Meet the (In)Visible Women Club From UNIS

On Martin Luther King Day in January 2018, young sophomore students from the United Nations International School located on FDR Drive visited The Dwelling Place to learn more about women and homelessness. They had recently formed a club at school which they named the (in)Visible Women Club. Their focus is to learn about women in need, especially those who are homeless, and find ways to be of support. They discovered The Dwelling Place through our website and called Sister Joann from one of their classes to arrange for this visit.

Inspired by this visit, the young women went back to their school and held bake sales and a raffle to support our work. They came back on Wednesday, June 13, with gift bags for the women residents, treats for the staff, and a check for $4,000, the money they raised for us.

In the words of their adviser, these 9th graders are motivated, thoughtful, and committed to supporting the services offered by The Dwelling Place. They are planning to stay connected and will return in the fall to serve dinners as needed and share their many musical talents. Thank you, UNIS students, for making care and compassion so visible!