Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore is dedicated to helping homeless families by providing food, clothing, furniture, shelter, education, and advocacy. We address a whole range of needs, from physical to emotional, from personal to social, and from psychological to spiritual.
There are over 100,000 children who are homeless in Massachusetts annually and over 1.6 million children in the United States according to America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness, National Center on Family Homelessness.
Relationship building is a key component to our work at Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore. We reach out to sheltered families and help them through partnering agencies that have the resources. See here for more information.
Our Goals are to help:
- Build stronger parents, children and families;
- Secure education and employment opportunities;
- Find safe and affordable permanent housing;
- Every family work toward functional self-sufficiency.