Mission: Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. Project Hope provides low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services;fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader system change.
Geographic areas served: Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods in Boston, MA
Programs: The family shelter was one of the first homeless shelters for families in the state and remains a model for its respectful and empowering approach. Approximately 20 women and their children are sheltered each year. The women are assisted to secure permanent housing. The family child care business enterprise is an innovative venture that oversees a network of 20+ home-based family day care businesses. Licensed providers are assisted with their professional development and business success. Women gifted in caring for children gain the skills and support to run their own businesses. Ongoing college-level child development coursework, and business support is offered throughout the year. Adult educational services offers a basic adult education to more than 80 low-income women a year. Basic literacy, Hi-Set preparation, career advising, transition to college support, case management, leadership development, and English for speakers of other languages are among the programs offerings.