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 Fifteen years ago, the Coalition was the lead in advocating for the Commonwealth to create the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Program (RAFT) which is now one of the only state funded homelessness prevention program.

 

Annually, RAFT provides thousands of families, individuals, and unaccompanied youth with financial assistance to retain or obtain housing. Today, during the pandemic RAFT has become a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of households who have fallen behind on rent and utility payments.

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Preventing & Ending Homelessness across Massachusetts

December 2nd

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has long believed that helping a student growing up in poverty to receive an education can help them to succeed as an adult.  Offering them the opportunity to participate in financial education can also help them make major financial decisions throughout their life.

 

The Coalition in partnership with Credit Unions have launched financial literacy workshops via zoom.  Through a series of Zoom trainings that will focus on quality of life, personal priorities and decision making students are able to gain a perspective on how their lifestyle and financial choices will impact their futures.

 

Each session walks students through the arc of life’s typical areas including major decisions like how to afford college, all the way to planning for retirement. 

Make A Difference By

Providing Access to Virtual Financial Literacy Lessons

December 3rd

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is a statewide organization, and proud to call Lynn our home headquarters.  Within the City of Lynn, far too many low-income men, women, and children, are testing positive for COVID-19 and need the support to quarantine, which is critical to stemming the curve of this hideous virus.  

Since May, the Coalition has been partnering with Lynn Community Health Center to help their patients that are testing positive for COVID-19 with cleaning supplies and hygiene products. 

 

During their quarantine period the Coalition delivers an Essential Care Box, filled with hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves enough for 30 days. 

 

On average weekly the Coalition is delivering to 60 households.

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Helping Low-Income Households Fight Against

COVID-19

December 4th

If you’re looking to win the holiday gift-giving season, the "Happy Everything" Holiday Gift Box is the way to do it. This is a gift they’ll be talking about for years to come and the gift by which all others will be compared.

The "Happy Everything" Holiday Gift Box is a deluxe combination of artisanal soft pretzels, gourmet flavored salts and sugars, and artfully-crafted mustards. 

It combines all the sentiments of this festive season into one delicious box and features the widest array of our products you can get in one single gift box. It's the perfect way to celebrate anything and everything this season.

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Shopping our Holiday Fair!

December 5th

A toddler moving into a “Big Kid Bed” is a childhood milestone. Yet that milestone cannot be met by far too many toddlers growing up in a low-income household simply because their parents cannot afford the purchase of a bed.

Aside from the multitude of benefits healthy sleep has on a child’s health and development, having an actual bed serves three critical functions: comfort, stability, and normalcy.

To ensure that a toddler growing up in poverty can have a bed of their own the Coalition launch The Big Kid Bed Initiative in partnership with Pediatric Departments at Community Health Centers to identify children who would benefit.

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Prescribing "Big Kid Beds" for Growing Toddlers 

December 6th

While the message from public health officials throughout the pandemic has been to practice social distancing, far too few people experiencing homelessness can safely do so.

 

Throughout the pandemic, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has been a leader in statewide efforts to increase access to safe places for families, individuals, and youth experiencing homelessness to stay. 

 

The Coalition has mobilized advocates, providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, to ask the Commonwealth to provide a space for people to be safe and able to social distance while currently experiencing homelessness.

 

Everyone deserves a place to be safe during COVID-19 and the Coalition is working tirelessly to be the voice of thousands to ensure it happens.

 

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December 7th

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The COVID-19 crisis has continued to disproportionately affect poor people who are already more likely to have food and housing insecurities, health complications and live in hi-risk communities. 


The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is a statewide organization, and proud to call Lynn our home. Within the City of Lynn, far too many low-income men, women, and children, are testing positive for COVID-19 and need support while in quarantine. 

Since May, we have partnered with Lynn Community Health Center to help their patients that are testing positive for COVID-19 with food.  During their quarantine period the Coalition delivers 2 hot meals a week as well as groceries to feed the household.  

Your contribution will go directly to assist the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless with this critical service until it is no longer needed.  
 

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Providing Low-Income, COVID-19 Patients with Support Services

December 9th

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has long believed that helping a student growing up in poverty to receive an education can help them to succeed as an adult.  Offering them the opportunity to participate in financial education can also help them make major financial decisions throughout their life.

 

The Coalition in partnership with Credit Unions have launched financial literacy workshops via zoom.  Through a series of Zoom trainings that will focus on quality of life, personal priorities and decision making students are able to gain a perspective on how their lifestyle and financial choices will impact their futures.

 

Each session walks students through the arc of life’s typical areas including major decisions like how to afford college, all the way to planning for retirement. 

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December 10th

Far too many men, women, youth, and children within the City of Lynn are testing positive for COVID-19 and many are low-income.

 

 The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is a statewide organization, and proud to call Lynn our home headquarters.

 

Throughout the pandemic the Coalition has been helping people within the City of Lynn to quarantine to help stop the spread of the virus by delivering meals

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To bring a bit of holiday cheer to these families and individuals the Coalition will be delivering a hot holiday meal  and gifts for children.  

Your contribution will go directly to bring a bit of holiday cheer this year!
 

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Providing Households with Christmas Dinner

December 11th

Today, A Bed for Every Child delivers thousands of twin bed set, including a new mattress, and bed frame, free of cost, to every child that needs one. 

 

Everyone knows a bedtime story begins with a bed.  Along with the importance of a good night’s sleep, A Bed for Every Child knows that children exposure to reading at an early age can help them in school. 

 

A Bed for Every Child launched “A Bedtime Story Begins with a Bed” where with every delivery of a new bed, children receive new age appropriate books. 

 

Now a child can snuggle into their new bed and now with their new books it makes for the perfect place for a bedtime story.

