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2015 Annual Report

Justice is not three hots and a cot. Justice is having your own


-Kip Tiernan, Rosie’s Place Founder 2 | Rosie’s Place 2015 Annual Report

A simple key can have so many different associations. Literally, it is the means of preventing access to something worth protecting, something precious. For homeless guests at Rosie’s Place, a key may hold their belongings in a locker or in a suitcase; for our newly housed guests, it can open the door to their first home. But the symbolic meaning is what captures the imagination: a key signifies entry to a new tomorrow, an untraveled path, a series of small victories, hopefulness. At Rosie’s Place, our committed staff works every day to help our guests reclaim the best parts of themselves and unlock the door to a life of healing and promise. Through long and bitter winter nights, the soft rain of early spring, overheated city streets of summer and the chill of late fall, we are here for thousands of forgotten women–always, in every season. We believe the unique combination of effective programs, free basic services and unconditional love and acceptance is our key to success, one that has allowed us to carry on our vital mission for 41 years. The image of a key deeply resonates with the women we serve and, throughout this report, as you read about events and accomplishments of the past year, you will see key-based artwork created by our guests to symbolize their hopes, dreams and values. Because of your sustained and generous support of our work, the women we serve can dream. They can hold in their hands a key to a better life, and you have helped make that possible. | 3

Dear Friends, Often, it’s the little things that conspire to pull our guests down into hunger and homelessness. Higher gas prices? For some of our women, that means the end of their ability to commute to a job beyond the reach of public transportation. Higher food prices? A weekly visit to the grocery store becomes a monthly one. School vacation? Without school lunch and breakfast, the kids are home and hungry. A welcome growth spurt for a teenager means shoes that no longer fit and a coat whose sleeves are three inches short of his wrists. A wedding or a funeral means scrounging for a gift or decent clothes. In the best of times, our guests work hard to make ends meet; in the meaner times, they count on Rosie’s Place even more. From food programs like our Dining Room and Food Pantry to material assistance and advice provided through our Overnight, Advocacy and Outreach programs, we aim to help women meet their biggest needs, right now. Our Women’s Education Center, Self-Advocacy and Legal programs work with women around longer-term needs, to escape the constant deprivation many of our guests face. Rosie’s Place knows that we must continue providing services our guests depend on, as well as expand and adapt these services to meet our guests’ needs. In the midst of an ambitious strategic plan, we’ve sent teams of skilled advocates, lawyers, and housing and job search workers to assist women living in public housing or whose children attend public school. We’ve expanded our Outreach team to include a staffer who solely focuses on our guests with serious chronic medical conditions. Our new offices in Dudley Square provide us with the room to grow in our Legal and Arts programs. We’ve truly begun to realize our vision that Rosie’s Place services are available to any poor or homeless woman–whether she crosses our threshold on Harrison Avenue or not. Kip’s vision of a world where all our sisters could find respite and refuge has gotten a little clearer–and we hope a little closer. Much of this annual report speaks about the metaphorical keychain that Rosie’s Place holds: keys to hope, keys to opportunity, keys to love. And you have in your hand one of the most important keys of all–the key to our future. We are able to undertake these efforts because of your generous support. You have our great thanks for being an important part of our family. You are truly the key! Sincerely,

Isabelle Stillger Sue Marsh Board Chair Executive Director

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SUMMER All year long, talented advocates assist guests looking to make a change in their lives. We offer one-on-one help with the most pressing issues, which may include finding a place to live, a job, health care or drug treatment. The advocates look forward to the summer when they can offer guests a short respite from their complex issues at the annual summer beach trip. Hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hanover, the outing to Humarock Beach is a favorite day for many women. Before

where we are bringing services to women who aren’t able to come to us at 889 Harrison Avenue. The tenants at Franklin Field are predominantly single moms, unemployed or underemployed and very poor. We offer on-site advocacy assistance, long-term in-home support to maintain their housing, family law services and a career counselor. In July, Rosie’s Place hosted its first-ever SelfAdvocacy Retreat at the Connors Center in Dover, MA. The retreat allowed 18 women to rest, enjoy the outdoors and make new friends and connections. Over the two days, guests took part in activities that included crafts, flower design, fitness and outdoor recreation and personal growth and development. For many women, it was the first time they had ever stayed in a country setting, where they were surrounded by the new experience of chirping crickets and bright stars in the night sky. Throughout the year, the Self-Advocacy department focuses on other activities that foster growth in guests whose lives have become more stable, including self-defense/de-escalation classes, skill-building workshops, a walking group and a community garden at Rosie’s Place.

they arrived at the beach, guests were treated to a breakfast at the church and provided with bathing suits and towels. The women enjoyed an afternoon of swimming, relaxing and soaking up the sun and then returned to the church for a BBQ dinner, the perfect end to a special day.

increasing the number of women who meet us via our Outreach Van. Monday through Friday, we visit

The hot months bring people out to the street,

underserved neighborhoods in Dorchester and Roxbury and offer women vital resources and referral information as well as necessary items such as socks, toiletries, blankets, sandwiches and water. By the end of summer, the van staff was connecting with more than 500 women a month. Outreach

efforts continued at the newly-established Rosie’s Place satellite office at the Franklin Field public housing development in Dorchester,

