ABOUT

​MISSION AND HISTORY

MISSION -

To end homelessness in Greater Boston by assisting individuals in obtaining housing and settling into the community, and by developing strategies to prevent homelessness before it starts.


​Over the course of the last 20 years, HomeStart has permanently housed more than 10,000 individuals living on the street and in shelters, and has prevented nearly 3,000 families from experiencing homelessness.  HomeStart is uniquely positioned to dramatically reduce homelessness.

On any given night in Boston, there are 7,600 people experiencing homelessness: 3,384 individuals and 4,165 people in families. Over the course of a year, more than 15,000 people will experience homelessness in Boston, and local, state, and federal sources will spend over $200M in emergency services to address the problem in Boston.

HomeStart serves hundreds of people each year in the Greater Boston Area.  Our clients include single parents and their children, victims of domestic violence, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  All of them are living at or below the poverty line.

STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

HOUSING SEARCH

HOUSING RESOURCES

STABILIZATION

Matthew Pritchard

President and Executive Director

Lori Cain

Chief Operating Officer

Casey Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Mulligan

Chief Programs Officer

Jewel Evans

Executive Assistant 

Lang Haynes

Special Events Coordinator

Kimberly Merren

Program Admin Manager

Vanessa Claudomir

Devel. Engagement Coordinator

Martha Peña

Office & Front Desk Admin.

Patsy Robinson

Controller

Bethany Saxton

Accounting Staff

Bob Sugerman

IT Manager

Vinny Wisniewski

Prevention Program Manager

Reina Henriquez

Lauren Honigman

Shanyce Parker

Ayelet Pinnolis

Shaquanna Pitts

Berline Robillard

Nidza Rodriguez

Donicely Zapata

Amina Banton

Field-Based Housing Search Manager

Natasha Burgoin

Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

Shakyla Taylor

Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

Gabrielle Vacheresse

Housing Search Program Manager

Dani Bloom

Ronneshia Bolden

Rasheda Campbell

Brother John Canty

Sabrina Castro

Chanelia Dorest

María Fernández

Damon Gaines

Tiana Giumale

Fauzia Hassan

Tyjenaya Holmes

Loretta Jackson

Diedra James

Mel Luen

Paula McChesney

Griselda Montas

Andre Rossetto

Lisa Tejeda

Akira Veale

Dacia White

Antonio Xelhua

Notoshia Dix

Housing Resources Manager

Belinda Leick

Jessica Mullally

Malcolm Porter

HQS Inspector 

Iara Santana

Shelley Turnbaugh

Jesse French

Stabilization Data Manager

Dottie Bailey

Stabilization Program Manager

Rochelle Silva

Housing First Program Manager

Mary Amoo

Gia Bastien
J. Brooks

Paddy Cavanaugh

Juana Cherif-Machichi

Sam Geheran

Erin Hennessy

Katrina Hines

Albertha Lewis

Lourdes Ortiz

Kim Payne

Peggy Richmond

Glenn Stanley

Sitar Terrass-Shah

BOARD LEADERSHIP

MATT PRITCHARD

PRESIDENT

MARY MAHONEY

BOARD CHAIR

MATTHEW GOTTESDIENER

TREASURER

MARIANNE AJEMIAN

CLERK

United Way
IF Challenge
Winner

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105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502
Boston, MA 02111

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OFFICE HOURS

To enter 105 Chauncy Street, you must present a valid form of ID at the front desk.

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

ADDRESS

857-415-2900

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WALK-IN HOURS

TELEPHONE

617-542-0338

WEDNESDAYS

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

FAX

617-542-1454

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For the safety of our clients and staff, walk-in hours are halted until further notice. For general inquiries or updates, please leave us a voicemail at 617-542-0338 or email us at homestart@homestart.org.