Guest Stories

  • Norma B-S's Story
    Norma B-S's Story
    May 27, 2016
    Norma is a guest who–with the help of Rosie’s Place–has survived great tragedy in her life, including the accidental death of her husband at the hands of law enforcement. Read More
  • Norma S-H's Story
    Norma S-H's Story
    November 17, 2015
    Norma is returning to school and reclaiming her life, with Rosie’s Place at her side. Read More
  • Dianna's Story
    Dianna's Story
    November 17, 2015
    Dianna has spent most of her life on the streets. Now sober and healing from years of abuse, she has found a home at Rosie’s Place. Read More
  • Theresa's Story
    Theresa's Story
    November 14, 2014
    After domestic violence tore her family apart, Theresa’s life changed through the love and care she found at Rosie’s Place. Read More
  • The First Forty Years
    The First Forty Years
    August 29, 2014
    The stories of a longtime guest, Elizabeth, and a newer guest, Maria, are in many ways the stories of Rosie's Place over the decades. Read More
  • Theresa Finds New Direction at Stacy's Juicebar
    Theresa Finds New Direction at Stacy's Juicebar
    August 25, 2014
    Through Rosie's Place, Theresa Marks found the best job she's ever had: working at Stacy's Juicebar, founded by Stacy Madison of Stacy's Pita Chips. Read More
  • Monjoa's Story
    Monjoa's Story
    August 20, 2014
    Monjoa's journey took her 5,532 miles from her home in Limbe, Cameroon to Boston and Rosie's Place, and it was here that she finally felt at peace. Read More
  • Marie's Story
    Marie's Story
    August 15, 2014
    Rosie's Place guest Marie Saint Louis left Haiti to start a new life and, at Rosie's Place, made a close friend of Achilles Aiken, a Boston College student who tutored her for four years. Read More
  • Saundra's Story
    Saundra's Story
    August 1, 2014
    Saundra came to Rosie's Place homeless in 2011; she worked hard and had a wonderful Christmas last year because she was reunited with her son in their new apartment. Read More
  • Brandey's Story
    Brandey's Story
    July 15, 2014
    Brandey lost everything—her home, her job, her possessions—and still waits for housing, but her connection to Rosie's Place keeps her going, even through the rough times. Read More
  • Nancy's Story
    Nancy's Story
    July 10, 2014
    Nancy stays connected to Rosie's Place through visits from a Friendly Visitor and "soul sister" Magdalena, who comes by weekly for conversation and companionship. Read More
  • A Community of Caring
    A Community of Caring
    July 1, 2014
    The emotional stories of Tonya, a guest turned Advocate, and a homeless guest, Saundra are told, along with inspiration from a volunteer. Read More