Local Nonprofit Gets $1000 GrantSep 02, 2021 10:56AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
Natick-based nonprofit Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) proudly accepted a $1,000 grant from the Rotary Club in Framingham for transportation subsidies for families served in its programs.
Since 2008, Family Promise Metrowest has provided shelter and housing support for families facing homelessness and has responded to their changing needs by expanding its programming to include the LIFE, SAIL, and Steps to Success programs. These programs provide homelessness prevention, shelter diversion, transitional, and education/employment support to assist families in establishing long-term stability and independence. FPM often subsidizes the cost of transportation or assists parents in purchasing and maintaining a family car, as transportation is a vital component for families to be successful.
“Whether attending work, a doctor’s appointment, or school, it is imperative that all FPM families have reliable transportation. This new grant will help ensure that transportation is available to help our families transform and stabilize their lives,” said Susan Crossley, Family Promise Metrowest Executive Director.
Family Promise Metrowest serves low- and moderate-income Massachusetts families with at least one child under the age of 18 that are facing homelessness. With the help of a diverse community, FPM provides resources, guidance, and encouragement to help motivated families meet their goals, move themselves out of poverty, and become self-sufficient. FPM believes that if all community members take a role in solving the homelessness crisis, together as a community we can change lives permanently.