U.S. Workforce

Our Veterans Track offers a host of comprehensive services that include: shelter, housing and job training and placement assistance to veterans and to veteran families.

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did you know?

15% of the adults we sheltered each night are employed...but still homeless.

388 of the people we shelter are children.

12% of our guests in the individual shelters are veterans. >> LEARN MORE

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Please meet sheila

Raised in North Quincy, Sheila was like many of us; she worked, and took care of her family. Never did she imagine that the choice she made 12 years ago to stay home to take care of her elderly mother would find her facing homelessness.

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work Programs

We continue to prepare men and women to get jobs through our workforce development programs: WorkReady, WorkExpress,
and U.S. WorkForce for veterans. We provide resources and training to individuals to develop skills that better equip them
to find jobs.


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VOLUNTEER PROFILE


Learn about our individual and group volunteers of the month and  their incredible commitment to our community.

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SUCCESS STORIES


Read the accounts of our participants and how we have helped them on their path to a better life.

workexpress

WorkExpress is a social enterprise of Father Bill’s & MainSpring. We provide high quality, fast and reliable cleaning and maintenance services to business customers on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

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VOLUNTEER PROFILE


Learn about our individual and group volunteers of the month and  their incredible commitment to our community.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY


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SUCCESS STORIES


Read the accounts of our participants and how we have helped them on their path to a better life.

Welcome To father Bill's & Mainspring

For almost three decades, Father Bill's & MainSpring (FBMS) has been dedicated to ending, not just managing, homelessness. As a leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive services in the South Shore area, we help people struggling with homelessness or at-risk of homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency.

Thankgiving 2014

The season of giving is upon us! Father Bill's and MainSpring would like to share our Thanksgiving activities.

In Quincy, we host a community meal at Christ Episcopal Church. For more information, click here.

In Brockton, our generous partner, Reebok International Ltd., hosts an annual community meal open to all families and individuals in the Brockton area. For more information, click here.

We also deliver Thanksgiving meals to those who are unable to attend the community meals. Sign up online or by calling (617) 845-0167.

Of course, we can't do this without the generous support from those within our community. We welcome food and monetary donations to support our efforts.

 

2014 Donate

Urgent Needs

We shelter an average of 225 individuals adults each night at Father Bill's Place in Quincy, and MainSpring House in Brockton. No one in need is turned away. Public funding covers less than half of our shelter costs. That is why your support is so important! Would you consider running a donation drive for basic supplies. Please see our wish list below and call the development office at (617) 376-2255. Thank You!

Amazon Wish List

 

Wish List for Programs

Individual, Family, Housing

 

What's New

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Testimonials from FoodFest20 Corporate Sponsors
Volunteer Newsletter- April 2014
FY2013 FBMS Annual Report
Every day we get a little closer to eliminating the need for our emergency shelers because we have found a home for everyone. It's ambitious yet rewarding work that we cannot do without you. We hope you enjoy reading about what we've been able to accomplish together.
Addresses: Development Office
422 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-2255
info@helpfbms.org
Administrative Offices
430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-427-6448
Fax: 508-427-6943
info@helpfbms
Prevention Hotline:
617-770-3314 ext 255
617-770-3314 ext 255
Agency Partners: