Our vision is a world where women and their families do not struggle to navigate the resources available to them on the quest to extricate themselves from poverty.
Our mission is to provide women and families living in New York City homeless shelters and low-income communities the tools that they need to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty. This includes vocational training as well as provisions of basic necessities to meet their daily needs.
The Rise of Broken Women (RBW) is a multicultural 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing feminine hygiene products to women experiencing homelessness while empowering them and their families to take control of their lives.
The organization is comprised of women working to cultivate confidence in the capabilities of women experiencing homelessness who are working towards rebuilding their lives.
The organization was founded by Charlee Newman to be used as a resource for women and families experiencing homelessness. She has first-hand experience of living in a homeless shelter and therefore comprehends the specific needs of women and their families in need.
When people lack access to feminine hygiene products, they are forced to turn to unhygienic methods of maintaining their often-using toilet paper, socks, brown paper grocery bags, or even cardboard.
What started as a mission to empower women and girls grew into an organization to provide all necessities to women and families experiencing homelessness. Also, allowing them the tools they will need to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty.
We have served over 15,500 individuals experiencing homelessness, including women, men, and children. This ensures that almost 20% of the New York City homeless population has basic necessities met as they strive to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty. We have distributed 18,000 pads, 29,200 tampons, 15,773 pairs of undergarments, 316 bras, 5,100 pairs of socks, 20,000 articles of clothing, and 12,300 bottles of toiletries to meet the basic needs of people looking to extricate themselves from the cycle of poverty.
We have also ensured that over 45,613 masks, 20,000 boxes of gloves, and 8,000 bottles of hand sanitizers into homeless shelters and low-income communities since the pandemic caused a city-wide lockdown in New York City. This ensures that those who do not have the means to stay healthy will be able to protect themselves during this crisis.
Our team is passionate about helping people who are homeless. And we understand that what we do will impact their lives.
Tina Lee Jones
Advisory Board Members
Rachel Paige Goldstein
Agent of Change – Events / Operations
Community Outreach Future, Founder – Logistics
Francine Steadman Krulak
Buddhabooth – Logistics
Finance and Legal, Consultant
Our Partial Client Listing
Franklin Women’s Shelter
Bronx Acacia Cluster II
Eldert Lane Women Shelter
Queens Drop In Center
126th Street Shelter
Samuel Proctor Schelter
New Broadway Shelter
Flatlands Family Residence
Starbright Family Residence
Siena House Shelter
Brooklyn Women’s Shelter
Main Chance Drop In Center
Bronx Family Network
Broadway Family Plaza
Zawadi House Shelter
Help USA-Hamilton Place Family Residence
Callaway Family Residence