The R.O.S.E. Fund

The R.O.S.E. Fund
Founded: 1993

To recognize, assist, and empower women who have broken the cycle of domestic violence; to empower individual women survivors to achieve self-sufficiency and rebuild their lives, and to provide women with role models who demonstrate the magnitude of what individual women can achieve.

About the Organization:
The R.O.S.E. (Regaining One's Self-Esteem) Fund was established as an umbrella organization to raise funds and heighten awareness of women who have broken the cycle of domestic violence. Recognized as a leader in the movement to end violence against women, it is committed to assisting and empowering those who have broken the cycle of domestic violence. R.O.S.E. develops programs to help women rebuild their lives, and awards grants to direct-service agencies throughout the United States.

Current Programs:
At R.O.S.E., a focus on self-esteem is the thread that runs through all of the organization's initiatives. R.O.S.E.'s Cooking and Nutrition Workshop series offers participants a support system while educating them about healthy, low cost, and easy to prepare dishes. The R.O.S.E. Scholarship Program provides college education and continuing education grants. The R.O.S.E. Reconstructive Surgery Program provides facial cosmetic surgery to women who have been disfigured by domestic violence, at hospitals in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and California. R.O.S.E. distributes direct assistance grants on an annual basis to nonprofit organizations aligned with its mission; applications must be received by October 1. Two R.O.S.E. awards are given annually, one to a woman working to overcome her adversities, the other honoring a survivor of domestic violence who is assisting other survivors. The organization publishes the brochure What Every Woman Needs To Know About Violence Against Women, available through

Web Site:
Highlights of the Web site include grant guidelines for nonprofit organizations, information about R.O.S.E. scholarships, and applications for reconstructive surgery.

The R.O.S.E. Fund receives donations from corporations, foundations, hospitals, surgery centers, universities, and individuals.

Contact: Barbara J. Wandyes, Executive Director
Phone: (617) 482-5400
Fax: (617) 482-3443

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