As a resident of Dorchester, and with a daughter in the public school district, I've seen the difficulties, struggle, and need of my community first hand. We have fought and advocated for years to get resources for my daughter, and many local families don't have the resources or know how to give their children a good start in life. It's been emotional for my wife and I to see these young children struggle and seem abandoned.
I believe everyone should have a chance, and that Project Hope can help many families. Let's get together to donate and contribute to the future of Boston. Please read below for more information about Project Hope.
Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. It provides low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader systems change.
Located in the Dudley neighborhood, one of Boston’s poorest, Project Hope has worked in partnership with families since 1981.
The agency was founded by The Little Sisters of the Assumption, who, in response to the family housing crisis of the 1980’s, established one of the first emergency family shelters in the state and launched Project Hope. Today the agency offers an array of direct services, including temporary housing, housing search assistance, adult basic education, childcare and job training, to assist families in gaining the resources and skills to overcome homelessness and poverty. In 2006, Project Hope opened a new Community Building on Dudley Street, which also serves as a neighborhood center for job training and employment placement, adult education, housing assistance, and more. Just a few blocks away, Project Hope’s original site remains home to its Family Shelter. Empowering homeless and low-income families in Dorchester and Roxbury for 30 years is Project Hope's greatest achievement.
How Your Donations help
$60 – Give a job seeker a professional outfit for her interview
$100 – Help with a utility bill for a family this winter
$200 – Provide a family with meals for a night in emergency shelter while we help them seek housing
$350 – Cover the application fees for an adult learner to take her high school equivalency exams
$500 – Enroll a job seeker in our three-week Tracks to Employment program
$750 – Pay the cost of a training workshop for 20 family child care providers
$1000 – Furnish the living space for a mother and her children in their new housing