Rosie’s Place

The selected charity for MOT2007, selected by email vote-in from MOT2006 attendees, is Rosie’s Place:
Since 1974 poor and homeless women have found an oasis of hope and nourishment at Rosie’s Place. The mission of Rosie’s Place is to help women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Many of the women we assist are working and in housing but simply can’t make ends meet. Some are newly homeless, while others women have been living on the streets for years. We serve women as young as 18 and as old as 80. Approximately one-third of our guests have children. Rosie’s Place serves guests from a wide variety of ethnic groups, with the majority being African American, Hispanic, Haitian, or White. Some of our guests are living with HIV/AIDS or have hidden disabilities such as addiction or mental illnesses that prevent them from effectively integrating into society.

With the help of people who believe change is possible and share our vision of justice, Rosie’s Place has accomplished amazing things, both big and small. Each year:

  • 74,000 nutritionally balanced meals are served in our warm and cheery dining room.
  • 800 women choose free non-perishable food items and fresh produce from our Groceries program each month.
  • More than 500 women find safety and nurturing in our emergency and short-term housing, while advocates work with them to find permanent homes and secure the services they need.

Please head over to Rosie’s Place to learn more, thank you.

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