HarborOne Bank Donates $100,000 To Father Bill’s Brockton Housing Resource Center Project

Non-profit organization’s Housing Resource Center re-envisions approach to homelessness

Harbor One Press release

(Brockton, MA) – December 7, 2022 – HarborOne Bank announced today that it will be donating $100,000 to Father Bill’s & MainSpring to assist in the construction of their innovative Brockton Housing Resource Center. Over the years, HarborOne has had the privilege to support the critical work of Father Bill’s & MainSpring with employee volunteerism, in-kind and financial donations as well as community development financing. The Brockton Housing Resource

Center project aims to tackle two crucial aspects of the homeless crisis in Brockton and surrounding Plymouth County communities – the need for short-term assistance, and the need for long-term permanent housing. The Resource Center will incorporate services beyond what is expected from a traditional shelter, including a full-service health clinic, clinical social workers to provide assessments, substance abuse case managers, trained staff to help access food assistance and disability benefits, and more.

“HarborOne and Father Bill’s have forged an enduring partnership over many years, and we strongly endorse and support the compassionate, effective and important work they do,” said Scott Sanborn EVP and Chief Lending Officer, HarborOne Bank. “In addition to our philanthropic investment we are excited to participate in the financing of this critical project.”“It means so much to us that HarborOne Bank, a Brockton-based company, has stepped up as one of the first major supporters of our innovative Brockton Housing Resource Center,” said John Yazwinski, Father Bill’s & MainSpring President & CEO. “We are so grateful to Joe Casey, Jen White, Scott Sanborn, and the entire team at HarborOne Bank and the HarborOne Bank Foundation for strengthening our mission and empowering our neighbors in need. We are incredibly proud to be partnering with a local company that is creating such positive and lasting change in our communities.”

The Brockton Housing Resource Center will be a 16,500-square-foot building breaking ground in late spring 2023. The facility will include a commercial kitchen and dining space, showers, laundry, lockers, two dormitories accommodating 128 shelter beds, with space for additional beds. A 15,000 square-foot building adjacent to the Housing Resource Center will include 32 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals. Renderings and further details can be seen at pathhome.helpfbms.org.

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About Father Bill’s & MainSpring

Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) is the leading provider of services to prevent and end homelessness in Southern Massachusetts. The agency, founded in the early 1980s by a group of interfaith and community leaders, helps more than 5,000 people annually who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. FBMS, a proud partner of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency with administrative offices in Quincy and Brockton and program offices throughout Southern Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.helpfbms.org.

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About HarborOne Bank

HarborOne Bank is headquartered in Massachusetts, with $4.99 billion in assets. HarborOne Bank serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island through a network of 31 full-service branches, and two commercial loan offices in Boston and Providence. The Bank also provides a range of educational resources through “HarborOne U,” with free digital content, webinars and recordings for small business and personal financial education. HarborOne Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of HarborOne Bank, is a full-service mortgage lender with offices throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire and is licensed in seven additional states.