In 2020 FPM served more families than ever in its history, providing resources, support, and stability to 50 families, including 89 children. This same year, the COVID pandemic posed significant challenges to our organization, including a total disruption of the long-standing shelter service model, which was rendered unsafe given the need for physical distancing.

Simultaneously, the economic impact of the pandemic dramatically increased the current and anticipated need for FPM’s services. In response, the FPM Board and staff, in conjunction with our many stakeholders, launched a strategic planning process in September 2020 to determine how to strengthen our programs and best invest our assets (staffing, expertise, funding, volunteers, partners, spaces, services) to ensure the maximum benefit for the rapidly growing number of families facing housing instability and homelessness in the Metrowest area.

Read the Plan