Who We Are

From the President


On Our Anniversary, Kindness Connects Us

April 14, 2022 - This Sunday, as we have done for nearly five decades, we will open our doors wide in welcome. And with music, friendship and a delicious meal—we will celebrate the extraordinary place that Kip imagined and brought to life.

What Love Can Do

February 14, 2022 - Every day at Rosie's Place, we see exactly what love can do. When we extend it to our guests, giving our help without judgement, expectation or a time limit—it brings them comfort, strength and hope.

Hopes for the New Year

January 3, 2022 - As we look to the year ahead, we choose optimism and faith in our proven work.

Grateful for You

November 25, 2021 - We are so glad and grateful for your commitment to our work. Happy Thanksgiving!

Providing Stability in an Unsteady World

August 24, 2021 - Rosie’s Place has always provided a safety net for women living on the edge. But when the global pandemic created an economic crisis that in turn has spurred the threat of widespread evictions—we became a lifeline. Since March of 2020, we have been helping more women than ever before stay housed and healthy.

Judith's Story

July 25, 2021 - In March of 2020, when we were all asked to shelter in place, the three-week stays of guests in our Overnight Shelter were extended indefinitely. Many of those 20 women stayed with us for more than a year. Judith is one such guest. While the pandemic stopped so much, it couldn’t slow her down.

Celebrating Kip Tiernan

June 17, 2021 - Today, we celebrate what would have been Kip’s 95th birthday.

Happy Mother's Day from Rosie's Place!

May 8, 2021 - This Mother's Day, we join you in remembering and recognizing all the women—who are much more than we may realize.

Celebrating All the Rosies

April 4, 2021 - Celebrating our anniversary and all of the Rosies who make our community so extraordinary.

A Valentine from Rosie's Place

February 11, 2021 - Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Rosie’s Place! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for keeping us in yours.

A Milestone and A Steppingstone

January 20, 2021 - We can do better and we must. With the support of friends like you who are committed to this journey, together, we will.

The Promise of a New Year

January 4, 2021 - We welcome this New Year with hope in our hearts, thanks to you.

Giving Thanks for You

November 26, 2020 - Today, and every day, we at Rosie’s Place are grateful for your friendship. We couldn’t give all that we do, without all the love and support you give us year-round.

What Remains Clear

November 4, 2020 - A note regarding the 2020 election

Maintaining Safety and Sanctuary

October 19, 2020 - We know that showing women that they are welcome and they are loved means paying attention to the details. It means making sure our building is more than a facility, it’s a sanctuary. A place to feel seen, supported and secure. And now, in the midst of a pandemic—this work has never been more essential.

Become an Advocate for Change

September 16, 2020 - Advocating for legislation and addressing issues that impact our guests’ well-being has always been central to what we do at Rosie’s Place–and it is more critical today than ever before.

Success As We See It

September 3, 2020 - "We’ve always known that there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to poverty and homelessness—because no two women’s journeys are the same. And so, of course, how could there be just one definition of success?"

Serving Smiles in Our Dining Room

August 18, 2020 - It’s more than the food that draws women to our Dining Room–it’s the spirit of community and unconditional love that they find here.

The Resilience of Our Community

July 30, 2020 - "Our community will evolve. And our commitment and compassion will endure." Read our President's most recent message.

Housing Is Health Care

July 21, 2020 - Long before COVID-19 created an economic crisis that in turn has spurred the threat of widespread evictions—Rosie’s Place has been a safety net for women struggling to keep their housing. And today, our critical work to keep women healthy and in their homes continues.

A Second Crisis Emerges: Hunger

July 8, 2020 - Every day at Rosie’s Place we continue to meet the essential needs of poor and homeless women, with the need for food among their most urgent. Our guests have always struggled with hunger, but never more desperately than they do today.

Honoring Kip Tiernan's Legacy

June 17, 2020 - On what would have been her 94th birthday, help us to commemorate and celebrate Kip’s extraordinary life.

Standing Together

June 1, 2020 - Our community is mourning, and our city is on fire. Many say that the system is broken. In truth, it was never right to begin with—it was built to oppress and disenfranchise. It’s not enough to burn it down. We also have to build the world we want to live in.

A Q&A with Our President

May 19, 2020 - Leemarie Mosca answers questions from the community via Instagram.

Remaining Close While Safely Distancing

May 14, 2020 - While this health crisis has affected so much, the compassion and care we show our guests is unchanged.

Thankful for All That We Receive

May 5, 2020 - As we confront this global pandemic and strive to provide shelter, sustenance and comfort to women with nowhere else to turn, it’s the generous spirit of our community that sustains us. We are thankful each day for all that we receive.

As Hunger Grows, So Do Our Efforts

April 28, 2020 - "Right now, our food programs are more important than ever to women who are desperately trying to get by." Click to view our President's most recent message.

We Are a Constant for Our Guests

April 21, 2020 - Our spring newsletter has arrived... read about some of the good things happening at Rosie’s Place.

All in a Day at Rosie's Place

April 14, 2020 - Another day in this global pandemic begins, and the streets of Boston are quiet. But that’s not the case at 889 Harrison Avenue.

Our Promise to Our Guests

April 7, 2020 - "The guests of Rosie’s Place are strong, resilient and even hopeful that they will find what they need to make it to tomorrow. Their spirit is inspiring." Read our President's most recent community message.

A Place for Women on the Edge

March 31, 2020 - "As we enter April with the number of COVID-19 cases still on the rise, I am proud to say that Rosie’s Place remains open as we continue to serve poor and homeless women under extraordinary circumstances." Read our President's full message.

Stay-at-Home: An Impossibility for the Poor and Homeless

March 24, 2020 - "Massachusetts has asked all of its residents to stay at home. But how can poor and homeless women stay where they are—when they need so much help to make it through the day? As we have for decades, Rosie’s Place rises to meet this moment and the critical needs of our guests." Read our President’s full update.

Today at Rosie's Place

March 19, 2020 - Today, just as we have every day for 46 years, we will welcome our guests—wholeheartedly—with our most essential emergency services.

Our Doors Remain Open

March 17, 2020 - “Rosie’s Place’s doors remain open—offering sanctuary and support in a time of uncertainty for all of us, but especially for the women with nowhere else to turn.” Read our President’s full update.

Keeping Rosie's Place Safe

March 11, 2020 - Our guests' safety and ability to access food, shelter and connection during this time of hardship is our top priority.