Who We Are

For four decades, Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, has been a leading innovator in the fight to end homelessness.

We serve more than 5,000 people per year in 41 cities and towns on the South Shore and across Southern Massachusetts.

Our federal tax ID number is 22-2538039.


“When I was in the shelter, always they were very, very compassionate. … What I’m proud of is, I got a house. And that was one of my dreams.”

Bessie, former FBMS shelter guests and housing participant who went on to purchase a home of her own