A gift to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless provides hope to low-income families and individuals who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Your support will help fund innovative programing that can make a difference. Thank you for your support of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless partners with public schools to assist students whose families are at risk of becoming homeless. In 2011, our advocates learned that many students in local public schools were not getting a good night’s sleep because they did not have their own bed to sleep in at home. A good night’s sleep has a major effect on a child’s ability to come to school prepared to learn; falling behind in school 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. In 2012, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless launched A Bed for Every Child, providing new twin beds to children in need. Learn more about how you can help.
Today nearly 1 in 6 children growing up in Massachusetts is growing up in poverty. A teenager growing up in poverty often has to live without the most basic of items like clothing. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has a partnership with the English High School in Jamaica Plain, Charlestown High School in Charlestown, and the Lynn Public Schools through the Teen Closet Initiative. Teen Closet is a place where students can stop by during school hours to receive free of cost clothing and hygiene products. Learn more about how you can help.
A Bed for Every Child launched the Build A Bed Project to bring together sponsored teams of people to help meet the growing need for beds. A bed may not seem like the most pressing social issue facing kids growing up in poverty, yet thousands of children across the state are without a bed of their own. The reason is simply that their parents are unable to afford one. Click here to learn more.
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