVID-19, please consider donating your stimulus check to Rose Haven. We had a guest who donated $100 as soon as she got her check this week! When we tried to give it back to her she said, “You have done so much for me, please let me do this.” The most impactful way to help is by making a financial donation.
  • Purchase outdoor supplies from Next Adventure and support a local retailer – If you can’t make a financial donation, consider donating supplies from our wish list. Next Adventure is a local, small business you can support that is offering a 50% discount to Rose Haven supporters who are purchasing supplies to donate and they will ship to us directly.

Rose Haven support web page at Next Adventure

  • Support our meal program and local business through Feed it Forward PDX – Toro Bravo Inc. launched a meal train sponsorship program for Portlanders facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored meals are prepared at PLAZA DEL TORO for select nonprofits serving Portland’s homeless and vulnerable populations. They are also offering sliding scale pay-what-you-can-afford (including free) meals at Toro Bravo Inc restaurants for anyone in need, and offering free food bags available for pickup at PLAZA DEL TORO for anyone in need Fridays from 2-4PM at 1203 NW Glisan.

Feed It Forward

  • Support our meal program and local business through Elephants Good Neighbor Menu – Our longtime partners at Elephants Deli have created lower-priced “Good Neighbor” menu packages for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations who want to support their community and buy/donate food to vulnerable populations. Please email directly if you’d like to place a delivery order using this menu. Prior to the pandemic, Elephants was our strongest partner sustaining the nutrition program.

Good Neighbor Menu from Elephants


Thank you for all that you do, Rose Haven. You’re a beacon in this difficult time and Portland is infinitely better with you in it.

Rose Haven building exterior with a tree

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