Help us fight the ever increasing need for safe shelter and permanent housing in Massachusetts.
This year has been both a difficult and inspiring year for Family Promise North Shore Boston. Our Rotational Shelter model, a key part of our Emergency Shelter program, came to a screeching halt back in March. We continued to provide necessary shelter to three families experiencing homelessness in the North Shore, while also increasing our programs to better serve the many people reaching out for help. As the months passed, and as circumstances grew more weary, we saw a steady increase in need. State funded shelters all across MA are serving less families due to the requirements put on them due to the pandemic. Because we are privately funded, more families than ever are calling our office in desperate need.
As the need increases, so has your ability to respond. The number of donations we have received this year has increased by 44%! Our adaptive virtual fundraisers exceeded our goals, and the number of donors rose by 30%.
Your response to this pandemic has inspired us and energized us. We have increased our ability to serve families in need - over 180 households in 2020! Currently, we are working on ways to offer rental assistance and long-term case management to families facing eviction. We will announce this exciting new venture in the next couple of months.
Our Annual Appeal is the final opportunity for you to help us create the foundation we need to make 2021 our most successful year yet. Let's end 2020 stronger than when we started. Let's come together as a community and end homelessness for even more families next year!