Our Coalition provides a number of programs to assist those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. For more information on each, please click on the program name:
The HomeLink Initiative is designed to work with community health centers, public school districts and early intervention workers to help identify households that are having a housing crisis and then offer quick assistance to ensure that they remain stably housed.
A Bed for Every Child Initiative
A good night's sleep has a major effect on a child's ability to come to school prepared to learn; falling behind due to a lack of sleep can have negative long term consequences on a student's education and future. A proven pathway out of homelessness is to ensure children of low-income families receive an education that will allow them to graduate from high school. To do this, we have to give these children the tools they need to succeed. One of these tools is a bed.
Room to Breathe
The Room to Breathe Initiative was launched by the Coalition in 2013 to assist low-income families and individuals who are living with chronic respiratory diagnoses to improve their home environment to lessen environmental triggers with a goal of improving their quality of life.
Since its inception in 1985 as one of the first furniture banks in the nation, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has assisted in furnishing the future of thousands of households who are transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing. The approach is simple - take other people’s castaway furniture and household goods and give them new life in the home of someone in need.
Today 1 in 7 children growing up in Massachusetts is growing up in poverty. A teenager growing up in poverty often has to live without the most basic items - like clothing.
- Holiday Toy Drive: If you would like to request holiday toys for your children this winter, please complete this form: Holiday Toy Request Form or contact Jennifer for more information: 781-595-7570 x13. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
- Holiday Sales: Support the work of the Coalition by purchasing delicious holiday baked goods and beautiful ornaments this season! To see the selection and place an order, follow this links listed.
- Volunteer to Gift Wrap to Support the Coalition: We will be wrapping gifts this holiday season at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Sign up to volunteer with us!
Help support our programs with your donation.