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Rosie's Place is a community garden where homeless and at-risk women are flourishing. Founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States, Rosie's Place looks to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie's Place has a plethora of workshops and opportunities that help women get back on their feet and teach them life skills.


One of those programs is their community garden. Women from Rosie's Place plant seeds in the community garden each spring and then in the late summer the fruits of their labor are harvested.

"Many of these women are immigrants and grew their own food back at home," said Davida, a worker at Rosie's Place. "The garden here gives them a place to reconnect with that part of their lives."

The produce they have grown is used to feed the residents as well as provided to individuals coming to their food bank. Rosie's Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services.

To learn more about Rosie's Place, check out their website and Facebook page.

This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro, shot by Taylor Pelletier and edited by our very own intern, Cristina Ferreira. To see more uplifting videos go to our YouTube page!

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