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FALL As we have done in previous election cycles, Rosie’s Place

invited candidates for statewide office to meet with guests prior to the 2014 elections. The

candidates, including Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Treasurer Suzanne Bump, spoke on topics important to our guests, who then asked questions, in many cases revealing a strong command of issues relating to housing, job creation and health care. In addition, the Public Policy department created a guide with information on more than 22 candidates’ campaign priorities affecting poor and low-income women, registered to vote more than 150 women, and successfully supported ballot question #4, which mandated earned sick time for certain employees in Massachusetts. The Public Policy program works to represent the interests of Rosie’s Place guests at the State House and empowers guests to be actively involved in advocacy. In September we welcomed

students of all ages

back to the classrooms of our Women’s Education

Center (WEC). They found a full slate of pre-ESOL/literacy, literacy and ESOL classes offered five days a week during mornings, afternoons and evenings. Women who have never

China, Cape Verde and other African countries. Rosie’s Place would not be able to make these free classes available for 375 women each semester without the dedication of a corps of as many as 100 volunteer teachers and tutors.

For our guests, the holiday season can be especially difficult. There is extra pressure to provide gifts and big meals for family, and those not connected to family can find themselves quite lonely. With this in mind, we make holiday celebrations special at Rosie’s Place. Thanks to our generous donors, we have gifts for just about every woman we come in contact with. And meals are an event on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We open the Dining Room early for a hot breakfast and there are festive decorations– especially at Christmas–as well as tablecloths and flowers on each table. A local jazz singer, who performs every year, keeps the fun going all afternoon. We usually have around 150 women join us at midday. At dinnertime we serve a traditional holiday meal–turkey at Thanksgiving and ham at Christmas. We strive to create an upbeat atmosphere of good company, food and music. We also offer guests a range of items well-suited for holiday meals at our Rosie’s Place Groceries food pantry, and many women take advantage during this season.

received schooling can attend classes that prepare them with the basics to start learning a new language and opening the door to opportunity in the United States. Tutors are available to improve conversation skills and enhance classroom learning. Students now come from all over the world: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and other Spanish-speaking countries, | 9

WINTER drop. Beds become even more scarce, making finding shelter every night a full-time job. In response, in our Overnight

Program we extend our guests’ stays beyond the usual 21 days, allowing

for 20 women to be with us from Thanksgiving through the New Year. We enhance the already homelike atmosphere of the Overnight living area with decorations and a tree, and we offer special foods, distribute holiday gifts and plan festive activities to create a sense of community and positive holiday experiences. On every day of the year, the Overnight Program is open 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.

A highlight of Rosie’s Place 40th anniversary celebration was a mural dedication in December. Rosie’s Place collaborated with the students of the Mayor’s Mural Crew to create this public art to honor four local women notable for their social justice work: Melnea Cass, a civil rights activist and force for positive change in Roxbury in the 1930s; Frieda Garcia, a longtime community activist in the South End and Roxbury and 20-year director of United South End Settlements; Judy Norsigian, an original member of the collective that authored Our Bodies, Ourselves; and Kip Tiernan, Rosie’s Place founder and social justice advocate. The 12’ x 24’ mural is affixed to the exterior back wall of Rosie’s Place’s auxiliary office space at 47 Thorndike Street facing Melnea Cass Boulevard. At the same time, a quilt and other art created by guests within the arts@rosiesplace program were displayed at the Dudley branch of the Boston Public Library and all around Rosie’s Place. The winter months bring new challenges for homeless women. It is not safe to spend hours outside when the temperatures

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Beauty was in full bloom at Rosie’s Place on an afternoon in February when more than 100 guests attended “A Day to Love Yourself” held in the Dining Room. Designed to pamper the mind, body and spirit, activities included massage, aromatherapy, makeovers, hair styling, glamour photos, journaling and expressive arts, made possible through the donated services of beauty and health practitioners. This annual event is a favorite of the guests of Rosie’s Place, whose daily struggles with poverty and homelessness leave little time to focus on themselves. “Rosie’s Place guests don’t only need food and shelter—they should also be able to nurture their bodies and souls,” said organizer Andrew Maggiore.


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SPRING In its growing efforts to connect with underserved women in the community, Rosie’s Place has built relationships with elementary and middle schools in underserved areas of Roxbury and Dorchester. Our Community Collaborative provides outreach, housing assistance, support and advocacy services to women whose children attend the Orchard Gardens, Holmes and Shaw schools, with another school to be added in the coming months. We have also made groceries from our food pantry available for parents picking up their students. With this on-site presence at the schools, we are better able to connect families to assistance and to our services and those of other community agencies. Every April, Rosie’s Place welcomes the occasion of

National Volunteer Month to acknowledge

the more than 2,400 individuals who give of their time and talents each year. Annually, volunteers contribute more than 60,000 hours of service, the equivalent of 29 paid employees. They contribute by teaching English, preparing and serving meals, bringing a group to cater a meal and leading arts workshops. We would not be Rosie’s Place without our volunteers. One of our longtime volunteers– Ginny “Dolly” Gibson, who is visually impaired–was honored for her more than five-year commitment to playing the piano and singing in the Dining Room every Friday.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Program began this year to address this. Many of our guests are outside the health care system–because they feel they have been previously mistreated, or they don’t speak English, or they don’t have the ability to meet the demands of the medical establishment. Our health worker connects guests with health insurance and explains coverage; helps them find a provider and treatment program; accompanies guests to medical appointments, advocating for them and interpreting information; provides translation services and access to transportation to appointments; and, generally, offers consistent support for follow through of medical recommendations. We have already found that the health results are better when our guests are supported and encouraged to stay in touch with their providers.

