Rachael's Women's Center
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 634
Mental Health, Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services
1220 11th St Nw Washington DC 20001 USA
To provide homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence, sense-of-self and hope by: providing safety, shelter, food, showers and laundry in a nurturing, homelike environment. Helping women to reach their potential through intensive case management and programs that empower them to take control of their lives and advocate for themselves. Rachael's also reaches out to individuals living on the streets, enabling and encouraging them to access services and benefits available to people whom are homeless.
Rachael's programs are comprised of five interwoven components: meals and shelter, case management, educational and support groups, street outreach and permanent supported housing. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 - 3:00. Daily activities include breakfast, lunch and chores as well as life skills development, support groups (such as Narcotics Anonymous), recreational and creative groups (such as Art and Exercise). In 2000 we began offering a structured computer training class two days per week. There are regular field trips and guest speakers, as well as free time during which women have access to computers, knitting supplies, games, and other activities
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Rachael's provides hope and help to homeless women. we have a day center that provides meals, showers, laundrey facilities, counseling, training, and referral services. We have a permanent housing program with 17 units. We have a kind, caring, nurturing staff. Rachael's affects an incredible amount of people with a very small staff and limited budget.
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