The Rainbow House Mission
Rainbow House, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation, operating Rainbow House Emergency Shelter for Children and Rainbow Connection Child Advocacy and Assessment Center. Our mission is to provide comprehensive services that restore, heal, and rebuild the lives of children and families.
Like the rainbow that appears after a storm, promising better times ahead, Rainbow House is an all-inclusive organization that brings hope to children that have come through difficult situations. We strive to provide peace and normalcy to children and their families so that they can heal.
Over Twenty Years of Service
Rainbow House Emergency Shelter for Children was founded in 1988 by a group of concerned community members to provide temporary shelter for children referred from the Department of Family and Children Services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. As the need for such an agency grew, the shelter added a teen wing, administrative offices, a family visitation room, and a conference room.
Since 2001, Rainbow Connection has served over 800 children and their non-offending caregivers.
Several years ago, a generous grant from Runaway and Homeless Youth helped us develop our SafePlace Program.
The shelter is currently licensed by the Office of Regulatory Services to accommodate 22 children and adolescents, including two infants. Currently, the shelter averages 15 children daily with an average length of stay of approximately 30-90 days.
A Commitment to Transparency
Rainbow House, Inc. believes in the power of transparency. That’s why we share our financial reports and have been certified Silver level by GuideStar, a national database of non-profit organizations that champions transparency in philanthropy.
You can review our GuideStar profile here.
The Rainbow House is a USA registered 501(c)(3) organization, thus all donations are tax deductible. Your contribution enables us to continue the work of providing food, clothing, shelter, and support services to the children in our care.