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Providing Children with a Bundle of New Books 

December 12th

A toddler moving into a “Big Kid Bed” is a childhood milestone. Yet that milestone cannot be met by far too many toddlers growing up in a low-income household simply because their parents cannot afford the purchase of a bed.

Aside from the multitude of benefits healthy sleep has on a child’s health and development, having an actual bed serves three critical functions: comfort, stability, and normalcy.

To ensure that a toddler growing up in poverty can have a bed of their own the Coalition launch The Big Kid Bed Initiative in partnership with Pediatric Departments at Community Health Centers to identify children who would benefit.

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December 13th

The Casa Project is partnering with High Schools to provide students, within the schools, that are experiencing homelessness and unstably housed with timely support with housing, benefits and community resources to ensure the continuity of education and promote overall well-being.

 

COVID-19 has changed so much in such a short time.  The Casa Project has become a valuable resource for our school partners in helping their students who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness during these uncertain times.

Our Casa Advocates immediately contact the student in need, and assist with the crisis they are currently facing. 

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Providing High School Students with Wrap Around Case Management

December 14th

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Two years ago, A Bed for Every Child created the STEAM to Build DREAMS Project allowing us to partner with local schools to engage their students in designing and building the bed frames for delivery. 

The STEAM to Build DREAMS Project offers an interdisciplinary learning experience that uses creativity and logic along with soft skills and technical skills. The project incorporates design, math, critical thinking, and visual creativity that results in the students building a twin bed frame. The project also moves students beyond a coat or mitten drive instead offering them a hands-on opportunity to give a child a new bed that will allow them to have a place to get a good night’s sleep for years to come. 
 

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Bringing STEAM to DREAMS to Students at School

December 16th

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has long believed that helping a student growing up in poverty to receive an education can help them to succeed as an adult.  Offering them the opportunity to participate in financial education can also help them make major financial decisions throughout their life.

 

The Coalition in partnership with Credit Unions have launched financial literacy workshops via zoom.  Through a series of Zoom trainings that will focus on quality of life, personal priorities and decision making students are able to gain a perspective on how their lifestyle and financial choices will impact their futures.

 

Each session walks students through the arc of life’s typical areas including major decisions like how to afford college, all the way to planning for retirement. 

Make A Difference By

Providing Access to Virtual Financial Literacy Lessons

December 17th

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is a statewide organization, and proud to call Lynn our home headquarters.  Within the City of Lynn, far too many low-income men, women, and children, are testing positive for COVID-19 and need the support to quarantine, which is critical to stemming the curve of this hideous virus.  

Since May, the Coalition has been partnering with Lynn Community Health Center to help their patients that are testing positive for COVID-19 with cleaning supplies and hygiene products. 

 

During their quarantine period the Coalition delivers an Essential Care Box, filled with hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves enough for 30 days. 

 

On average weekly the Coalition is delivering to 60 households.

Make A Difference By

Helping Low-Income Households Fight Against

COVID-19

December 18th

The at-home Holiday Build A Bed gives you and your family the opportunity to step away from work, and the screens to help us, give a child on our waiting list a place to dream big!

Each ticket provides all of the necessary materials needed to build and sand a twin bed at home, and a little box of treats to make the event extra sweet while you’re with us – building to make a difference.  

A Bed for Every Child will provide all the necessary materials to build your bed to perfection right in the comfort of your own home. 

Purchase Your Ticket Today!

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Building to Make Dreams Come True

December 19th

The COVID-19 crisis has continued to disproportionately affect poor people who are already more likely to have food and housing insecurities, health complications and live in hi-risk communities. 

Since May, the Coalition has been partnering with Lynn Community Health Center to help patients that are testing positive for COVID-19 with cleaning supplies and hygiene products.  

 

During their quarantine period the Coalition delivers an Essential Care Box, filled with hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products, hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves enough for 30 days. 

Your contribution will go directly to assist the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless with this critical service until it is no longer needed.  

Make A Difference By

COVID-19 Cleaning

December 20th

While the message from public health officials throughout the pandemic has been to practice social distancing, far too few people experiencing homelessness can safely do so.

 

Throughout the pandemic, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has been a leader in statewide efforts to increase access to safe places for families, individuals, and youth experiencing homelessness to stay. 

 

The Coalition has mobilized advocates, providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, to ask the Commonwealth to provide a space for people to be safe and able to social distance while currently experiencing homelessness.

 

Everyone deserves a place to be safe during COVID-19 and the Coalition is working tirelessly to be the voice of thousands to ensure it happens.

 

Make A Difference By

Provinding Access to Emergency Shelter Services

December 21st

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 Fifteen years ago, the Coalition was the lead in advocating for the Commonwealth to create the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Program (RAFT) which is now one of the only state funded homelessness prevention program.

 

Annually, RAFT provides thousands of families, individuals, and unaccompanied youth with financial assistance to retain or obtain housing. Today, during the pandemic RAFT has become a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of households who have fallen behind on rent and utility payments.

Make A Difference By

Preventing & Ending Homelessness across Massachusetts

December 23rd

The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless has long believed that helping a student growing up in poverty to receive an education can help them to succeed as an adult.  Offering them the opportunity to participate in financial education can also help them make major financial decisions throughout their life.

 

The Coalition in partnership with Credit Unions have launched financial literacy workshops via zoom.  Through a series of Zoom trainings that will focus on quality of life, personal priorities and decision making students are able to gain a perspective on how their lifestyle and financial choices will impact their futures.

 

Each session walks students through the arc of life’s typical areas including major decisions like how to afford college, all the way to planning for retirement. 

Make A Difference By

Providing Access to Virtual Financial Literacy Lessons

December 24th