Featured Community Partner: Rose Haven
Rose Haven serves women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home, and other disruptive life challenges. Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing our guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.
Rose Haven is a community and intervention center in NW Portland that offers a holistic approach to getting women and their children back on their feet. Their program encompasses practical assistance, social services, advocacy, socialization, and education.
The staff and volunteers at Rose Haven are committed to providing a safe community that supports empowerment, self-sufficiency and reintegration into the community. Women can access needed services and regain self-confidence in a safe, respectful, all female environment, without fear of encountering possible abusers.
Rose Haven is thrilled to have PSU practicum students helping during hospitality hours. These students are trained in all volunteer positions including serving food, being a personal shopper, working at the front desk, helping set up a guest with a mailbox or voicemail, facilitating classes, and more.
In addition to providing access to social services and education, Rose Haven offers guests a safe haven from the street, a sense of community, and a place to build relationships. At Rose Haven, students are able to work one on one with women or simply converse, and establish healthy rapport with guests.
Please find more information about our featured community partner at their website www.rosehaven.org.
Newest Practicum Opportunity:
Summer Canvass Intern with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
This position is for Summer 2013, and requires a time committment of 12-15 hours per week, primarily evenings and weekends from June-Septemeber. You will serve as a leader for summer outreach, involving organizing and training volunteers at events and managing data in Planned Parenthood's internal database.
You will gain experience in the political and non-profit fields and will get extensive training from PPAO staff in fundraising, volunteer mangagement, and political organizing. If you are committed to the women's health movement, are comfortable asking people to take action, and can handle a variety of projects at once and indepenedntly, you are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Find the detailed job description here!
How to Choose an Organization:
If you need ideas, view this list of practicum opportunities with community partners our students have worked with in the past. If your organization is not on this list, talk to a WGSS advisor to determine if it is an appropriated placement. You will need to identify an individual in the organization who will be responsible for supervising your work, and who will agree to complete an evaluation for you at the end of the term. In some cases, you might be working more independently, with supervision and evaluation by the WGSS Chair or other WGSS faculty.
How to Register for Practicum:
Practicum are considered credits "by-arrangement," and your faculty advisor must complete a By Arrangement Form in order to register you for these credits. Make an appointment with a WGSS advisor during pre-registration or during the first two weeks of the term in order to set up your Practicum credits.