Heading Home’s Up & Out Program

Current Up & Outs:

Heading Home has been working to end homelessness in Greater Boston for 40 years. We provide thousands of homeless families with housing and the tools needed to thrive in the long term: employment coaching, financial education and life skills. This housing-plus-services model works with 90%+ remaining housed a year later. To learn more, please view our overview video below.

Our Up & Out Program offers a hands-on way to make a meaningful impact on a homeless family’s life. Up & Out pairs volunteers with local homeless families moving from shelter into permanent housing. Through monies raised, donations of new and gently used housewares and furniture, volunteers outfit and decorate a family’s new home. The half-day experience ends with welcoming the family home for the first time