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96% of those receiving our stabilization services remain housed one year later.
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More than 7,000 clients moved into permanent housing.
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Our Prevention Program
served 459 households
last year.
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89 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly towards programs and services.
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Ending and Preventing Homelessness.

Home is where the start is. Your donation provides more than the temporary security of a shelter. Having a home restores a person’s dignity and offers the stability that is necessary for making other life changes.

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The average Homelessness Prevention Program micro grant in 2016 was just $700.

The average cost to the state for providing emergency shelter is around $30,000 for just one family.
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You Can Help

Host a house party or event in support of HomeStart. Volunteer during walk-in hours and join our team. There are many ways you can further our cause to help prevent and end homelessness. Learn More »


A Soldier For the Home Front “As James Patterson stood in the middle of Boylston Street in the Fenway on a snowy morning in 2006, evicted from squatting in a basement…” Learn More »

"I have my own key, my own mailbox. HomeStart gave me more than a place to live, they gave me a chance. HomeStart saved me."
"Working with HomeStart has helped an awful lot, my life was falling apart, and they put it back together."
"HomeStart has not only helped me get off the streets, but to get the streets off my mind."
"The very first thing I did when I was housed was re-apply to college. I now have a place to study and do homework."