Shelter For Homeless Women And Their Children
Sylvia’s Haven is a nonprofit housing facility that provides shelter, guidance, and emotional support for homeless women and their children.
Located in Revere, Massachusetts, the haven was founded by Sylvia Anthony, a now 83-year-old woman who humbly works to provide women; not only with housing, but also provide directions where they can go to develop their own earning skills they want and need to live free from difficult domestic situations.
Women who qualify for the program at Sylvia’s Haven receive assistance via guidance counselors to find the appropriate job opportunity. As they start earning income, the residents are expected to share portion of their income for the the upkeep of the housing. Women may remain at the housing for up to two years. At the end of this time, or sooner, a woman who is successfully employed and has an apartment or home may leave Sylvia’s Haven to begin an independent life.
Sylvia’s Haven currently consists of a beautiful home. The housing is located very close to a MBTA bus stop (Massachusetts public transportation system). The staff at Sylvia’s Haven receives 10 to 15 valid calls for placement on a weekly basis. During the holiday season their phones ring to answer requests to place 25-30 women per week. Sylvia’s Haven has provided housing and training for over 1077 women and children over 26 years of service. Sylvia’s Haven was incorporated January 25th. 1987.
Sylvia is the author of “Sylvia’s Haven” published in June of 2008 by AuthorHouse.
Sylvia’s Haven is a nonprofit housing facility that provides shelter and emotional support for homeless women and their children.