The Women’s Room
Founded in 2007, The Women’s Room (TWR) is the only organization in the San Gabriel Valley dedicated to serving women who are alone and homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a daytime refuge known for wrapping its arms around the 20 to 35 women who come through the door each day, making them feel whole and appreciated. “I owe my life to The Women’s Room,” says one guest who is now employed, housed and reconnected to her family. She is not alone. Guests with or without shelter say TWR gives them strength and means to persevere.
The program includes supportive services and basic needs: a shower, laundry and healthy food. In addition, women enjoy access to computers and telephones, a place to nap, arts and crafts, nature and cultural field trips, games and fresh clothing. They look forward to the monthly professional hair styling, chair massage and birthday celebrations. Through individual attention and educational and recreational programs, women begin making choices to improve their lives. Equally important, through socializing and helping one another, they build a sense of community – a major element in their success and prevention of homelessness.
The Women’s Room is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (For showers & laundry only. No upstairs services). Volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Marlene Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday afternoons, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., we have a Writers’ Workshop. It is upstairs. This is FREE class, taught by Esther Bradley-De Tally, is for women only.
If you know someone that would benefit from coming to The Women’s Room, please share the below flyer with them. The flyer can be cut into four and distributed freely. On the flyer, you will find The Women’s Room open hours, bus information, and a bit on what a visitor can expect to find here.