Under One Roof
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce our newest initiative, Under One Roof, which is combining the Coalition’s furniture bank and homelessness prevention programs together to help households to receive assistance with material needs while ensuring that they remain stably housed.
For the past several years, the Coalition has struggled with how it could reach households in which a member(s) is living with a disability as well as elderly households- two populations that historically have not easily accessed services from our furniture bank. We also wanted to see how we could help families who had no assistance from social service agencies, family, or friends and without that support, never could make it to the warehouse to pick up their furniture. Annually, we received hundreds of referrals for households that never could make it to the warehouse.
With our recent move to our new location, we began piloting Under One Roof, a new idea of offering assistance virtually (just like Wayfair, but for free) and free delivery, making it possible for households to choose their furnishings without having to come to our warehouse.
Under One Roof referral form (updated 7-11-17)
* Please follow this link for listings of furniture bank programs across the state. *