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5 Mar

Your support helped Shayna* start a new beginning

It’s that time of year, when high school seniors are anxiously awaiting college acceptance letters in the mail. Whether a teen is housed or experiencing homelessness, so much is up in the air. Shayna*, whose family has been in HFI’s shelter and now lives in permanent housing, shared with us the essay she wrote for […]

1 Nov

Housing Families Breaking Barriers breakfast highlights community’s role in ending homelessness

A crowd of friends, concerned citizens, advocates and supporters gathered at the Irish American Club this week for Housing Families’ Breaking Barriers Breakfast. The breakfast, which featured a panel discussion on the impact of homelessness and housing insecurity on children’s health, is part of a new series of events developed to increase awareness about family […]

23 Jan

In her darkest hour, you changed her life

“Housing Families was the hand that was there to save us when we were drowning” Mona and her family felt like their world was falling apart all around them. Faced with serious health concerns, violence, and financial instability, they found themselves unsure where to turn for help. For three years, Mona had grappled with housing […]

20 Dec

Email Angels – WGBH segment featuring Housing families supporters

For nearly twenty years an Everett woman has made it her mission to get holiday gifts to kids in need. This year, she had a change in fortune, but not a change of heart.

22 Nov

Meet Dotti, a volunteer at HFI

Dotti has volunteered with Housing Families’ after-school program for 10 years. We asked her to talk about her experience during all those years, and why she keeps coming back.

4 Aug

2017 Backpack Drive

Our children need your help to succeed in school!

27 Apr

Your support made Brittany safe!

Although she was only in first grade, Brittany* already felt like a burden.

13 Feb

Sasha’s life turned around, all because of YOU!

Sasha* had a lot to worry about as a freshman in high school: staying on top of her grades, trying to fit in at school, and trying to have a normal life.  Her family had to flee their home so her mom could escape an abusive relationship.

17 Oct

Who doesn’t hate getting bitten by bugs?

Nadia,* a third grader living in an emergency shelter with her grandmother, is thoroughly disgusted by insects. On top of that, she’s even more afraid of getting bitten by one – or worse, an animal – so going on a nature hike during HFI’s summer camp was her worst nightmare.

19 Aug

Jordan made the honor roll thanks to you!

For a nine year old girl, Jordan* had a lot of stress, having experienced homelessness for a long time.