Over time, the stabilization workers who offer in-home services to previously homeless women recognized that many of these guests also suffered serious or chronic health conditions. | 13

Programs and

Expenditures Advocacy: $3,800,006

Food Programs: $2,355,464 Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Groceries program allows guests to “shop” for fresh and nonperishable items themselves.

Finance/Administration: $326,228

One-on-one housing and employment assistance, legal counsel, wellness care, and homelessness prevention and other community outreach services. Self-Advocacy services engage and empower guests to become their own best advocates.

Emergency Shelter: $725,635 Twenty-bed shelter where women find respite from the streets while they work with advocates to identify more permanent solutions.

Development: $1,065,281

Public Policy: $206,404 Education and training to involve our guests in the legislative process.

Women’s Education: $849,440 Free ESOL, literacy and computer courses taught by volunteer teachers and tutors within a familiar and supportive environment.

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Women’s Craft Cooperative: $360,831 Social enterprise providing guests with income, work skills and self-confidence.

Sources of


Estates 6%

Other 1%

Corporations 14%

Foundations 14% Individuals 65%

Rosie’s Place relies solely on private support and does not accept any city, state or federal government funding. In fiscal year 2015, $7,720,240 in operating support was raised. In addition, $2,105,863 was received through in-kind contributions of clothing, food, toiletries and volunteer hours. Net assets of property, equipment and cash were equal to $19,330,224 at fiscal year end. Please call the Development Office at 617.442.9322 to request a complete audited financial statement. | 15


The Year at a

In FY2015, Rosie’s Place, with the help of generous donors, made an impact in the lives of 12,000 women in the following ways:


We served 100,500 nutritionally-balanced breakfasts, lunches and dinners to guests and their children, an increase of 9% over FY2014.

21,000 1,100

Women shopping at Rosie’s Place Groceries made more than 21,000 visits.

Rosie’s Place’s Advocacy staff accommodated almost 1,100 appointments with guests each month.

304 97%

We provided stays for 304 women in our Overnight shelter.

Through our Outreach activities, 97% of guests receiving monthly in-home supports were able to stay housed and break the cycle of homelessness.

500 1,082 375 1,500 650 2,400

Our Outreach Van provided services and support to an average of 500 women per month on the streets of Boston.

At Franklin Field, 1,082 residents participated in Rosie’s Place-led activities.

The Women’s Education Center provided 375 women each semester with free classes and tutoring.

Close to 1,500 women, 281 of whom had not participated before, took part in 289 on- and off-site arts workshops.

The Legal Program provided more than 650 consultations and 110 guests received full representation.

Approximately 2,400 volunteers provided nearly 60,000 hours of service, the equivalent of 30 full-time employees.

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Founders Circle

Named in honor of Rosie’s Place founder Kip Tiernan, members of the Founder’s Circle contributed $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. Just as Kip depended on a small group of volunteers and their $250 contribution to open Rosie’s Place in 1974, so do we depend on the consistent generosity and involvement of these individuals to provide help and hope to thousands of women each year. We are very grateful for their support and dedication to our mission. Anonymous (169) Barbara S. Accetta Ruth and Ernest Adler Kamesh and Geeta Aiyer Janet and David Aldrich Susan Alexander and James Gammill Carolyn E. Aliski The Alizadeh Family Ann and Jack Allegrini Susan Alvey Dawn and Timothy Anderson Gaille Anderson Amy Anthony Dennis Arinella Robert Armacost Elizabeth and William Armstrong Patricia E. Artis Estate of Anne Reese Bacall Richie Balsbaugh Lara and Stephen Balter Cornelia Barnard Steven and Deb Barnes Susan Bazett and Rom Watson Deborah and Alan Beck Reinier and Nancy Beeuwkes Elaine V. Beilin Joshua and Anita Bekenstein Paula Bennett Thomas E. Berk Lowell and Lisa Bircher Catherine Bird and Jonathan Delgado John Biske and Duane Lefevre Kathi and Bryce Blair Carolyn and Rob Blanks Jane and Robert Blauvelt Stephen and Maria Blewitt Jennifer C. Boal Holly and Richard Bonomo Jacquelyn Borck Scott Bortoff Kathleen Bower and Carol Sestito Susan Boyle Traudy and Stephen Bradley Amy and Ed Brakeman Cherise and Robert Bransfield Andrea Brennan Karen Brennan John and Irene Briedis Mark and Maureen Brill Jane Brock-Wilson Hester and Robert Brooks Barbara Brown and Richard Zingarelli Stephanie L. Brown

