We welcome approximately 225 women each day, most of whom have experienced trauma, abuse, and loss without judgment or requirements for assistance. 

Welcome to WLP

Women’s Lunch Place (WLP) opened its doors in November of 1982 to serve women a hot lunch in a safe welcoming place. We have grown from serving lunch three times a week into a vibrant and supportive day community that is open six days a week. We serve healthy breakfasts and lunches, and we also provide basic necessities and services that help restore dignity and hope.


Medical care is provided free by Healthcare Without Walls, and advocates and support staff assist women in crisis, struggling with domestic violence, addiction, mental illness, or the stress of being homeless.  Women interested in pursuing employment, housing, and other opportunities use our resource center and library, which provides access to computers and phones, free Wi-Fi, the Internet, and office supplies. The Creative Expression Program offers classes in painting and drawing, photography, sewing and knitting, and writing. Additional classes are offered in yoga, meditation, and wellness to provide women the chance to heal and respite from the stressors of poverty and loneliness.

Sadly, demand for our services continues to grow. Last year, we prepared and served 104,715 meals to over 1,500 individual women. Our mission is entirely funded by private donors and we need your help!

At Women’s Lunch Place, we care for Boston’s most vulnerable women with dignity, foster their resilience, and empower them to pursue their dreams. Thank you for your interest, and please email me at Judy@womenslunchplace.org if you would like to learn more.

Judith Beckler
Interim Executive Director
Women’s Lunch Place