Natick Residents, Members Of Local Congregations Join Family Promise Metrowest In Changing Future For Families Facing Homelessness
Family Promise Metrowest (FPM), a Natick-based nonprofit, hosted their 13th Annual Walk to End Homelessness over the weekend of May 13-15 in several Metrowest cities and towns. Families, schools, congregations, and business groups participated in independent walks throughout the region, raising awareness and funds for programs that support families facing homelessness or eviction.
Natick residents and members of Christ Lutheran Church, First Church Natick, the Eliot Church, and The Tobin School staged several separate walks throughout the town, including on the Cochituate Rail Trail and at Elm Bank. When Amy Lousararian, Natick resident and captain of Christ Lutheran Church’s walk team, was asked why she participated in this year’s event she responded, “I walked to support Family Promise Metrowest’s meaningful impact on families in our community. FPM provides not just shelter and financial assistance, but more importantly it equips families with the tools and skills for sustainable change to achieve financial stability and freedom. I believe this holistic approach is the key to success.”
This event was made possible by many generous local sponsors and donors including R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate, The Village Bank, Herb Connolly Auto Group, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, Needham Bank, TJX, Eastern Bank, Mathworks, Rubicon Builders, Dunkin Northern Management, Middlesex Bank, Brookline Bank, and Eastern Bank.
FPM’s mission is to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing local communities to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. This annual walkathon raises funds for programs that support families on their path back to stability, including a shelter program and a homelessness prevention program. Local congregations, businesses, schools, and thousands of volunteers partner with FPM to address this issue by providing resources, guidance, and support to families as they bring themselves out of poverty and into a future filled with possibility.
To learn more about Family Promise Metrowest and their programs please visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org. If you are having trouble paying your rent or facing eviction, please call 508-318-4820.