Rosie’s Place

Filed Under: Emergency Assistance, Food, Physical and Mental Health, Shelters, Women
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, ma 02118
Phone: 617-442-9322
Fax: 617-442-7825
Who to Contact
Front Desk

The mission of Rosie’s Place is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives.

Directory of Programs and Services 

Food Programs

  • Dining Room
    • Monday-Friday
      • 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.)
  • Food Pantry
    • Tuesday – Friday
      • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (80 guests maximum)
    • Monday-Friday
      • 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (40 guests maximum)

Emergency Services

  • Essential services: Women living on the street know that they can count on Rosie’s place 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. They also provide guests with lifelines like a mailing address and use of computers and phones
  • Overnight shelter: Rosie’s Place Overnight Program provides emergency shelter to 20 women for up to 21 days at a time
    • Lottery (when beds are available)
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 10:00 a.m.
  • Health and Wellness
    • The Wellness Center at Rosie’s Place provides an opportunity for women to receive sound health and medical assistance under their roof
    • Hours available here


Service hours

Hours vary by program

Requirements & Restrictions

Women and anyone who self-identifies as a woman.
Target population: homeless and low-income women

Waiting time

English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, and Chinese. Language Line available for other languages.


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Last updated January 5, 2021


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