Our Boldest Steps Yet, FY23

Dear friends & colleagues,

Our bold vision is becoming reality, thanks to our generous supporters.

Last year, we celebrated the opening of our Yawkey Housing Resource Center (HRC) in Quincy and broke ground on our HRC in Brockton. We’ve also started to expand our triage team in Plymouth, an important step as we try to replicate our progress in Quincy and Brockton.

For individual adults facing a housing crisis, we are replacing a reactive overnight shelter approach with a cost-effective and compassionate housing resource model. Our HRC day centers offer wraparound supports and targeted services that are designed to prevent or quickly end homelessness, not just manage it.

As you’ll read in this report, our transformative HRCs are the centerpiece of a new three-year Strategic Plan that we’ve begun to implement. By believing in our vision, our donors, volunteers, and community partners are helping us create a national model in the fight to end homelessness.

Our supporters have allowed us to be nimble and decisive. This past year, while stretching our capacity to help the state of Massachusetts respond to an unprecedented family shelter crisis, we’ve continued pursuing exciting opportunities to develop new permanent supportive housing.

Whether it’s meeting a moment of crisis or helping shape the future, FBMS continues to serve as a trusted and innovative leader in our region. We thank our dedicated supporters for strengthening our mission.

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Success Stories

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Finding a Beacon of Hope

Mariah's family never felt alone as FBMS became “a second family."

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A Legacy Built in Quincy

Jennifer stayed at Father Bill's Place in the early 1990s. Thirty years later, she shared her inspiring story at our 2023 Supporter Reception at the Yawkey Housing Resource Center in Quincy. Watch below.

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Raul and Son, Story 3

Building Back for his Son

FBMS helped Raul & his son bounce back after being displaced by a house fire.

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The Power of Empathy

Our Plymouth-based team is helping address a growing homelessness crisis in America’s Hometown.

Your Impact

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Mission Statement

FBMS is committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with a range of programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and supportive services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness achieve self-sufficiency.