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It’s hard to solve a problem if the public doesn’t fully grasp its magnitude. It’s vitally important we raise awareness about the issues impacting the most vulnerable members of our community, and that we share the innovative ways Father Bill’s & MainSpring is trying to prevent and end homelessness – and how the public can help.

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FBMS in the News


John Yazwinski on “Currently in Quincy”
Quincy Access Television, April 11, 2022

Our shelter system in Mass. is falling short
CommonWealth Magazine, February 14, 2022

‘This is our moment in time’: Hundreds of new supportive housing units to open in Boston area with political will, relief funds
GBH/Boston Public Radio, February 3, 2022

Homelessness nonprofit’s hotel-to-housing conversion welcomes first tenants
WBUR 90.9 FM, January 14, 2022

Struggling hotel becomes housing for individuals experiencing homelessness
Planning Magazine, January 13, 2022


COVID, cold weather fill every bed at Father Bill’s homeless shelter in Quincy
The Patriot Ledger, December 28, 2021

‘A perfect storm:’ Brockton rental crisis leaves scores facing homelessness
The Enterprise, December 19, 2021

Father Bill’s & MainSpring delivers Thanksgiving meals to locals in need
The Enterprise, November 26, 2021

FBMS receives $2 million from Yawkey Foundation for Housing Resource Center
Massnonprofit News, November 11, 2021

Father Bill’s breaks ground on Yawkey Housing Resource Center
The Patriot Ledger, November 10, 2021

Coverage of Yawkey Housing Resource Center Groundbreaking
Quincy Access Television, November 9, 2021

Construction to start this winter on Yawkey Housing Resource Center
The Patriot Ledger, November 8, 2021

John Yazwinski on “Currently in Quincy”
Quincy Access Television, October 29, 2021

Old hotel sees new life as apartments for homeless
The Enterprise, October 23, 2021

Massachusetts launches first hotel-to-housing conversion project for homeless
Patch, October 14, 2021

Coverage of Roadway Apartments event in Brockton
Brockton Community Access, October 12, 2021

Former Brockton hotel to become housing for homeless
The Boston Globe, July 20, 2021

Arbella Insurance Foundation awards $600K to FBMS’ innovative projects
Massnonprofit News, June 30, 2021

Father Bill’s expects to break ground on HRC in Fall 2021
The Patriot Ledger, June 29, 2021

John Yazwinski on “Currently in Quincy”
Quincy Access Television, April 26, 2021

Beth Israel Lahey Health awards $205,000 to FBMS
The Enterprise, April 26, 2021

At HRC announcement, Gov. Baker hoping for post-pandemic housing boom
State House News Service, April 1, 2021

State awards $4 million to Father Bill’s project in Quincy
The Patriot Ledger, April 1, 2021

Massachusetts awards $4 million to Quincy Housing Resource Center
MassLive, March 31, 2021

Gov. Baker in Quincy to announce $4 million for FBMS’ HRC
WCVB Channel 5, March 31, 2021

Father Bill’s getting $4 million from state for HRC
The Quincy Sun, March 31, 2021

John Yazwinski on WGBH’s “In It Together”
WGBH Radio 89.7 FM, March 29, 2021

Pandemic served new lessons in caring for homeless
State House News Service, March 3, 2021

John Yazwinski: Underutilized hotels can help curtail homelessness
The Boston Globe, February 25, 2021

Father Bill’s outlines plans for 2 new buildings
The Patriot Ledger, January 6, 2021


South Shore homeless service organization plans to convert hotel shelter to housing
WBUR 90.9 FM, December 23, 2020

April Connolly appears on “South of Boston”
WPLM Easy 99.1 FM, December 20, 2020

Plymouth homeless shelter opens for winter
Old Colony Memorial, December 4, 2020

Father Bill’s delivers Thanksgiving to those in need
The Patriot Ledger, November 26, 2020

Studio apartments open in Randolph for formerly homeless Veterans
The Boston Globe, November 24, 2020

New Veterans home opens its doors in Randolph
WBZ News Radio, November 13, 2020

Envision Bank and Father Bill’s & MainSpring celebrate new Veterans home
WATD Radio, November 11, 2020

Homeless Veterans find new community home in Randolph
Randolph Herald, November 11, 2020

Quincy nonprofit, Randolph bank open house for homeless Veterans in Randolph
The Patriot Ledger, November 11, 2020

Father Bill’s in Brockton switches to meal pickup for Thanksgiving dinner
The Enterprise, November 5, 2020

