Mission, Vision, Values



Women’s Lunch Place is a safe, welcoming day shelter community, providing nutritious food and individualized services for women who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. We meet our guests where they are and treat them with dignity and respect.


Women’s Lunch Place will be a Boston Leader in providing hope, healing and dignity to women who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Core Values

  • We believe that no individual should have to be hungry or homeless.

  • We believe all human beings should be treated with dignity and respect.

  • We meet each woman where she is, and we base and adjust our services according to her needs.

  • We create a community of understanding and acceptance among guests, staff, volunteers, and board members.

A critical lack of services for women in need resulted in the beginning of Women’s Lunch Place on November 15, 1982. Read about our history…