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Abby Kelley Foster House Inc

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: To provide emergency and long-term housing, as well as woman-centered advocacy and support services to homeless, battered and low-income women, with or without children. In addition, we provide education to the community about the issues our guests and residents struggle each day. We fulfill our mission by empowering women to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope. By offering warm hospitality, we seek to be in relationships of caring and support. In naming the oppression that exists in women's lives, we strive to create change.

Programs: 1) 70 single room's and 7 2-br apartments of service-enriched housing; house approx 110 residents/year; low rents; individual advocate & service plan for each resident; food service; community resources. 2) temporary shelter, open 365 nights/year. Over 250 guests served each year. Meals; clothing; individual advocacy; and assistance with community resources; domestic violence services. 3) women's center provides lifeskills workshops such as budgeting, nutrition; homeless prevention services; educational, cultural and socialization opportunities

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