Where Hope Blossoms

Sheltering 1,550+ women, youth and children annually, Lotus House is the largest women’s homeless shelter in the country. We provide shelter, resources, and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services to help our guests successfully exit the shelter system and lead lives of greater opportunity. 

Where Hope Blossoms

Sheltering 1,550+ women, youth and children annually, Lotus House is the largest shelter for women and children in the country. We provide shelter, resources, and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services to help our guests successfully exit the shelter system and lead lives of greater opportunity. 

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Volunteer

Serve a meal, host an activity or workshop, tutor afterschool and so many other ways you can get involved!

Host a Drive

Host a drive or shop our most urgent needs wishlist!

Sponsor a Meal

Sponsor a special meal in our culinary center with the option to come and serve it with your family, friends, or colleagues.

The Children's Village

In The Children’s Village, Lotus Endowment continues and deepens its commitment to the important work of Lotus House changing and transforming the trauma of homelessness into a window of opportunity for children to heal, learn, grow and thrive and preventing and ending homelessness. 

Mission and Vision

Our mission at Lotus House is to improve the lives of women, youth and children experiencing homelessness by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. If their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized.

To support our mission, we advocate on behalf of women, youth and children experiencing homelessness to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance service driven research and enlightened public and social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for women and children experiencing homelessness.

Our vision is that every woman, youth and child experiencing homelessness will have the opportunity to heal, learn and grow, build the foundation for a brighter future, and blossom into who they are truly meant to be.

How We Work

Sheltering 1,550+ women, youth and children annually, Lotus House is the largest women’s homeless shelter in the country. So much more than a meal, a bed and a shower, Lotus House provides sanctuary, resources, and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services to help our guests successfully exit the shelter system and lead lives of greater opportunity.

Therapy and Supportive Services

Therapy and supportive services can play a critical role in helping in our guests heal and regain a sense of stability and hope for the future.

Education and Employment

Access to employment and education services can help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, providing opportunities for greater economic stability and improved quality of life.

Holistic Programming

Engaging in artistic expression can serve as a powerful tool for guests who have experienced trauma, providing a therapeutic outlet for self-expression, emotional processing, and healing.

Research, Innovation and Advocacy

Research and innovation are crucial for advancing the field of homeless services, allowing us to continuously improve and tailor interventions to meet the unique and evolving needs of our guests.

Our Impact

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Women & children sheltered nightly
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Babies will call Lotus House their first home
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Sheltered since inception
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% successfully exit shelter system
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Health care referrals made annually
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Diapers used annually
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meals served annually

Stories of Hope

Our Partners In Ending Homelessness

Two Lotus House children coming home from school.

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