How We Help

At Rosie’s Place, when a woman comes to us in need of a meal, we know she needs more than food. More importantly, we know that we can help her.

We know that there’s no single cause of poverty and homelessness and consequently, there’s no single cure-all. That’s why we offer a spectrum of services to our guests. Find help.

Every year, Rosie’s Place meets thousands of poor and homeless women with thousands of unique needs and challenges. Some can be addressed immediately and some will require a long-term process. Below is a summary of our constellation of programs for poor and homeless women.

Emergency Services

We offer free meals 365 days a year; a food pantry with non-perishable items and fresh produce; showers, laundry and lockers; overnight beds for up to 21 days; and providers who offer health and wellness care.


Women can take English as a Second or Other Language, Literacy and computer classes in our Women's Education Center and find assistance with job and housing searches.

Advocacy and Empowerment

Multi-lingual Advocates assist women with short- and long-term issues; attorneys provide holistic legal services; and guests are encouraged to participate in our diverse Arts program and in Self-Advocacy activities, which can empower them to be their own best advocates. 

Outreach and Stability

We stay connected to guests by providing ongoing follow-up to newly-housed guests, arranging home visits to isolated women and bringing needed items and resources to women on the street through our Outreach Van. We reach women beyond our walls through a satellite office at Franklin Field and collaborations with Boston Public Schools and Massachusetts Trial Courts.