Rosie's Place For Women
889 Harrison Avenue
Roxbury, MA - 02118
Rather than requiring our guests to leave each morning, we allow women to stay longer, providing much-needed time to find some stability and focus on long-term solutions.
Rosie’s Place Overnight Program provides emergency shelter to 20 women for up to 21 days at a time.
The Overnight Program is open 365 days a year to give a woman a warm, safe bed, three meals a day and enough time to get her footing so she can best make a plan for what comes next. Last year, nearly 300 guests found sanctuary at Rosie’s Place.
Lottery (when beds are available)
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 10:00 a.m.
Every day an average of 220 poor and homeless women and their children can count on having a healthy lunch and dinner in our bright and welcoming Dining Room. Another 60 women enjoy breakfast Monday through Friday.
Unlike other places, we don’t require our guests to line up and wait to receive their meals. Our volunteers and dining room staff act as waiters and waitresses to serve them at the table, just as you would a guest in your own home. For many of our diners, it well may be the only respite in their day.
DINING ROOM HOURS
Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Served: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Served: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brunch Served: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Dinner: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Dinner Served: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
An average of 1,900 women visit our Food Pantry each month and leave with 20-40 pounds of healthy food for their families. While many pantries distribute pre-bagged groceries, our guests “shop” free of charge among shelves set up like a grocery store, choosing which items they would like from juices, grains, canned goods and more. And thanks to relationships we have developed with local farms, we can also offer women a wide selection of seasonal, nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables year round.
FOOD PANTRY HOURS
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (80 guests maximum)
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (40 guests maximum)
Women are welcomed in from the streets and invited to rest, regroup and spend time in a safe place.
Many women come to Rosie’s Place for services that may be considered basic but are nonetheless important to enhancing their self-esteem. Women living on the street know that they can count on us for a place to launder their clothes, take a shower, store their belongings in a locker or rest in our Sitting Room, all free of charge. We also provide guests with lifelines like a mailing address and use of computers and phones. Last year, Rosie’s Place provided 8,638 showers, 1,750 loads of laundry, 10,705 phone uses and 12,341 computer uses.