Our Mission & Vision

For four decades, Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, has been a leading innovator of ending homelessness. Our mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. We help people who are struggling with homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, achieve self-sufficiency.

As an agency, we are always researching best practices, evaluating our own performance, and striving to reduce the need for costly emergency shelter. Recently, we implemented a new service delivery model that realigned our staff into regional departments and around a coordinated entry system, ensuring that everyone who comes to our doors can more rapidly address their housing crisis.

If you are facing a housing crisis, click here to find out how FBMS can help. Our agency is the lead administrator of the South Shore Continuum of Care (CoC), which is a regional planning body that provides a coordinated response to homelessness. Click here to visit the South Shore CoC website to find out the resources available in our region and which agency can best assist you.

Click here to learn more about our properties.
And click here to meet some of the inspiring people assisted by FBMS.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Father Bill’s & MainSpring strives to maintain and enhance our​ diversity and inclusivity by welcoming and empowering all staff, volunteers, participants, and agency stakeholders. Consistent with our mission we provide equal access and treat everyone ​with dignity, respect and fairness. We are committed to ​supporting opportunities for growth through learning and by ​providing forums that strengthen our diverse and inclusive ​environment.