The Women's Hearth is a one-of-a-kind downtown day center for women providing community, activities, classes, social service referrals and housing-search case management in a compassionate and supportive environment 7 days a week. Participants also have access to phones, computers, internet, healthy food, hygiene supplies, free showers, and a respite room.
The Hearth is a safe, welcoming community that promotes growth and well-being in body, mind, and spirit for women of diverse backgrounds. It fosters nurturing relationships, encourages self-determination, and advocates for change in systems that oppress women. During 2018, a total of 1,551 women accessed services at the Women's Hearth, with 77 of those women obtained housing.
Finding Community in Downtown
We provide free services that promote growth and healing including:
Access to basic needs such as showers, food, and hygiene products.
Over 60 groups and classes per month, including 12-step meetings, support groups, life skills classes, arts and crafts, music, spirituality, and self-expression.
Community meals, meetings, speakers and other events that foster a sense of community.
Access to resources and referrals for various social services, especially for housing and mental health concerns.
A technology center where women can access basic online services, search for housing, apply for jobs, research chronic medical issues, and reconnect with their support systems.
SNAP created a Homeless Resource Pocket Guide to alert those in need to service sites and further connection with additional resources. Please note, not every resource is listed.
Looking for a drop-in center somewhere else in the US? Read the recently published Comprehensive Report of Drop-In Services available to women and youth in the US. Use it as a listing database and resource and for case managers, to refer clients to various services and centers across the country.