Historically, our network of 51 host and support congregations provided the essential infrastructure of our Shelter Program, offering overnight accommodations, preparing meals, and supplying critical volunteers for companionship and overnight supervision. With the transition to a permanent site shelter model in Spring 2022, congregational volunteers will now come on-site to our Day Center to provide essential support. We can't wait to welcome them back! Our current network of congregations includes:

Hosts

  • Christ Lutheran Church, Natick
  • Christ The King Lutheran Church, Holliston
  • Community United Methodist Church, Wayland
  • Congregation Or Atid, Wayland
  • The Dover Church
  • Federated Church of Ashland
  • First Church Natick, UCC
  • First Parish in Framingham UU
  • Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, Natick
  • Mass Conference of the UCC, Framingham
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Wayland
  • Pilgrim Church, Sherborn
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church/Lutheran Church, Framingham
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Natick
  • Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland
  • UU Area Church, Sherborn
  • Unitarian Universalists of Wellesley
  • Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
  • Wellesley Village Church

Support

  • Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham
  • Common Street Spiritual Center, Natick
  • Congregation Beth El, Sudbury
  • Congregational Church of Needham
  • The Eliot Church of Natick
  • First Congregational Church, Holliston
  • First Baptist Church, Framingham
  • First Baptist Church, Needham
  • First Parish UU, Medfield
  • The First Parish in Wayland
  • First United Methodist Church, Framingham
  • The Good Shepherd Parish, Wayland
  • High Rock MetroWest, Needham
  • Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
  • Memorial Congregational Church, Sudbury
  • Milestone Church, Natick
  • Most Precious Blood Parish, Dover
  • Newton Highlands Congregational Church
  • Presbyterian Church in Sudbury
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley
  • St. Bridget Parish, Framingham
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Ashland
  • St. John Lutheran Church, Sudbury
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Southborough
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holliston
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, Sherborn
  • Sha'arei Shalom, Ashland
  • Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
  • Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
  • Temple Beth Torah, Holliston
  • The United Church of Christ in Medfield
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Framingham

Our interfaith network encompasses fifty houses of worship (churches, temples, and a mosque) that form the foundation of our shelter program. One cannot overestimate the significance of this interfaith cooperation. Partnerships such as these not only make a difference in the lives of the families we serve, but stand as a witness to the wider community of what power there is when diverse faiths unite in their shared vision of serving those in need.”

Judy Mongiardo
Former Network Coordinator
and FPM Co-founder