I have voluntereed at Rosie's at numurous of occassions by serving food while befriended others that hanged around there among all of the regulars. All of the things that I have seen there especially what went on behind the scenes among the staff I really didn't like I've seen staff taking donations in their donation rooms while certain guests hit up on stuff from staff while others that desporatly needs it I see a lot of people with apartments get there at the crack of dawn just to hit on stuff when others that really needs things don't get anything even their overnight program is very rigged of who they want up there and who they don't want up there from what I've been told, a mother and her young daughter was in the process of getting their apartment back before they were getting ready to get in before the first without any reason they decided to kick them out on the streets so they can bring in their friends upstairs to that program while half of the avocates that are supposed to help poor and displaced women have no collage degrees if I was in that situation I wouldn't want to helped by somebody that's not educated that doesn't want to actually work to help you.
Rosie's Place brags that it's is the first shelter for women in Boston but the fact of the matter is not the first one, Sancta Maria is! here's the facts:
Sancta Maria House
A Shelter for Homeless Women in Boston
Founded by the Legion of Mary in 1972, Sancta Maria house was the first shelter for homeless women in Massachusetts. Located at 11 Waltham Street in Boston's South End, across from Holy Cross Cathedral, the little 10 bed house provides shelter for over 3,000 women through the year.
Sancta Maria's guests rely on the generous donations of our benefactors. Run entirely by volunteers, Sancta Maria house provides guests with a clean and safe house for the night, breakfast, an evening snack and a warm respite.
As one guest put it, "Sancta Maria House is a kind, gentle place in a hard, hard world."