Holly and David Bruce Stephen Buchwald Heather and Christopher Buder Susyrati Bunanta and Marc Van Hulle Matthew Bunn Lalor and Patricia Burdick Cinta Burgos and David Ring Mary A. Burke Timothy and Carrie Burr Jon Bush Susan Okie Bush Susan Kelley Callahan Alice D. Campbell Barbara and Richard Campbell John Campbell and Susanna Peyton Terri Z. Campbell Kathleen and Craig Camuso Amy Caplan and Geoffrey Lewis A. William and Carol Caporizzo Albert and Elizabeth Capraro John and Peggy Carberry Jenaro and Mallory Cardona-Fox Susanne Carlson Ian Carnathan Pat Carroll Larry and Christine Carsman Mary and Brian Carty Nancy J. Caruso Karl E. Case Ronald G. and Ronni J. Casty Lynne Cavanaugh and Jim Kitendaugh Dr. and Mrs. David Cave Linda Cebula and Robert MacCready Mrs. Fay M. Chandler Carol Chandor and Anthony DiSciullo Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers Suzanne Chapman Amelia Charamba Eunice A. Charles Joanne and David Charpie Derek Chilvers Patricia and Will Chiu Pamela Dippel Choney Peylina Chu and Eng Lo Jin Chung Patricia and John Ciarleglio Jessica Cirone Holly Clark Judith Engle Clifford Linda and Barry Coffman Christina and Tim Cohen Marjorie and Martin Cohn Elisabeth and Kevin Comer

Stephanie and John Connaughton John and Eileen Connors Patricia and George Conrades Holly A. Constant Mark Conway and Mary Scatamacchia Alison Coolidge and Tom Boreiko Susan M. Corcoran Cecilia and Eduardo Cordeiro Dennis and Kathryn Costello Owen R. Cote Jr. William and Susan Cotter John Coughlin Anne Covert The Cowper Family Daniel and Niki Cox Genevieve and Joseph Coyle Amy Cuddy Kathleen Curley Taylor Curtis Jeanne Cutrona Beth A. Daly Erin Daly May Danberg Bruce Daniel and Susan Dacy Ami and William Danoff Matthew and Anne Dattilo Jaqueline Davies Anne and James Davis Lisa and Domenic DeAngelo John M. DeCiccio Ana Mari De Garavilla and Paul Hoffman Kimberly Dellarocca Kathleen and William DeLuca David and Margaret DeLucia Ms. Jamie Demas Bruce Depper and Jane Depper Goldstein Diana DeSocio Thomas and Laurie Desrosier Laurie T. Dewey Peter and Brenda Diana Barbara Dickenson Paula and Donald Dickinson James Dillon and Stone Wiske Susan and Joseph Ditkoff Heidi Dix and Roger McPeek Stephanie Dodson and Jamie Cornell Michael Doherty Kathleen Donohue and Mark Sanders Louise and Peter Donovan Michael Donovan Robert Doran R. Michael Dorsch Deborah and David Douglas | 17

Nancy W. Doyle Jean and Jay Driscoll Estate of Virginia B. Drogue Michelle and James Duane Cathi and Mark Duffy Drs. Peter Dull and Judith Tsui Elisabeth Dunn Mary and Matthew Dunne Katherine Early and Mark Bilodeau Margaret Eckenroad Jennifer Eckert Sandra and Paul Edgerley Ann McCarthy-Egan and Tom Egan Thomas Einstein Frederick and Kimiko Ek Anne Freeh Engel and Samuel Engel Margaret L. Engel The Engerman Family Clare Esparolini April Evans and Carol Furniss Bruce and Terri Evans Lucy Everett William Fabbri and Ann Goebel-Fabbri Stephen Fair and Rebecca Kirk Honore J. Fallon Nicole F. Farhadi Lee Ann Fatalo Katherine West Faulkner I. Mette and Julius Feinleib Judith and John Felton Beth and Richard Fentin Mr. David R. Ferry Odile and Barry Fidelman William and Denise Finard Jill and Michael Fischer Thomas Fitzsimmons Walter J. Flanagan, Jr. The Foley Family Lionel P. and Judith A. Fortin Dr. and Ms. Eric Fossel Daphne and Lawrence Foster Juli Frawley Henry Frechette and Judy Hodge Peter and Eleanor Frechette Jane Freedman, M.D. and Mark Iafrati, M.D. Jeff Fullerton William Furr Hilary and Christopher Gabrieli

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David Gacioch Sandra L. Galejs Susan M. Galer Anne Gannon Gallagher Sharon Gallagher Judy Garber and Myles Brown Annette Geldzahler Richard Gemboski Anthony Gemma Neva and Steven Georgion Deirdre Giblin and David DuBard Rita Gill Maryann and John Gilmartin A. Silvana Giner and Thomas Craig Selena Given Ann and Paul Gleason Barbara A. Goldrick Nancy Goldrick Randy L. Gollub and Jon K. Hirschtick Gail Goodman and Dave Swindell Stevanka and J. Max Goodson Christina and Michael Gordon Judy Gordon Toni and Doug Gordon Ms. Mary A. Gore Elizabeth Gorman and Mark Kritzman Ann and Kenneth Gorson Mike and Becky Goss Amy Gould Laurie Gould and Stephen Ansolabehere Paul Grabscheid and Sheila Bloom David Grayzel and Courtney Dickinson Daniel Greenberg and Patricia Salt Lillian E. Greene Gillian and Richard Gregory Carolyn and Tim Grimes Marni and Jay Grossman Susan Gruber Donald Hadwin Susan Smith Hager and Rodney Hager John and Claire Haggerty Karen and Rob Hale Cheryl L. Hamlin Stella M. Hammond Sarah E. Hancock Anne Haney Robin and Dean Hanley Pamela Haran and David Godkin David Harding Jonathan Harris Susan Harris Oliver Hart and Rita Goldberg Mary and Stephen Harvell Adele Peterdi Harvey Richard Harvey Paul and Janet Haus Jerry and Margaretta Hausman Dan Hawkins and Carolyn Moss Phyllis Troupe Hawkins William and Cristina Heiden Bettina Hein Howard Heller Judith Hellman Diane and Dennis Hemond Jill Henderson and James S. Miller Mary and Harry Hintlian

