Summer Update and Anniversary Calendar Raffle

When I was homeless you opened your heart,
offering me safe shelter, healing, hope,
and a chance for a new beginning.

Dear Friends,

“Sister, thank you for all that you have done for me. You have saved my life.”

These were the parting words from one of our residents who moved from The Dwelling Place to her own rented room early in May. As she expressed her gratitude, she held up the key to her room. It took fifteen months for her to recover from a difficult relationship that left her jobless and homeless. She stood before me on her moving day with new confidence and utter joy, ready to move on with her life supported by a full-time job, a room of her own, and a renewed spirit.

Many women have expressed similar appreciation over these 40 Years on 40th Street for the love and compassion, personal guidance, safety, and structure offered at The Dwelling Place which led them from the devastation of homelessness to a new beginning. Year after year, we could serve the women who came to our door because of YOU and your generous support.

Below, you will find information describing the services provided during our last fiscal year (March 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017). The numbers tell part of the story. The women’s expressions of deep gratitude capture the heart of our mission. Imagine what more we can do together in the years to come!

At the bottom of the page, there is a link to our annual September Calendar Raffle, a special anniversary year edition. Here’s a way for you to support a woman in need AND to have 30 chances to be a winner.

I wish you peace of heart and daily blessings,


Sister Joann Sambs, CSA
Administrator