Young Professional Advisory Council

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Are you a young professional under the age of 40? Do you live or work in the Greater Boston area and want to make a positive impact on your community?

We need you to help us build the next generation of family homelessness champions! We are looking for people willing to commit their time, talent, and treasure to breaking the cycle of poverty for thousands of families with no place to call home.

Work with like-minded peers on fundraising events, volunteer projects, organizing for political action, hosting resource drives, and any other idea that spreads the movement! Bring your creativity!


YPAC supports Housing Families’ mission to end family homelessness by advising the HFI staff and board about connecting with young professionals, reaching out to peers to raise awareness of the issue of family homelessness, and raising funds through personal giving and fundraising events.

Meet the Founding YPAC-ers!

Samantha Bond

Samantha is currently the 5th generation to work at her family owned construction company, Bond Brothers, located in Medford, MA. She became involved in YPAC through her organizations support of Housing Families. Samantha grew up on the north shore of MA with her parents, Ed and Aletta, and 3 brothers Tony, Tom, and Cliff. She currently resides in Charlestown with her dog Gremlin; the two of them enjoy long walks on the beach (in the winter) and watching Bravo or the Patriots while fighting over large plates of truffle mac n cheese.


Thiara Borges

Thiara joined forces with Housing Families after running the 2016 Boston Marathon on behalf of the organization.  After deciding she would tackle a major item on her bucket list of running Boston, she researched many charities to apply for a bib, after coming across HFI and learning about their mission she knew the stars had aligned.  Thiara had previously spent many years volunteering with homeless children in the Boston area,  taking on the task of raising funds and awareness for homeless families in our community felt like the right thing to do while training to run the Marathon.  After successfully completing her goal, Thiara signed on as a member of YPAC to continue the work of advocating for our neighbors in need.

Thiara works professionally as an interior designer  and enjoys painting and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Earl!




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