Dominic Hix Patricia and Galen Ho Christina T. Hobbs Robert and Laura Hockett Christian and Donna Hoffman Peter and Donna Hollinger Aaron Homer Linda and Joseph Hooley Jill Hornor and Yo-Yo Ma Sharon Hucul Thomas and Rachel Huff Emily W. Hughey Luisa Hunnewell and Larry Newman Susanna Hunt Natanja Hunter Elizabeth Hurley Nick and Marianne Iacuzio Robert Indresano Arthur and Sandra Irving Mark and Susan Irvings Kathleen and Robert Ix Patty Jabar Tyler and Laura Jacks Jennifer Jackson Jonathan and Joanna Jacobson Madeline Brandt Jacquet Mary and Michael Jenkins Julia and Peter Johannsen Amy Johnson Catherine Johnson Karen Johnson and Jim Broderick Susan and Glenn Johnson Drs. William and Carolyn Kaelin Rabbi Randy Kafka Sarah Kahn Steve Kahn and Jan Pendleton James and Sally Kaloyanides Michael and Deborah Kaloyanides Jana Kaplan and Janet Beaudoin Lynn Kaplan Susan C. Kaplan Edward Karle Anwar and Catherine Kashem Frank Keaney Charitable Remainder UniTrust Maggie Keefe Lisa Keglovitz Jai B. Keller Susan Keller Alicia and Fred Kelly Joseph and Dana Kelly Stephen R. Kenney Erin O’Connor Kent and Patrick Kent Amy Kiley Jean H. Kindleberger Bonnie Kirchner Mary and Adam Kirsch Amy B. Klein and Brian Lefsky Lisa and Stuart Kliman Marin Knight Victoria Knox Charles Kojabashian Susan Konarski Angiras and Nancy Koorapaty Rachel and Bryan Koplow Brenda Koskinen Robert and Nancy Kovar

Robert Kozik and Patricia Crane Anthony Kozloff Diane Krause John J. Krawczyk and Christine Adams Jane and Joseph Kringdon Anne Kubik and Michael Krupka Marilyn K. Kucharski Elka and Charles Kuhlman Ted Kurland Jessica Ladd and William Brack Ramana Lagemann Leslie Anne Lake Wendy Landman and Joel Weissman Frederick C. Lane Caroline and John Langan Nan and Andy Langowitz Catherine and Jean-Pierre Lanteri Tom Larsen and Nancy Monaghan Gloria and Allen Larson Eric and Lori Lass Bette and Kenneth Lavery Ruth and Christopher Lawler Nancy Leaming Joan LeBel Rob and Annette Leckie Patricia and Christopher Lee TL and TK Linda Leffert Suzy and John Lehner Judith and Christopher Leich Susan M. Leland Mary Jane and Stephen W. Lenhardt Ruth Lepson Renee and Matthew Levin Andrea Levitt and Antoine Hatoun Sharon Ireland Lewis Norman Lind Nancy and H. Eugene Lindsey Marjorie Liner and Christopher Connolly Elaine and Cyrus Linscott Jeanne M. Livermore Susan Lock Martha G. Locke William Lockeretz Christina and Peter Lofgren The Lombard Family Mary-Alice and Kenneth Loring Alice M. Lorusso Elizabeth and Phil Loughlin Stephanie S. Lovell Kiersten and David Lowe Colleen and Jeff Lowenberg Carolyn T. Whooley Lucas James and Jean Lucey Jerry Ludwig Susan and Richard Lynch Pamela B. Lyons Linda and Larry MacKay Robert MacPherson Stacy Madison Patricia Maes Maggiore Family Andrew Maggiore and Jeremy Hayes Lisa and Andrew Majewski LeRoy and Antoinette Malouf Alan and Dottie Manganaro David Mankin

Claire Mansur and John Ryan Donna Marcin and Charles Van Meter Kristin and Paul Marcus David and Kim Markert Cindy and Brad Maroni Julie Marriott Sue Marsh and Brad Gove Ingrid Martin Rachel and Joseph Martin Carol Master and Sherry Mayrent Kristen Maxwell Michele May and David Walt Joan and John McArdle Cindy McCarthy Anne D. McClintock Libby and Kevin McClintock Alison M. McCormack Kimberly McDowell Kelly McGarr Carolyn and James McGarry Joseph McGill and Kaffee Kang Thomas McKie Lynne McLaughlin Susan A. McLeish Jack and Sue McNamara Patrick Mehr and Helen Epstein Lisa and Theo Melas-Kyriazi Jennifer and M. Scott Mellen Michelle Mello and Rakesh Chopra Maureen and James Mellowes Carol and Steve Memishian Joan Middleton David Miller Mary Dockray-Miller and Michael Miller Todd and Jill Milne Ann Milner Kathleen and J. David Mislan Joshua and Heidi Model Christopher and Carin Moeder Clark and Jane Moeller Helene and Richard Monaghan Michael E. Mone Lois M. Monge Brad A. Mongeon Judith Monosson and Robert Scherzer Barbara L. Moore and Jack A. VanWoerkom Betty Morningstar Wanda and Ronald Mourant Matthew Mrachek Manfred and Anne Muehter Peter Mueller Richard and Mary Murnane Pat and Troy Murray Mr. Robert J. Murray and Christa Balzer Andre Myers Linda and Fred Naddaff Barry and Laurie Beth Nagler Ronald and Kathleen Nath Richard and Ann Nemrow David and Sharon Neskey Maureen and Dan Newman Emily Newmann Mr. and Mrs. Brett Nichols Larry Nirenberg Kathleen and Richard Norman Leila G. Noveletsky Mark Nuccio

