FY18 Accomplishments

In FY18, FBMS served 5,797 people in cities and towns across Southern Massachusetts

Prevention

  • FBMS diverted 366 families from having to enter shelter
  • 96% of households assisted by the Tenancy Preservation Program remained housed

Housing

  • FBMS managed 478 permanent, supportive housing units across Southern Massachusetts (total has since grown to approximately 500 units)
  • 345 households moved from homelessness to housing

Shelter & Basic Needs

  • 2,661 people (adults and children) were sheltered
  • 220,553 meals were served to community members in need, mainly through volunteer power

Individuals

  • Sheltered 1,911 individuals total, averaging 233 individuals per night
  • 401 individuals exited shelter to housing or other systems of care
  • Number of individuals exiting shelter to housing increased by 9%
  • 209 individuals sheltered were veterans, 262 individuals were 60 or older, and 150 individuals were young adults (18-24)

Families

  • 256 families were sheltered, including 420 children, averaging 128 families per night
  • 64 families ended their homelessness and moved into housing

FY17 Accomplishments

In FY17, FBMS served 6,653 people in cities and towns across Southern Massachusetts

Prevention

  • FBMS diverted 341 families from having to enter shelter
  • 96% of households assisted by the Tenancy Preservation Program remained housed

Housing

  • FBMS managed 472 permanent, supportive housing units across Southern Massachusetts
  • 330 households moved from homelessness to housing

Shelter & Basic Needs

  • 2,713 people (adults and children) were sheltered
  • 217,230 meals were served to community members in need, mainly through volunteer power

Individuals

  • Sheltered 1,904 individuals total, averaging 224 individuals per night
  • Individual shelter stays of 6 months or more decreased by 12%
  • 375 individuals exited shelter to housing or other systems of care
  • 190 individuals sheltered were veterans, 209 individuals were 60 or older, and 133 individuals were young adults (18-24)

Families

  • 254 families were sheltered, including 430 children, averaging 134 families per night
  • 73 families ended their homelessness and moved into housing

FY16 Accomplishments

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  • 4,826 people served
  • 214 families diverted from having to enter shelter
  • 95 percent of all households (individuals and families) assisted by our prevention services avoided homelessness (88 percent remained house with help from our Tenancy Preservation Program and another 7 percent moved into a new home with a subsidy).
  • 368 individuals exited shelter to housing or other systems of care
  • 88 families ended their homelessness and moved into housing
  • 2,595 people (adults and children) provided shelter
  • 239 veterans provided shelter
  • 256 families, including 414 children, provided shelter
  • 500 veterans served across all programs
  • 120 people secured jobs
  • 231,159 meals served to community members in need
  • Dedicated Jack’s Place and Patti’s House in Brockton, two new buildings holding permanent, supportive housing to individuals, families and veterans. Number of permanent, supportive housing units owned or managed by FBMS expanded to more than 420 units.

Annual Report

Check out our Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report to see three success stories that illustrate how our services improve lives while reducing public spending. The report also provides a detailed financial report and lists our many generous individual and corporate supporters.

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