Who We Serve

HGD 2014

Heading Home serves nearly 1,600 homeless people in Greater Boston annually. Homelessness is a complex, growing societal problem and remedies are never one-size fits-all. We work with our clients to address the root causes of their homelessness by offering a supported pathway to housing, complemented by intensive support services to facilitate self-sufficiency and long-term success.

Our clients are both individuals and families spanning all ages, from infancy (and even pre-natal care) to elderly. A typical homeless family consists of a single mother in her 20s with 1-3 children; the majority of our own family program participants are young single mothers. People with disabilities are disproportionately homeless; we also provide specific services for individuals with disabilities both directly and via partnerships with housing development corporations.