It Takes a Village


Over the past ten years, our community has gathered together in Lotus House to shelter, support, and uplift women, youth and children who are vulnerable and experiencing homelessness, so that they might realize the promise of a safe, secure home and happy and healthy lives. We have all been enriched by the fruit of their potential realized and the gift of service to ourselves. A redevelopment of Lotus House facilities will provide increased shelter capacity desperately needed for homeless women, youth and children in our community and expanded support services for Lotus House and our Overtown neighborhood.  With your help, this new project, aptly named Lotus Village, will be life changing, empowering and enriching those in need, now and for generations to come.

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 4.59.19 PMStart Your Own Fundraising Campaign:

Now you can help build Lotus Village room by room by making your pledge to be a founder. Become a founder by sponsoring one or more dorm units, community rooms or programs for the new Lotus Village. Below is a listing of Causes that you can choose from for your campaign.

Join an Existing Campaign:

Below is a listing of Campaigns already started by other people which you can choose to join. You can also take a look at how other people are running their campaigns.

Make a Donation...

Your support is essential to our work to empower women and children most in need to become whole again. We accept donations at all tiers. Thank you for your generosity to our cause: Make Donation >

A gift to help us build and outfit Lotus Village

A gift and/or a financial gift, appreciated stock, property or bequest to endow the future operations and support services for its programs. Email us at:

giftIn-kind Gift:

If you have a special in-kind gift in mind, please let us know and we are happy to work with you to find ways to incorporate your contribution. Gifts may be in the form of funds, appreciated stocks, bonds, and other property. If you are in the business of building and supplying materials, we want to work with you to receive and best utilize your donation as we construct Lotus Village. Email us at:

Become a Lotus House Founder...

To Make a Legacy Gift and Become a Lotus House Founder please download the forms below...
Enrollment Information Form
Founder's Pledge Card

Purchase the Portfolio...

By and About Women portfolio for $10,000, add to your art collection while helping build our endowment fund. Thank you! See Details >

Purchase Individual Art Pieces...

Purchase an Individual Limited Edition Photograph or Print.  See Details >

Donor Recognition

In whatever way you are capable of giving, we want to express our gratitude for your generosity and recognize you or someone you wish to honor at Lotus Village. The main lobby to Lotus House will include our primary donor recognition wall, where we will thank the donors who have helped to make Lotus Village a dream come true, now and for generations to come. It is fitting that the entrance to this beautiful facility expresses our gratitude for your precious gift, honors your legacy as a village founder, and inspires and motivates future generations to take up the call of service to those in need. It is a reminder to those we serve that they are valued, cared for and loved by many.

Donations to the Endowment Fund are deductible to the full extent permitted by Section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code (Tax Id # 92-0233563). A copy of the official registration and financial information for the Endowment Fund with the State of Florida may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling (800-435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.