Rainbow House (for Women)
215 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Class of Housing/Services: emergency shelter for women.
Rainbow Place is an emergency shelter and as such, we work with women at the very beginning of their transition out of homelessness. Our primary focus is to keep homeless women off of the streets during the winter months. We are open from November 1 - March 31. Our clients receive a warm, safe place to sleep, a hot dinner, breakfast, a bag lunch, shower, laundry facilities, limited storage space, limited transportation, access to case management, and referrals to local social service and treatment programs. Eligibility Must be female Must meet the definition of homeless (A person is considered homeless if, without HUD assistance, she would have to spend the night in a homeless shelter or in a place not meant for human habitation) Must be at least 18 years of age or older Must be willing to adhere to the Rainbow Place Rules Referral Clients may be referred from the Montgomery County Crisis Center (240-777-4400) or by self-referral. All self-referrals will be directed to the Crisis Center for an initial screening before returning for shelter services.
Helpful Definitions For Rainbow House (for Women):
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.
How To Volunteer at Rainbow House (for Women):
Be a volunteer. Call Rainbow House (for Women) at (301) 762-1496 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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