George and Luanne Nugent Dr. Joseph and Ms. Molly Nye Stephen and Margaret Ober Mary O’Connell Susan and Gar O’Connell Dina Odak Virginia and Herbert Oedel Suzanne and Andrew Offit Paula O’Keeffe Katie Oldoerp Carol S. and John J. O’Neil, III Bill and Kathy O’Neill Patricia O’Neill Helene and Martin Oppenheimer Jane and Mike Orseno Brenda Osborne Shirley and David Parish Charles and Kathleen Parker Chris Parker and Stewart Rubenstein Faith and Glenn Parker Deborah and Mark Pasculano Diane and Deval Patrick Lisa and Stuart Patterson Meghan D. Pelton Elisabeth and Steven Pendery Deidre O’Brien Pepi and Louis Pepi John Peters Katherine Peterson Mark and Anne Peterson Kathleen Peto and Daniel Rice Tania Phillips and Jeffrey Dover Jean and Scott Pilla-Pierce Linda Pines Jennifer A. Pline and Hans C. Oettgen Sandra Poole Ellen Poss Jill and John Preotle Jonathan Protz Cynthia and John Quealy Kelly Race Soroya Rahaman Richard and Joanne Ramsey Susan and Jim Rapoport

Alaka Ray Kelley and David Ray Janet C. Reckman Roger and Hannalore Reiser Gretchen and Christopher Reisig Edward Render Barbara and Frank Resnek Catherine Reynolds Sarah Reynolds and Danny Ertel Mr. Kennedy P. Richardson | 19

Erin and Paul Riley Judith and Timothy Ritchie Jane Brooks Robbins Barbara Roche Richard Rodman Alberto Rodriguez Michael Roitman Leon Rosenberg Peter and Lori Rosenberg Drs. David A. Roth and Marie B. Demay Sue Rothenberg Larry and Nancy Rowe Christine and David Roy Peter and Leah Roy Roberta Rubin and Donald-Bruce Abrams Richard Rudman and Karen Greenberg Mary Ruggie Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Runkle Margaret Lark Russell Gwen Ruta Kathleen A. Ryan Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones Diana Sabella Nicole Sahin Michael Sakala Jeswald and Donna Salacuse Michelle Salas Lynne and Warren Salzman Susan and William Samuelson

Dr. Nils and Yvonne Sandell Cecelia and Lee Sandwen Arlene Sano Robert Sanoff and Margot Kaplan-Sanoff Judith A. Saryan The Saul Family Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Savignano James P. Scales Carole Schlessinger David and Joni Schelzi Peter and Cindy Schliemann Julia Schlozman Stan and Kay Schlozman Roberta and Bill Schnoor Antoinette Schoar Madeleine Schulman

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Kathleen and Frederick Schultz Reinhard and Nina Schumann Robert Schwartz and Ruth Horowitz R. Michael and Susan Scott Karen Sepucha Augustin and Danielle Serino Mr. Jonathan Serko Michael Sgambati Lorna Shafir Barbara and Edward Shapiro Phillip and Ann Sharp Maura Shaughnessy Timothy Shay William Shea and Susan McConologue-Shea Julia Sheehan and Errol Morris Wendy Sheehan and David Barbrow William and Mary Sheehan Gregory D. Sheldon Sara Shelton James D. Shields and Gayle M. Merling Kathryn E. Shine Estate of Nancy J. Shirley Lori and Tim Shoyer Alan Sieber Alan and Susan Silberberg Michael A. Simpson Joseph Singer and Martha Minow Jus and Kumud Singh Martin Siwak Elizabeth Skavish and Michael Rubenstein Jody Collins Skinner and Robert Skinner Paul and Lisa Slack Gordon and Jane Slaney Jon and Karen Slote Ellin Smalley Arthur R. and Maureen Smith Cheryl Smith and Stephen Cox Edward and Catherine Smith Mary Howland Smoyer Carolyn T. Sobolewski Mark Sommer and Ellen Baker Jacqueline Sonnabend Valerie Sorenson Carolyn and Jason Soules Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Soviero Stephanie and Brian Spector Anne and Lawrence Sperry Francis Spiridigliozzi Robert M. Sprague Donald Squires and Susan Warne Sally A. Stalker Marjorie and Paul Stanzler Charles Steenburg Laura Steiger Laura E. Stiglin Isabelle Stillger and Scott Chappel Laura Street and Elizabeth Kantt Leslie and Daniel Sullivan David Taylor John J. Tegan Jr. Jonathan and Nancy Teich Richard and Karen Teller Jean C. Tempel Anita and Scott Thomas Stephen and Molly Thomas

