Gary Commission for Women - Rainbow Ark Shelter

Contact Information:

455 Massachusetts Street
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-1600

About this Shelter

Runs 2 women shelters.

  1. The Ark - Transitional housing for women and children.
  2. The Rainbow - Domestic violence shelter for women and children

Mission Statement:
"The mission of the Commission is to ensure that women, who are residents of the City of Gary, the utilization of their talents and full realization of their rights as citizens. Through this Commission, we educate the community on issues of special interest to women, using presentations, media contacts, written material and conferences."
- From the Gary Commission for Women - Rainbow Ark Shelter website

  • Women are welcome.
  • Children are welcome.
  • Shelter has a food pantry.
  • Provides emergency shelters.
  • Provides help for domestic violence cases.

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User Questions & Answers


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Yes the shelter provides free services

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We accept donations, however, according to our needs at the time of a donor's call.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We only accept service animals. We are working on a partnership with an area animal shelter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Posted by on Jan 4, 2021

    I am seeking emergency housing. My children and I have no permanent place to stay anymore.

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