|While most shelters require their guests to leave each morning, our program allows women to stay for three weeks, or more if needed.
|Housing remains a primary and persistent need for our guests. More than half of the people who are homeless suffer from a chronic disability, such as mental illness or substance addiction, further complicating their ability to find and maintain housing. Even for women who work, it is increasingly difficult to meet the rising cost of housing.|
The Overnight program at Rosie’s Place provides safe, dignified on-site emergency shelter for 20 women. Women can sign up through a lottery system at the front desk when beds become available. While many of the guests in this program come directly from sleeping on the streets, others are escaping an abusive relationship or have been newly evicted. For women ready to take significant steps to change their lives, Overnight serves as the bridge between housing and homelessness.
Overnight is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so guests always have support for the myriad of issues that may confront them. All guests staying in this program meet weekly with our advocates to work on finding a permanent solution to their housing crises.
While most shelters require their guests to leave each morning, our program allows women to stay for three weeks, or more if needed. This approach provides the stability that many of our guests require in order to make sustainable changes in their lives. The demand for this program remains high, serving 600 women each year.