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|About||Rainbow Place is an emergency shelter for women which is located in Rockville, Maryland|
|Mission||The mission of Rainbow Place is to provide emergency overnight shelter to women experiencing homelessness during the winter months as well as whatever support is needed to enable them to transition from homelessness to a more stable and self sufficient quality of life.|
Rainbow serves an average of 95 women each season, most of whom come from all over Montgomery County. The majority of the women are newly experiencing homelessness within the past 12 months; some have been experiencing homelessness for many years. While many are employed or receive public assistance, all of Rainbow's women are considered to be at the lowest level of poverty, unable to afford a modest apartment for themselves or for their family. Rainbow Place serves as a gateway into the Continuum of Care for the homeless in the County and partners with numerous agencies to meet the needs of the women who are served at the shelter.
Our all part-time staff are mostly seasonal and appreciate the many committed volunteers who help with a variety of tasks. Volunteers are vital to ensure Rainbow Place can operate on its modest budget. We rely on churches, organizations, schools and individuals of all ages to support evening and daytime volunteer needs both on and off-site.
|Founded||Betty Barney, Elke Herzfeld, Margee Iddings, Martha Irwin, Marnie Lehr, Nancy Marsh, Pamela McRainey, Kathy Michaelian, Judy Taylor, and Becky Wagner|