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Rachael's Women

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Mission: 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 who are homeless.

Results: Over 8oo women obtained services in 2009, 30 women received permanent supportive housing since 2003.

Target demographics: Homeless and formerly homeless women, low-income and no income women, individuals living with a mental illness.

Geographic areas served: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

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Rachael's Women's Center is a day center serving women living with mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, unemployment, and other life challenges. The center has been offering services to the community for over 30 years.