FamilyAid Boston is working to end family homelessness in our community. Our agency is currently focusing its efforts to ensure that no family spends the night without shelter, increase our prevention efforts to stop families from becoming homeless, focus on lasting approaches to family stabilization and housing retention, and develop more affordable permanent housing in and around the City of Boston.
For the last six years, FamilyAid Boston has partnered with the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to raise over $500,000 to help homeless families.
Last year's marathon team raised a record $142,000 to help homeless families. Here are a few ways that your donation makes a difference:
$75 connects a parent with our workforce development team who will help them improve their resume, increase their education, practice for interviews, and obtain a better job that will enable them to afford housing.
$500 connects 6 families living in shelter with a social worker who will help them save money, ensure that children remain in school, and create a plan to get them back into permanent, stable, and safe housing.
$1,200 can resolve an at-risk family's housing crisis, keeping them in their home and avoiding the trauma of homelessness.