The mission of Rainbow Place is to provide emergency overnight shelter to women experiencing homelessness during the winter months as well as whatever support is needed to enable them to transition from homelessness to a more stable and self sufficient quality of life.
Who We Serve
Rainbow Place is an emergency shelter. We work with women at the very beginning of their transition out of homelessness. Our primary focus is to keep the women we serve safe during the harsh winter months and help transition them out of homelessness. 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, access to case management, limited storage space, limited transportation, and referrals to local social service and treatment programs.
Women 18 years of age or older
Meet the definition of homeless (A person is considered homeless if, without HUD assistance, they would have to spend the night in a homeless shelter or in a place not meant for human habitation)
Willing to adhere to the Rainbow Place Rules
Clients may be referred from the Montgomery County Crisis Center (240-777-4000), one of the local homeless outreach teams, or by self-referral.
All self-referrals will be directed to the Crisis Center for an initial screening before returning for shelter services.
215 West Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Director: Nancy Sushinsky - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator - email@example.com
Internal Revenue Service Form 990 is available upon request for inspection at the office of Rainbow Place Shelter
Betty Barney Margee Iddings Marnie Lehr
Pamela McRainey Judy Taylor Elke Herzfeld
Martha Irwin Nancy Marsh Kathy Michaelian
Other than our director, Rainbow has an all part-time staff which is mostly seasonal. We appreciate the many committed volunteers who help with a variety of tasks year round. Volunteers are vital to ensure Rainbow Place can operate on its modest budget. We rely on organizations, groups, schools and individuals of all ages to support evening and daytime volunteer needs both on and off-site.
Board of Directors
Don Hadley Ann Kelly Sandi Hawkes Lauren Lehman Nancy Sushinsky
Ginny DeSeau Fred Newton Lauren Paiva Willa Watson Richard Stolz