COVID-19 Update

Learn more about our response to COVID-19 below:

  • We remain open for our families but are unable to accept new families to our residential shelters at this time due to infection prevention and safety measures.
  • The pandemic has impacted over one-third of our workforce requiring them to be on 14-day self quarantine.
  • We are providing three meals per day, seven days a week,  to 210 shelter residents plus employees, tripling our food budget.
  • Our essential employees remain onsite caring for our families. Leadership has adopted a staggered schedule to continue supporting our essential direct care staff in this time of need.
  • In partnership with Corcoran Management, we have implemented cleaning protocols to be completed every 4-6 hours in order to keep our employees and families safe.
  • Our residential programs have adopted virtual support systems to assist our families offsite with clinical support, case management, and searches for permanent housing.
  • Our need for personal protective equipment continues to grow as equipment is on backorder, while we provide what we have onsite to our 210 residents and 115 employees.
  • Our education and employment programs  have pivoted their offerings virtual, continuing to provide workforce development, adult education, and peer-to-peer communication of COVID-19 prevention and self-care to 100+ women and teen youth across Boston.
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