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The Schrafft Center, 529 Main St #100, Charlestown, MA 02129
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Our missionHeading Home’s mission is to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home, together with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.

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Makeover a Kitchen

Deep clean one of our shared shelter kitchens and introduce fresh, new kitchen tools.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Outdoor Cleanup

Our Heading Home facilities team is dedicated to helping our clients stay comfortable in their temporary or permanent homes. Help plant flowers, build a raised garden bed, or help us rake and decorate.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10), Groups (10+)
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Transform a House

Shop for and furnish a client's new home, then welcome them at the end of the day and hand over their keys - the moment their homelessness ends.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Groups (10+), Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Host a Party

Host a part at one of our family shelters. The host will provide snacks, dinner, dessert, activities, and small goodie bags for the children living in the shelter (about 10 children).
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Groups (2-10), Families
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Evenings

Serve a Meal

Heading Home has an emergency shelter in Cambridge that offers breakfast and dinner to 21 individuals daily. Our shelter for individual clients is the only program where meals are provided on a daily basis.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you helpHeading Home relies on the dedication and support of our community and corporate volunteers from the Greater Boston area to help our clients feel at home, while we focus our resources on helping them build a brighter future.
About usHeading Home provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing, and support services, to low-income homeless and formerly homeless families and individuals. As our name reflects, we believe that a stable home provides the optimal foundation to get back on track; our programs focus heavily on assessment, engagement, individual goal-setting and securing permanent housing for our clients as quickly as possible.
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