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About the Campaign

Father Bill’s & MainSpring has launched “A Path Home,” a campaign to raise a total of $15 million to construct and operate a new Housing Resource Center in Brockton and the Yawkey Housing Resource Center in Quincy. To date, more than $10 million has been raised toward our goal.

The Need for More

The Housing Resource Center service-delivery model will transform the way FBMS serves individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness and our most vulnerable neighbors will have access to reliable, safe facilities and services during the day. 

  • Massachusetts is the third most expensive state to live in the U.S.

  • Rising housing costs

  • COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect those who were already struggling to get by

  • Seniors facing housing crisis has tripled

  • Currently two-week wait to meet with a case manager

Business as usual is no longer working. We need a more permanent solution.

Transforming the Model

The Housing Resource Center service-delivery model will transform the way FBMS serves individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness and our most vulnerable neighbors will have access to reliable, safe facilities and services during the day. 

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PREVENT individuals from becoming homeless;

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DIVERT individuals from shelter to housing, treatment, or other appropriate systems of care quickly; and

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REHOUSE individuals rapidly in permanent supportive housing.

While we remain committed to providing emergency shelter for anyone in need, we view shelter as a last response. The Housing Resource Center is a more cost-effective solution, and will achieve better, lasting outcomes for the people we serve.

Our goal is to engage with individuals early on and provide them with the personalized, targeted support they need, thus reducing length of stay in shelter, or avoiding it altogether. This will reduce costs related to emergency systems of care.

Our wraparound supports will produce better outcomes for those we serve, helping address several major social determinants of health: Housing, Nutrition, and Income.

An Innovative Space

Our Housing Resource Center model has three major components that will support people where they need help:

Day Services

Increase community access to comprehensive and proactive supports. By rapidly getting people connected to the resources they need, we increase the possibility of stability and sustained success. Those utilizing day services can access housing supports, health care, technology, meals, showers, laundry, day lockers, and connections to partner resources, including behavioral health, addiction, and recovery support.

Emergency Shelter

Continue to meet the basic needs of the community’s most vulnerable, offering easy access to services that pave a path to stability. Two dorms with showers and laundry facilities will provide those experiencing homelessness a warm, safe place to sleep. The close proximity to day services will allow guests to access health care, employment, and other assistance during and after their stay.

Supportive Housing

Invest in the most cost-effective, compassionate, and long-term solution. Our efficiency apartments are designated for individuals experiencing homelessness who have barriers to successfully accessing and maintaining mainstream housing. For as long as they need, residents will have a safe place to live and will receive case management and wraparound supports to help them address the issues that led to their homelessness and remain stably housed.

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Permanent supportive housing saves $15,000+ annually vs. the cost of caring for someone experiencing homelessness.

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