Nonprofit Profile

Rosie's Place

Michael Oliver, Director of Development
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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, 88 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to services for poor and homeless women.

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Immediate needs

Items Needed:

$25 Gift Cards for the Holidays

to CVS, Walgreens, Target or Old Navy 


Alyssa Schoppee

Rosie's Place

889 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02118
(617) 318-0283

Needed By:

December 6, 2019


At Rosie's Place, we strive to provide a special gift which, for many of our guests, may be the only present they receive. With your help we can create a warm holiday experience for these women in need. 


Getting your donation to Rosie's Place:


On- site drop-off: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except holidays) or mail to Alyssa at the address below.