The Women’s Room at Friends In Deed, a daytime refuge for women who are alone and homeless or at risk, opened on Sept. 13, 2007.
This community of women concentrates on preserving and restoring dignity and self-respect, which lie at the heart of everyone’s success. Through access to good grooming, stimulating activities, camaraderie, individual attention to problem solving and referrals, women blossom and move forward with their lives.
The Women’s Room (TWR) offers shower and laundry facilities, a quiet place to nap, two computers and a telephone and a host of activities, not the least of which are Bingo and movies. Yet more than these services, TWR has become a place of discovery. At the Tuesday Writing Workshop, many have found their voice. Sachet and quilt-making projects have given women new confidence. Musical talents emerge on the day of music.
Currently The Women’s Room is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm and Tuesdays from 9am-12 noon, with the Writers’ Workshop on Tuesdays, 1-3 pm.
The Women’s Room was developed as an outreach of the All Saints’ Women’s Issues Committee (WIC). During a two-year study, the committee found a gap in services for women who have no drug or alcohol problem or serious mental problems. With the guidance of the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row in Los Angeles, WIC developed The Women’s Room.
To volunteer for TWR, please contact Tara Hull at (626) 797-2402 or by email at email@example.com.
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TWR Gourd Show at the Pasadena Central Library! From Nov 1-29 gourds that have been artistically painted by the guests of The Women's Room will be on display at the Pasadena Central Library, North Entrance. These one-of-a-kind designs have been created over the last several months with the help of a local volunteer gourd artist. The women used acrylic paints, dyes, clay and other embellishments to transform the humble gourd into a distinctive work of art. Each gourd tells a story that inspired the design and makes it unique to the artist. These gourds were grown from seeds which are displayed among their pieces. The Pasadena Central Library is located at 285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.
Free Health Checks Monthly: Every month, Friends in Deed is fortunate to have a nurse from Huntington Hospital provide free blood pressure and sugar level checks for our community. Their next visit to the Friends In Deed House will be Tuesday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.