James and Jean Thrall Karen Tierney Joel C. Tillinghast John and Jane Tisdale Arnold and Gloria Tofias Eileen and Steve Toti Lisa and Frank Tower Lisa Tung and Spencer Glendon Christine Tunstall Doug Urell Karen Vagts Lydia Vagts Robert Valtz Ed and Nancy Varallo Ardis Vaughan Ann Marie Viglione and Joe Jutras Patricia Villani Mrs. Katherine S. Villers Mrs. Jeptha H. Wade Connie Walkingshaw Camille and Les Wallace Peter J. Wallace Patricia Walsh Stephanie Walt Karen and Andrew Wang Johanna Ward Cathy and William Waters Roslyn Watson Teresa Watts Roberta and Stephen Weiner Risa Weinrit and Mark Schechter Barnet and Sandra Weinstein Richard and Sally Weitzen Marty Wengert and Laura Dorfman Donna West The Wheatland Fisher Family Tona and Robert White Paul and Ann Maureen Wiencek Astrid Williams Jane and Bruce Williams Kim Williams and Trevor Miller Edward and Barbara Wilson Rachel Wilson Abigail Wine and Lance Ramshaw Dyann and Peter Wirth Monika Wirtz Sarah Wiser Ms. Linda Wisnewski and Mr. William P. Collatos Jerzy and Charlotte Wisniewski James and Carol Wolff Adele Wolfson and Daniel Seeley Lois Woodbury Amy Woods Leila Yassa and David Mendels Rosemarie Yevich and Francis Drislane Anders and Marjorie Youngren Judith Zahn Leslie and Sam Zales Norman Zalkind and Emma Vesey Anne P. Zebrowski Jonathan M. Zorn Designates donors whose support has spanned 10 consecutive fiscal or calendar years at the Founder’s Circle level.

Organizational Support

Rosie’s Place accepts no funding from the city, state or federal government, therefore we depend on the support of our many generous corporations, foundations and civic groups. Our organizational supporters range from religious organizations to corporate employee giving programs to foundation grants. All are vital to our ability to provide a comprehensive range of services to poor and homeless women. The following list represents those who contributed $1,000 or more this past fiscal year. We appreciate their continued generosity and support. Anonymous (29) 7 News-WHDH/WLVI 90.9 WBUR Boston’s NPR News Station AAFCPAs Acton Congregational Church Lassor & Fanny Agoos Charity Fund Albrecht Automotive Group The Allyn Foundation, Inc. Americo Francisco Fund, Estate & Realty/ Charitable Trusts at The Boston Foundation Ameriprise Financial Ames & Gough, Inc. Amgen Foundation Apple Lane Foundation Arthur J. Gallagher & Company Asaman, Inc. The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Bank of America Matching Gifts The Baupost Group Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation Bay State Data Professionals The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation Beacon Hill Circle for Charity, Inc. Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro Beggs Family Foundation Leo H. Bendit Charitable Foundation Bentley University Berman DeValerio LLP

Bethesda Lodge No. 30 Helen Ray Biggane Trust BJ’s Charitable Foundation Bloomingdale’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Blue State Coffee Boston Benefit Partners, LLC Boston Capital Foundation Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology Boston College School of Nursing Boston Financial & Equity Corporation Boston Financial Management The Boston Foundation Boston Interiors Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan Boston Tops, Inc. Boyle Foundation Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Medicine Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. Brown Brothers Harriman The Brown Charitable Foundation Brown Rudnick LLP Buckingham Browne & Nichols Tennis Team Buildium The Employees of Burke Distributing Corporation The Edmund & Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation Cambria Consulting, Inc.

CambridgeSide Galleria Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund The Robert Campeau Family Foundation The Cathedral Fund CB Richard Ellis-N.E. Partners, LP CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts Chapman Construction/Design, Inc. Chestnut Hill Realty CHMC Anesthesia Foundation Church of Our Saviour-Longwood Citizens Energy Corporation City of Boston’s Samuel Hudson Fund The Clarks Companies Cogan Family Foundation Coldwell Banker, Hingham Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, Inc. Colliers International Columbia Threadneedle Investments Community Development Corporation of Boston, Inc. Congregation Kehillath Israel Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP The John and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation Mary A. Crabtree Fund Cummings Foundation Cummings Properties, LLC The Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc. | 21

Delta Dental of Massachusetts Digital Federal Credit Union Dining Playbook The Doe Family Foundation Richard H. Driehaus Foundation D & R Products Co., Inc. Eastern Bank Eaton Vance Investment Counsel eBay Foundation The Ellison Foundation EMD Serono, Inc. David and Margaret Engel Family Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. eSecLending Evergreen-Partners LLC Fallon Health Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston The First Church of Christ, Scientist First Congregational Church in Winchester FJN Charitable Foundation Flagship Foundation Flour Bakery The Focus Fund Foundation M Front Line Inc. Fuller Foundation, Inc. Garfinkle-Friedlander Family Foundation GBL Charitable Foundation Gear Communications, LLC GE Foundation General Catalyst Partners Gildea Family Foundation Global Medical Partners, LLC Goedecke & Co., LLC The Kathryn Goodman Foundation Google, Inc - Cambridge office Gradient Greenwald Family Foundation Hancock United Church of Christ Harding Educational and Charitable Foundation Harvard Pilgrim Health Care The Helen G. Hauben Foundation The Hayden Harman Foundation Heinz Family Foundation Henry Hornblower Fund, Inc. Hershey Family Foundation H & H Builders The Hicks Family Charitable Foundation Highfields Capital Management LP The Highland Street Foundation The High Pointe Foundation Hingham Institution for Savings Homestead Foundation Janet T. Hubbard Memorial Foundation Roy A. Hunt Foundation IMP Consulting Island Foundation, Inc. Richard and Natalie Jacoff Foundation The Janey Fund The J.Jill Compassion Fund Joelson Foundation John Hancock

