Women of Means mission is "to improve the lives of women who are homeless or marginally housed through quality health care, education and advocacy".
Founded in 1999 by Dr. Roseanna Means, Women of Means, sends a team of volunteer and paid medical professionals into shelters and day programs for homeless women and children. The volunteers provide free medical care and with the help of paid nurses, work to connect the women to mainstream medical services. To further support the doctors' work, the organization stocks the shelters with necessary medical supplies and over the counter medicines. In 2005, the physicians oversaw 6,800 clinical encounters or patient visits, representing almost 5,000 hours of care.