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 remedied immediately and some will be long-term processes. 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 and Literacy classes in our education center and find assistance with job and housing searches.

Advocacy and Empowerment

Multi-lingual Advocates assist women with short- and long-term issues, 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 with Rosie's Place guests and the extended community by providing ongoing follow-up to newly-housed guests, arranging regular home visits to isolated women and bringing needed items and resources to women on the street through our Outreach Van. We also reach poor women in the community by providing on-site services at Franklin Field housing development and Boston Public Schools.