How We Help

Whether a guest needs urgent assistance or long-term help with a complicated issue, our Advocates will be there for her, for as long as she needs us.


A one-on-one conversation with one of our multi-lingual Advocates is often is the first step for women who seek our help. Rather than asking intrusive questions or dictating what she should do next, an Advocate listens supportively and follows our guest’s lead. Our Advocates schedule more than 1,500 appointments with guests each month.

While Advocates are meeting one-on-one with homeless guests or women utilizing our food pantry on-site at a social distance—this year the majority of our Advocacy appointments will be remote—either online or over the phone.

Our Advocacy Helpline receives as many as 100 calls daily from women who have lost their jobs and are unable to pay their rent and utilities until their unemployment benefits arrive; women late with rent whose landlords are threatening eviction; and women behind on mortgage payments fearful of losing homes they worked so hard to attain. We’ve increased our funding to meet this rapidly expanding need for financial assistance, and also work with our guests to create budgets and payment plans with management and utility companies.

  • Rosie’s Place provides housing search specialists on-site who work with multiple agencies and organizations to help even the most hard-to-place women find housing.

Rosie’s Place’s employment specialist helps guests apply for, attain and maintain gainful employment in the community. She also provides educational workshops, connects guests with specialized job training programs and organizes job fairs. The specialist held 700 sessions this past year and stays connected with guests even after they obtain a position.

  • Wellness Care
  • Mental health counselor
  • Health specialist
  • Groups
  • Transportation
  • Emergency funds for back rent and utility arrearage bills
  • Referrals

Advocacy Helpline

617.318.0237

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Tonya was helped by Rosie’s Place during a difficult time, and then gave back by becoming an advocate herself.

Advocates can help with the following areas, and much more: 

  • Job Search
  • Emergency funds for back rent and utility arrearage bills
  • Referrals