50 Years of Turning Hope Into Help

When Kip Tiernan along with several of her like-minded, big-hearted friends opened Rosie’s Place in 1974, we became the first emergency shelter for women in the nation.

This year, with gratitude and pride, we mark 50 years of turning hope into help for poor and homeless women. We are the place women go to when they have nowhere else to turn. A place where lives are changed every day.
Your friendship has made this possible.

As we arrive at this milestone, I know the strength and generosity of this community that got us here will carry us through all that lies ahead on our path to justice for the women we serve.

In 2024, Rosie’s Place is launching a five-year strategic plan that will enable us to address the critical needs of our community and grow our services by 25%. We will also broaden our behavioral health program to provide even more comprehensive help to our guests.

With you at our side, we will continue doing more for the thousands of women who are counting on us. Thank you for being our like-minded, big-hearted friends.

Kip often said, “Our doors will close when no one needs us anymore.” Today, with more women than ever before relying on Rosie’s Place for their most basic and urgent needs, our doors remain open and our help unconditional.

So long as the inequities of poverty and homelessness continue, so too will our work.

In solidarity and hope,

Leemarie Mosca