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John Hancock Matching Gifts Program The Judy Family Foundation Justice Pottery Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation Ethel Kennedy Foundation The Klarman Family Foundation Kraft Foods Group Faye and Mayer Krupp Family Charitable Foundation The John P. Laucus Foundation Lawson & Weitzen, LLP Leaves of Grass Fund Levy Foundation, Inc. Liberty Mutual Libra Foundation, Inc. Lichten & Liss-Riordan P.C. Liferay Foundation Lovett-Woodsum Foundation The Ludcke Foundation Frederick C. Lutze and Christian Rausch Family Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee The MacPherson Fund, Inc. Hinda and Arthur Marcus Foundation Margaret Winthrop Rebekah Lodge #153 Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, Inc. Marr Scaffolding Company Massachusetts Dental Society Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation MCCA McCarthy Mambro Bertino, LLC Medtronic Employee Matching Gift Program Meketa Investment Group, Inc. The Memorial Church The Menino Committee Mercury Wire Products Charitable Foundation Meridian Compensation Partners MetLife Foundation Volunteer Project Fund for Support MFI Engineered Components, Inc. MFS Investment Management Microsoft The Middlemede Foundation Mistral Bistro MLS Property Information Network, Inc. John C. Morrison & Eunice B. Morrison Charitable Foundation Morse Brothers, Inc. Murphy & King, P.C. Mutual of America Nardella & Taylor, LLP National Grid Service Nazareth Literary & Benevolent Institution NECN Neighborhood Health Plan New Balance Foundation New England Coffee Company The New England School of English New England School of Law Newport Creative Communications

Newton Highlands Congregational Church Noble and Greenough School Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP Northeastern University Novack Family Foundation Curtis O’Hara Foundation OMAM The OutReach Foundation Oxford Fund, Inc. Packard Design The Robert Treat Paine Association Parish of the Epiphany Patients Like Me, Inc. Pearson Education The Pennyghael Foundation, Inc. Joseph Perini Memorial Foundation The Perpetual Trust For Charitable Giving, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Albert E. Pillsbury Trust Pinkham Busny LLP Pinnacle Financial Group Pioneer Investments Pixability, Inc. Trust U/W Fannie B. Pratt PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Project Bread Morris M. Rand Memorial Foundation Reading Rotary Club Regis College Robert Reiser & Co., Inc Retail Therapy Rickard Family Foundation Rinet Co., LLC Rodman & Rodman P.C Ropes & Gray, LLP

Rowe Foundation, Inc. Rowland Foundation Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation Cele H. & William B. Rubin Family Fund Russelectric Inc. Sacajawea Charitable Foundation Sally Weston Associates, Inc. Santander SAP America Inc. Saquish Foundation Sara Campbell Sawyer Charitable Foundation Kim Gassett Schiller and Phillip Schiller Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Secured Network Services, Inc. Sephora Shawmut Design and Construction Shilepsky Hartley Michon Robb South Shore Music Teachers Association Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem: Priory of Saint David of Wales in New England

Spencer Foundation The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation Squier Trust Starkweather & Shepley Charitable Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation State Cleaning Service, Inc. State Street Corporation State Street Matching Gift Program St. Gerard’s Youth Ministry St. Joseph’s Parish Sudbury United Methodist Church Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Tazewell Foundation of Massachusetts, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee Teddy Bear Club TJX Companies, Inc. Todd & Weld, LLP Trillium Asset Management Corporation Trinity Church TripAdvisor LLC UNICOM Engineering, Inc. United Church of Christ UnitedHealthcare

U.S. Bank Foundation Irving and Edyth S. Usen Family Charitable Foundation Valiance Partners, Inc. Waldorf High School The Wapack Foundation WB Mason Vila B. Webber 1974 Charitable Trust Webster Bank Wellesley College Wellesley Village Congregational Church Westfield Capital Management, L.P. West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place Moses Williams, Jr. Charitable Foundation Wilson Butler Architects Windhaven Investment Management Winston Flowers WinterWyman & Companies Woburn Toyota Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Workday Foundation W.T. Phelan & Co. Insurance Xaverian Brothers High School Yawkey Foundation Designates donors whose support has spanned 10 consecutive fiscal or calendar years.

Board of


Rosie’s Place is pleased to have the following individuals serving on its Board of Directors for FY2016 Christina Gordon

Kelly Race

Lynn Kaplan

Peter Rosenberg

Michele May

Isabelle Stillger

Deborah Pasculano

Ann Marie Viglione

Diana Pisciotta

Michelle Wu


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889 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 617.442.9322 Portrait Photography: Tim Llewellyn, Llewellyn Creative

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report  

A review of Rosie's Place and our services in 2015

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report  

A review of Rosie's Place and our services in 2015