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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.

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​HomeStart is a leading provider of housing services for people who are currently experiencing homelessness, who have recently moved from homelessness to housing, or who are at risk of becoming homeless by way of eviction. We are a dynamic, innovative non-profit agency committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

 

Over the course of the last 30 years, HomeStart has helped to find permanent housing for more than 15,000 individuals living on the street and in shelters, and has prevented over 5,000 families from experiencing homelessness.  HomeStart is uniquely positioned to dramatically reduce homelessness.

On any given night in Boston, there are 4,645 people experiencing homelessness: 1,591 individuals and 3,054 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 thousands of people each year in the Greater Boston Area.  Our clients include single parents and their children, survivors of domestic violence, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  All of them are living at or below the poverty line.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

HOUSING SEARCH

HOUSING RESOURCES

STABILIZATION

Matthew Pritchard

President and Executive Director

Kelly Mulligan

Deputy Director

Ajay Saini

Vice President of Finance

Alyssa Smith

Vice President of Human Resources

Cindy Rubin

Vice President of Philanthropy

Maggie Howard

Director of Program Design and 

Evaluation

Carrie Neff

Director of Community Engagement

Patsy Robinson

Director of Finance

Yulit Boyd

Rental Assistance Specialist 

Jewel Evans

Executive Assistant & HR Manager

Belinda Leick

HMIS Coordinator

Debora "Bora" Louis

Communications & Development Coordinator 

Kimberly M.

Rental Assistance Accounting Specialist

Griselda Montas 

Development & Events Associate

Tania Perez 

Office & Front Desk Admin.

Bethany Saxton

Accounting Specialist

Bob Sugerman

IT Manager

Vinny Wisniewski

Director of Prevention

Reina Henriquez

Kimberly McCraw

Shaquanna Pitts

Jamillia Wilkins

Glenny Tejeda

LaTeisha Adams

Amina Banton

Director of Housing Search- Cambridge

Gabrielle Vacheresse

Director of Housing Search- Boston

Dani Bloom

Housing Search Program Manager

Shakyla Taylor

Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

Loretta Jackson

Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

Natalia Barbosa

Cambridge Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager

Keitha Crozier

Coordinated Entry Manager

Ronneshia Bolden

Homeless Set Aside Administrator

Giovanni Acevedo

Shaina Berry-Cooper

Markeysha Brown

Lundi Brown

Moises Cepeda

Andrew Cutone

Kerly Germain

Fatima Hassan

Tyjenaya Holmes

Carolyn Jennings

Christina Maiorano

Denise Martinez

Paula McChesney

Shawnii O'Brien

Shanyce Parker

Tiffany Perkins

Noraitza Ruiz

Khelyia Serrano

Shaquana Taylor

Rory Cronin

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Yvette Davis

Azya Jordan

Teyanna Jordan

Leasing Manager

Malcolm Porter

HQS Inspector 

Anna Orduna

Rep Payee Manager

Adrian Eveillard

Ashley Nelson

Mike Brown

Ruben Diniz

Lexi Figueroa

Shelley Turnbaugh

Jesse French

Director of Housing Stabilization Services

Dottie Bailey

Stabilization Program Manager

Shawn Matthews

Stabilization & Outreach Manager

Johnathon Weathers

Stabilization Manager

Gia Bastien
Angel Brooks

Brother John Canty

Juana Cherif-Machichi

Sam Geheran

Hattie Hill

Katrina Hines

Albertha Lewis

Lourdes Ortiz

Kim Payne

Peggy Richmond

Edlin Silcott III

Iliana Silva

Leticia Smith-Watson

CJ Bazile

Bethzaida Troche

BOARD LEADERSHIP

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MATT PRITCHARD

PRESIDENT

KENAN BIGBY

BOARD CHAIR

MATTHEW GOTTESDIENER

TREASURER

MARY MAHONEY

VICE CHAIR

MARIANNE AJEMIAN

CLERK
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