The negative impacts on their health and education last a lifetime. 

In the City of Boston, as many as 5,000 children come to school each day not knowing where they will spend the night. Instead of concentrating on school, friends, sports, and clubs, homeless children worry about where they will sleep at night.

THE EXPERIENCE OF HOMELESSNESS in Greater boston IS DEVASTATING

We know parenting is hard enough in ideal circumstances. Imagine using all your energy towards keeping a roof, any roof, over the heads of your children. Your health begins to suffer, your job performance drops, and you don’t have the time or energy to be there for your children in the way they need.

There are thousands of homeless families in Boston and thousands more living on the brink. The economic tightrope these families are walking is long, and just one thing can knock them off: a lack of affordable housing, an accident, domestic violence, or illness.

Stable housing is the foundation every child needs to thrive. They need our help to get there and ensure they stay there.

WHO WE ARE

Family-to-Family donors are changing the trajectory of children’s lives and stemming the tide of family homelessness.

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY PROJECT

Helping homeless children and parents find alternatives to emergency shelter.

homeless DIVERSION

Ending the cycle of childhood homelessness.

CHILD SERVICES

Creating a bridge from shelter to housing.

HOUSING SUPPORTS

Keeping children and parents in their homes and helping them avoid the trauma of homelessness.

homeless prevention

Providing children and parents with safe shelter and the support services they need
to return to a home of their own.

EMERGENCY SHELTER

how we are solving the problem

Here are a list of resources to help you and your family find safe shelter, housing, employment services, and other services in the Greater Boston area.

DOES YOUR FAMILY NEED HELP?

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