Father Bill’s in Quincy switches to delivery for annual Thanksgiving dinner
The Patriot Ledger, November 4, 2020

Open House at the Envision Bank Home for Veterans 
Randolph Community Television, October 8, 2020

John Yazwinski on “AM Quincy”
Quincy Access Television, October 7, 2020

Jack Conway & Co. raises $67K to benefit Father Bill’s & MainSpring
The Herald News, October 1, 2020

With Quincy shelter facing move, nonprofit plans new approach to homelessness
The Boston Globe, September 24, 2020

Father Bill’s & MainSpring raises $1.15 million in response to COVID-19 crisis
The Patriot Ledger, August 7, 2020

Father Bill’s raises $1.15 million in special campaign, beats goal
MassNonprofit News, August 6, 2020

Father Bill’s presents staff with annual award
The Patriot Ledger, August 3, 2020

Frontline staff at Father Bill’s & MainSpring recognized for COVID-19 service
The Hingham Journal, July 28, 2020

Two Hingham donors offer $100,000 matching gift to FBMS
The Hingham Journal, July 15, 2020

John Yazwinski on “Currently in Quincy”
Quincy Access Television (QATV), July 10, 2020

Father Bill’s & MainSpring receives critical $150,000 donation amid pandemic
The Enterprise, June 27, 2020

Canceled events due to COVID-19 mean millions lost for local non-profits
The Patriot Ledger, June 23, 2020

Tents gone in downtown Brockton; homeless guests move to hotel
The Brockton Enterprise, June 22, 2020

Pandemic Exacerbates Challenge Of Finding Housing For Homeless Adults
WBUR 90.9 FM, June 12, 2020

Father Bill’s & MainSpring launches Campaign for Hope as alternative to FoodFest
Hingham Anchor, June 10, 2020

FBMS cancels FoodFest due to COVID-19, launches Campaign for Hope as alternative
The Patriot Ledger, June 4, 2020

Quincy boy sends handwritten note to Father Bill’s Place along with donation
WCVB Channel 5, May 17, 2020

Milton church makes bag lunches for local shelter during COVID-19 crisis
WHDH Channel 7, May 16, 2020

FBMS CEO John Yazwinski on NPR’s “All Things Considered”
WBUR 90.9 FM, April 23, 2020

Bank of America gives boost to Brockton shelter during coronavirus crisis
The Brockton Enterprise, April 19, 2020 

Quincy hotel to serve as quarantine site
The Patriot Ledger, April 9, 2020

Brockton shelter has extra space, but still faces challenges
The Brockton Enterprise, April 9, 2020

Brockton builds tents to shelter homeless
WBZ Radio, April 3, 2020

Heated tents going up for Brockton homeless amid coronavirus pandemic
The Brockton Enterprise, March 31, 2020

Quincy YMCA to serve as secondary homeless shelter
The Patriot Ledger, March 31, 2020

John Yazwinski on AM Quincy
Quincy Access Television (QATV), March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Presents Additional Challenges For Local Homeless Population
WATD Radio, March 26, 2020

Father Bill’s & MainSpring seeks financial help amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Boston Globe, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus shutdowns leave homeless with nowhere to go
WBZ Radio, March 19, 2020

Packed Brockton homeless shelter calls for National Guard to help with coronavirus crisis
The Enterprise, March 18, 2020

Father Bill’s in Quincy copes with close quarters, loss of community meals during coronavirus crisis
The Patriot Ledger, March 18, 2020

Mass. awards $73,000 to Brockton nonprofit, $10 million total for workforce training
The Enterprise, February 14, 2020

Eastern Nazarene College play tells story of Quincy’s homeless
The Patriot Ledger, February 13, 2020

Overwhelmed Mass. homeless shelters call for new vision, funding from state
WBUR 90.9 FM February 7, 2020


Father Bill’s case manager wins statewide award
The Patriot Ledger, December 17, 2019

Working at Father Bill’s & MainSpring helps Brockton Army vet heal
The Enterprise, December 16, 2019

Gratitude comes full circle at Father Bill’s Thanksgiving meal
The Patriot Ledger, November 29, 2019

‘A touch of home’ at Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s Thanksgiving dinner in Brockton
The Enterprise, November 29, 2019

30-year Quincy volunteer: “It truly is my favorite day of the year”
The Patriot Ledger, November 28, 2019

When feeding city’s homeless on Thanksgiving, a little goes a long way
The Patriot Ledger, November 27, 2019

Quincy-area residents in need to receive Thanksgiving meals
The Boston Globe, November 20, 2019

Plymouth Overnights of Hospitality program set to open for 16th season
Old Colony Memorial, November 16, 2019

Homeless veteran find sobriety, fresh start in Quincy shelter, Brockton housing
The Enterprise & The Patriot Ledger, November 11, 2019

Work starts in Randolph on apartments for homeless Veterans
The Boston Globe, October 8, 2019

Stoughton shelter sees huge renovation thanks to volunteers
The Enterprise, October 5, 2019

Randolph digs in to help homeless Veterans
Randolph Herald, October 4, 2019

Wake-Up Call: Randolph Home for Veterans
WCVB Channel 5, October 4, 2019

Randolph: Groundbreaking held on housing for homeless Veterans
WATD 95.9 FM, October 4, 2019

Mass Governor joins groundbreaking for Randolph home for Veterans
The Patriot Ledger & The Brockton Enterprise, October 3, 2019

Newsmaker: John Yazwinski, advocate on a mission to end homelessness
The Patriot Ledger, September 20, 2019

Father Bill’s & MainSpring raises more than $350,000 at 25th FoodFest
The Hingham Anchor, August 1, 2019

Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s 25th FoodFest held in Hingham
WATD 95.9 FM, July 31, 2019

Father Bill’s & MainSpring hosts 25th FoodFest
The Patriot Ledger, July 31, 2019

Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s FoodFest returns to Hingham Shipyard
The Hingham Anchor, July 16, 2019

Father Bill’s to honor Burke family at FoodFest
The Patriot Ledger, July 11, 2019

Group targets homelessness by preventing evictions
The Patriot Ledger, June 26, 2019

Providing eviction relief, program aims to stem Brockton homelessness
The Enterprise, June 26, 2019

John Yazwinski on AM Quincy with Joe Catalano
QATV, June 25, 2019

Plans proceed for veterans housing in Randolph
The Randolph Herald, June 4, 2019

Harvard Kennedy School students volunteer at Sheila McIntyre House in Quincy
The Quincy Sun, May 23, 2019

State announces funding to support FBMS veterans home in Randolph
The Patriot Ledger, May 9, 2019

Career fair brings jobs to people who have experienced homelessness
The Patriot Ledger, May 1, 2019

FBMS Service Director on The Harborview
Harbor Media, April 14, 2019

Interview with leaders from Coalition for Homeless Individuals
OA on Air Podcast, March 29, 2019

The Patriot Ledger’s Special Report on the rise in homelessness on the South Shore
PART 1: Emergency shelter in Quincy sees spike in guest totals (March 2, 2019)
PART 2: More families and elders have no place to call home
(March 4, 2019)
PART 3: Quincy’s luxury housing boom leaves many behind (March 5, 2019)

FBMS receives state grant to help end young adult homelessness
The Daily Free Press (Boston University), February 6, 2019

Baker-Polito administration awards grant to FBMS to help end young adult homelessness
Cape & Plymouth Business, February 1, 2019

Brockton apartments give new hope to formerly homeless
The Boston Globe, January 16, 2019

CEO John Yazwinski discusses the mission to end homelessness
CatholicTV, January 15, 2019

Veterans struggling with homelessness
Lowell Sun, January 1, 2019


Homeless for the holidays: Local shelter, region overwhelmed
The Enterprise, December 20, 2018

Local shelters see spike in homelessness
The Patriot Ledger, December 20, 2018

Father Bill’s gives everyone a chance to do some holiday shopping
The Patriot Ledger, December 20, 2018

Number of homeless people in MA is up 14 percent
The Boston Globe, December 19, 2018

FBMS President & CEO John Yazwinski: No time to be on the street
The Patriot Ledger, December 18, 2018

Vietnam War vet experiencing homelessness gets assist from FBMS
Faces of HUD, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, December 13, 2018

Air Force veteran gets Helping Hands to lift himself out of homelessness
The Enterprise, December 13, 2018

Plymouth Overnights of Hospitality opens for those in need of shelter
Old Colony Memorial, November 24, 2018

Quincy Thanksgiving dinner puts needy “in the center”
The Patriot Ledger, November 23, 2018

FBMS gets $25K grant to connect homeless individuals with job skills
The Patriot Ledger, Friday, November 16, 2018

Veterans helped by FBMS interviewed on “This is New England”
NBC10 Boston, Sunday, November 11, 2018

