Rainbow Place (rainbowplace.org) is an emergency winter shelter for women that’s open from November through March. Besides shelter, residents receive counseling, on-site case management, three meals daily, and limited clothing, toiletries, storage space and bus tokens. Shower and laundry facilities are available.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides bus tokens needed to travel to medical appointments, job interviews or work sites.
  • $1,000 covers the cost of a one-month stay.
  • $10,000 provides an on-site therapist two nights a week.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day or ongoing: Prepare lunch or dinner.
  • Internships