Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. Thanks to these donations, 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women.
Rosie’s Place is able to provide services in its own unique way largely because we are always true to our mission and to our values. We do not accept any support from the city, state or federal governments. We rely solely on the generosity of our donors to allow us to serve women in the best and most appropriate way. Our work would not be possible without you.