At A Glance

Our Impact

With the help of people who believe change is possible and share our vision of justice, Rosie’s Place accomplished the following in FY16:

  • We served over 104,000 nutritionally-balanced breakfasts, lunches and dinners in our warm and cheery Dining Room.
  • Our food pantry enabled 2,000 women per month to take home 20 to 40 pounds of foods that their families prefer and enjoy.
  • Rosie’s Place’s Advocacy staff scheduled more than 1,400 appointments with guests each month. Advocates assist with housing, educational and employment opportunities, clothing, wellness care, transportation and emergency funds for eviction prevention and medications.
  • Approximately 250 women found sanctuary in our emergency housing, while advocates worked with them to find permanent homes and services they needed.
  • Our Outreach program worked to break the cycle of chronic homelessness by providing in-home support to 100 guests who were at risk of becoming homeless.
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Our Staff and Volunteers

  • Our staff is comprised of 58 full-time and 14 part-time employees.
  • Volunteers provided more than 60,000 hours of service, the equivalent of 30 full-time employees.

Our Programs and Services

Who We Serve  

  • Many of the women we assist are working but simply can’t make ends meet.
  • Some are newly homeless, while other women have been living on the streets for years.
  • We serve women as young as age 18 and as old as 80.
  • Approximately one-third of our guests are accompanied by children.
  • Our guests are from a wide variety of ethnic groups, with the majority being African American, Hispanic and Haitian.
  • Some of our guests are living with severe health problems or have hidden disabilities such as addiction or mental illness.