Rosie’s Place truly sees all poor and homeless women as part of our community, whether they visit us regularly or never set foot in our building.
There are too many women in our community who find themselves alone, without friends or family to provide companionship and support. Our Friendly Visitor program was developed to bring the warmth and compassion of Rosie’s Place to these overlooked women.
Friendly Visitors are volunteers who connect weekly with poor and isolated women at home or in long-term care facilities. Volunteers visit their friend for an hour a week and often they spend time together taking part in simple activities, such as playing cards, knitting or crocheting or listening to music. Friendships form, bringing a measure of comfort and enjoyment to both our guests and our volunteers. A Friendly Visitor to talk to and share life experiences with is welcomed by women who may have no other visitors.
Read about a Friendly Visitor relationship.