Brockton celebrates new housing for formerly homeless veterans
The Enterprise, Friday, October 26, 2018

FBMS opens new housing to help end homelessness
WBUR 90.9 FM, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Veterans housing facility in Weymouth serves as model for state
The Patriot Ledger, October 13, 2018

FBMS celebrates completion of renovations at MainSpring House
The Boston Globe, September 19, 2018

Father Bill’s & MainSpring receives $10,000 grant
WATD 95.9 FM, August 13, 2018

Family cookout in Brockton features special guests
The Enterprise, August 11, 2018

Brockton-based charity receives grant to help homeless moms
The Enterprise, August 10, 2018

Father Bill’s & MainSpring event raises more than $335K
MassNonprofit News, August, 8, 2018

FBMS holds 24th annual FoodFest
The Patriot Ledger, August 1, 2018

A Better Place: Mandela fellows visit FBMS properties
Bridgewater State University News Feature, July 30, 2018

FoodFest returns to support Father Bill’s & MainSpring
The Patriot Ledger, July 22, 2018

Conway charity golf raises over $15,000 for the homeless, July 3, 2018

Brockton nonprofit erects another building for homeless veterans
The Enterprise, June 26, 2018

Inaugural Run for Love 5K to honor Brockton dad, raise money for FBMS
The Enterprise, June 22, 2018

How to Solve Homelessness
CommonWealth Magazine, June 15, 2018

PHOTOS: 2nd-graders donate 1,332 lunches to Brockton shelter
The Enterprise, May 30, 2018

In East Bridgewater, students are hungry to help homeless
The Enterprise, May 18, 2018

24th annual FoodFest returning to Hingham shipyard
The Patriot Ledger, May 12, 2018

Harvard students volunteer at Quincy home for vets
The Quincy Sun, May 10, 2018

Braintree salon offers haircuts for homeless residents
The Patriot Ledger, April 20, 2018

FBMS part of Quincy’s Community Development Week
The Patriot Ledger, March 29, 2018

South Shore non-profit hires new Chief Development Officer
The Patriot Ledger, March 15, 2018

Former NHL star visits Brockton shelter to share message of hope
WATD 95.9 FM, February 27, 2018

Brockton homeless advocate reacts to level federal funding
The Enterprise, January 12, 2018

Bitter cold pushing shelters beyond capacity
WBUR 90.9 FM, January 3, 2018

Video Gallery

COVID-19 and the Road Ahead




Jennessa & Family


Tribute to FBMS Frontline Staff



Briany & Britney

FBMS Through The Years

25th annual FoodFest

Workforce Development

Serving Our Young Adults

Serving Our Neighbors With Physical Disabilities

Serving Our Elders

John Yazwinski: Holistic Approach to Ending Homelessness

April Connolly: More than Shelter

Montello Welcome Home Again Move-in (Part 1)

Montello Welcome Home Again Move-In (Part 2)

Harbor Media Coverage of FoodFest

Bringing Hope to Veterans

Helping Veterans (National Community Development Week)

Tim's Story

WorkExpress & FoodWorks

Building a Legacy through WorkReady Family

Jennifer talks WorkExpress

April Connolly: What Brings Us To Work

HCAM's FoodFest 2017 coverage

Housing Resource Center (Shown at FoodFest 2017)

String Quartet at Father Bill’s Place

John Yazwinski – How We Started

A ‘Thank You’ to FBMS Volunteers 2017

Rob Hale at Quincy Chamber of Commerce

John Yazwinski on Brockton Community Access TV

Finding a Home at Jack’s Place & Patti’s House (Part 1

Finding a Home at Jack’s Place & Patti’s House (Part 2)

Finding a Home at Jack’s Place & Patti’s House (Part 3)

Evelyn House Playground

Debora & Veronica’s Story

Rory’s Story

Tory’s Story

Mike’s Story

Joao’s Story

Erika’s Story

Helping People on the Road to Self-Sufficiency

Douglas’ Story

Sheila’s Story

FoodFest 2013 Montage

FBMS Volunteer Photo Montage

Media Requests

If you’re a reporter or a member of the media working on a story about homelessness, affordable-housing solutions, or public policy related to these issues, you’ll want to speak with Father Bill’s & MainSpring President & CEO John Yazwinski. To schedule an interview with John, please contact Director of Community Relations Patrick Ronan via phone (office: 508-427-6448 x2289; cell: 508-649-4589) or email (