What is St. Petersburg Free Clinic Women’s Residence?
Established in 1989, Free Clinic Women’s Residence provides a safe place to stay as well as support services to single homeless women as they work toward their goal of self-sufficiency. Residents may stay from one to twelve months while working to save money, set goals and build life skills.
In one year, Free Clinic Women’s Residence provided shelter and support to 64 women working towards self-sufficiency.
Saving Grace Project
The Director of our Women’s Residence receives approximately 1,800 inquiries annually yet has room to house only 20 residents at a time. In response to this need we are working to build a new home that will increase the capacity to house 50 residents at one time through our Saving Grace Project. Learn more>
Michelle’s Positive Experience
“The Women’s Residence was and still is instrumental in helping me to rebuild my life from the ashes. They provided me a caring home, stability, and kindness that helped me to find my dignity as both a human being, and as a woman. They allowed me to heal, and encouraged me in every step of the way.
I graduated from the Women’s residence program in 2012. At that time, I was finally able to be independent. I now have my own apartment. It had been a long time since I had lived completely independently, so they are still keeping eyes on me to assist and support my efforts.
I volunteer at the Free Clinic now and have since before I completed the program. How blessed am I? Very blessed. In more ways than I can express.”