Family Promise Metrowest Receives Grant For $2500
Natick-based nonprofit Family Promise Metrowest proudly accepted a $2,500 grant from the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® for its LIFE Program.
Since 2008, Family Promise Metrowest has provided shelter and housing support for families facing homelessness. In 2017, in response to an increase in calls from families who were in the eviction process but hadn’t yet lost their housing, FPM launched the LIFE homelessness prevention program. With subsidies to pay off rent in arrears and a year of case management to address the challenges that led to near-eviction, the LIFE program helps families stabilize their housing and develop long-term stability. This new grant will help fund the LIFE program and aid FPM in its ongoing mission to help families transform their lives and create sustainable homes where their children can thrive.
“These are challenging times and with an unprecedented increase in families facing unemployment and possible eviction, our community partners are needed more than ever. The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® grant comes at an opportune time and we are so grateful for their support of our LIFE Program,” 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.