MISSION AND HISTORY
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 25 years, HomeStart has permanently housed more than 14,000 individuals living on the street and in shelters, and has prevented nearly 4,000 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.
President and Executive Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Programs Officer
Director of Philanthropy
Director of Finance
Special Events Coordinator
Program Admin Manager
Devel. Engagement Coordinator
Office & Front Desk Admin.
Director of Prevention
Director of Housing Search- Cambridge
Director of Housing Search- Boston
Housing Search Program Manager
Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager
Cambridge Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager
Housing Resources Manager
Director of Housing Stability Services
Stabilization Data Manager
Stabilization Program Manager
Housing First Program Manager
Brother John Canty