Our Promise to Our Guests
With each passing week in this health crisis, survival becomes harder for the homeless women in our community. Many are elderly and many struggle with health issues, which make them most vulnerable to the very worst effects of COVID-19. At the same time, many of the resources they have come to depend on have fallen away—just when they need them most. They live every day with fear…but also with determination. The guests of Rosie’s Place are strong, resilient and even hopeful that they will find what they need to make it to tomorrow. Their spirit is inspiring.
Thanks to you, our doors remain open and our services remain accessible. At Rosie’s Place, homeless women can rest in a quiet, safe space; take a shower; have meals and snacks all day long; and receive help from staff with questions and concerns. (See all that we’re doing here.)
This is our steadfast commitment to our guests, to women like Norma Jean, who, after spending the night in a park, is at our door when we open. She desperately needs refuge from the streets, a place to wash up, a hot meal to eat, and I am grateful that we are able to provide for these basic needs. This is our compassion in action, to women like Avery, who stays in a crowded shelter at night but takes solace in the peace she finds with us by day—through the physical distancing allowed by our service delivery and also through the books, toiletries, and take-away snacks that help bring her comfort.
You make it possible for us to keep our promise to our guests, to be a constant when so much else in their world is uncertain. We are grateful for your unwavering support of our work.