For the first 12 years of operation, our multifaith network of almost fifty congregations provided the essential infrastructure of our Shelter Program, offering overnight accommodations, homemade meals, and supportive volunteers. With the opening of our permanent shelter in 2022 in our Natick Day Center, the congregational volunteers now come on-site to provide essential support. The following congregations have committed to our network:

Lead Congregations

Our Lead Congregations fulfill key support roles for our shelter 3-4 weeks per year, including meal prep, food shopping, and dinner hosting. They also participate in our annual community-wide events and host FPM speaking engagements in their congregations.

  • Christ Lutheran Church, Natick
  • 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
  • Lutheran Church, Framingham
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Wayland
  • Pilgrim Church, Sherborn
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal 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 Congregations

Our Support Congregations provide volunteers to support their assigned Lead Congregation's host weeks. They also participate in events and display informational material about FPM in their congregations.

  • Congregational Church of Needham
  • The Eliot Church of Natick
  • First Baptist Church, Framingham
  • The First Parish in Wayland
  • Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, Natick
  • The Good Shepherd Parish, Wayland
  • Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Ashland
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holliston
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux Church, Sherborn
  • Sha'arei Shalom, Ashland
  • Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
  • Temple Beth Torah, Holliston
  • The United Church of Christ in Medfield

Outreach Partners

Our Outreach Partners help promote our community events to their community, display informational materials in their congregations, and volunteer in our shelter on an individual basis.

  • Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham
  • Common Street Spiritual Center, Natick
  • Congregation Beth El, Sudbury
  • First Baptist Church, Needham
  • First Congregational Church, Holliston
  • First Parish UU, Medfield
  • First United Methodist Church, Framingham
  • High Rock MetroWest, Needham
  • Memorial Congregational Church, Sudbury
  • Milestone Church, Natick
  • Most Precious Blood Parish, Dover
  • Newton Highlands Congregational Church
  • Presbyterian Church in Sudbury
  • St. Bridget Parish, Framingham
  • St. John Lutheran Church, Sudbury
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Southborough
  • Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Framingham

To create real, lasting change for our families, we need the support of the entire community. The congregations in our vibrant and diverse network understand the power that comes from collaboration and unity. By leveraging that strength, we are showing that no matter our background or beliefs, we all have the power to make a positive impact on the issue of family homelessness.”

Paula Brown
FPM Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator