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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 27 years, HomeStart has helped to find permanent housing for more than 14,000 individuals living on the street and in shelters, and has prevented over 4,000 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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Group Members

Shaina Berry-Cooper

Markeysha Brown

Br. John Canty

Kerly Germain

Lang Haynes

Tyjenaya Holmes

Shanyce Parker

DEI Group membership rotates- If you're interested in joining, contact DEI@homestart.org

STAFF

ADMINISTRATION

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

HOUSING SEARCH

HOUSING RESOURCES

STABILIZATION

Matthew Pritchard

President and Executive Director

Kelly Mulligan

Deputy Director

Kate Leahy

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Rubin

Director of Philanthropy

Patsy Robinson

Director of Finance

Alyssa Smith

Director of Human Resources

Maggie Howard

Director of Program Design and 

Evaluation

Carrie Neff

Director of Community Engagement

Yulit Boyd

Office & Front Desk Admin.

Jewel Evans

Executive Assistant & HR Liaison

Lang Haynes

Communications and Development Coordinator 

Belinda Leick

HMIS Coordinator

Kimberly Merren

Rental Assistance Accounting Specialist

Griselda Montas 

Development & Events Associate

Bethany Saxton

Accounting Specialist

Bob Sugerman

IT Manager

Vinny Wisniewski

Director of Prevention

Lundi Brown

Reina Henriquez

Lauren Honigman

Kimberly McCraw

Shaquanna Pitts

Berline Robillard

Nidza Rodriguez

Jamillia Wilkins

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

Rasheda Campbell

HART Program Manager

Keitha Crozier

Coordinated Entry Manager

Ronneshia Bolden

Homeless Set Aside Administrator

Giovanni Acevedo

Tianna Bell

Shaina Berry-Cooper

Ronneshia Bolden

Markeysha Brown

Moises Cepeda

Andrew Cutone

Chanelia Dorest

Andy Edouard

Kerly Germain

Corry Greenler

Fatima Hassan

Tyjenaya Holmes

Carolyn Jennings

Alyssa Leaman

Christina Maiorano

Denise Martinez

Paula McChesney

Shawnii O'Brien

Shanyce Parker

Tiffany Perkins

Binx Perino

Noraitza Ruiz

Khelyia Serrano

Michael Swift

Shaquana Taylor

Kendrick Vargas

Dee Willis-Green

Teyanna Jordan

Leasing Manager

Anna Orduna

Rep Payee Manager

Malcolm Porter

HQS Inspector 

Mike Brown

Ruben Diniz

Lexi Figueroa

Monicka Hasan

Shelley Turnbaugh

Dottie Bailey

Stabilization Program Manager

Jesse French

Stabilization Data Manager

Shawn Matthews

Stabilization & Outreach Manager

Mary Amoo

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

Johnathon Weathers

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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