There are close to 4,000 homeless children and parents in Boston on any given night.
The children and parents that walk through our doors are faced with one of the scariest situations any family can image: they no longer have a place to call home. Our Emergency Shelter Program provides children and parents with safe shelter and the support services they need to return to a home of their own.
Our emergency shelters are located within the neighborhoods our families are from, allowing them to access the jobs, schools, and resources they need to succeed within their own community.
Throughout their time in shelter parents work with FamilyAid Boston team members to identify the issues that led them to become homeless and address the barriers they face in returning to stable housing. Our team members also work with parents to find resources for their children from daycare to summer camps to primary care doctors.