Day Center Operations
After partially reopening our Day Center in Natick last spring, as of mid-December 2021 our center closed once again to embark on renovations to convert our building into a permanent shelter site. Employees are working remotely, but checking messages and mail daily. We are not accepting donations of any physical goods at this time.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Family Promise Metrowest has continued to provide shelter, shelter diversion, transitional support, and homelessness prevention for families across our programs.
Families in our shelter program are still being housed in a hotel until our renovated shelter site reopens later this spring. The families in our SAIL and LIFE programs continue to be safely housed in their own apartments. No families have lost their housing over the last two years. Our family coaches are meeting remotely with all families each week to continue to work toward their goals.
Although it has been two years since the COVID crisis began, many of the families we support continue to face financial and housing challenges that were triggered by the pandemic. After all other avenues of support have been exhausted, we are providing subsidies to help our families pay critical expenses so they can keep their employment, vehicles, and/or apartments, and to ensure they have adequate nutrition for their family.
We are still witnessing an increase in calls from families experiencing housing instability brought on by the pandemic. As the number of families we are serving continues to climb, we are working to increase capacity and funding for our programs to meet this need.
How to Help: We are accepting financial donations of any amount to provide direct support to our families during these challenging times. Donations can be made online on our Donate page or mailed to our office at 6 Mulligan Street, Natick, MA 01760. Thank you!