Welcome to Hyacinth's Place

Our mission is to provide supportive services and safe, affordable housing to women who are homeless and living with a mental health diagnosis.

Hyacinth’s Place is a 15-unit studio style permanent, affordable housing program with comprehensive therapeutic and social re-integration services. The four-story 9,228 square foot development contains 15 residential studios, complete with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes. The program’s design also allows for group activities, offices for staff, and laundry facilities. The design incorporates green building principles in alignment with the regenerative spirit in which the project was imagined. The intent of the project is to create an environment where women can work and live together in a place which nurtures and supports their recovery.

Our mission is to provide supportive services and safe, affordable housing to women who are homeless and living with a mental health diagnosis.

Mental Health & COVID

Over the past year, simply hearing the word “COVID,” evokes fear, anxiety, stress, visions of hospitalization, isolation and possibly death. Now imagine…already struggling with trauma, depression, and paranoia, all the factors that characterize mental illness. This is the challenge for the women of Hyacinth’s Place, during these uncertain times.

Similar to many, adjustments to the “new normal” required rapid pivots and innovation. These challenges brought out the best in the staff in spite of curfews and restrictions. Our staff at Hyacinth’s Place recognizing the critical need for support to the residents during these frightening times, did not waver. With support from our Board of Directors, they suppled PPE on a consistent basis, and encouraged their friends and family to do the same.

As we progress beyond the initial shock of this pandemic, we have learned many lessons to fight whatever this disease produces in the months ahead. Our policies will continue as necessary, in keeping with the CDC requirements and the effects of congregate living. We also recognized the need propel the organization and our residents into the virtual world of communication.

Great thanks and appreciation to the individual donors who financially assisted us during this transition. We invite you to learn more about our work and to partner with us supporting women facing homelessness with a mental diagnosis.

Our Wish List can be found at: Hyacinth’s wishlist –  Hyacinth’s Place (

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