Friends of Heading Home, I am delighted and honored to share some exciting news with you. As of July 1, 2022, Casa Nueva Vida’s (CNV) prior programs and staff have joined Heading Home as a division, adding 125 family households to our portfolio of emergency shelter support. With 318 households, Heading Home is now the largest family shelter provider in the State.
As you may know, Casa Nueva Vida supported primarily Spanish-speaking families in Boston and Lawrence. Due to past CEO improprieties, CNV’s mission/programs were at risk of closing. After careful consideration and legal support from Ropes & Gray, Mintz, and our incredible Board of Directors, Heading Home announced that former CNV programs would become a division of Heading Home – keeping their mission intact, families safely and stably housed, and staff employed.
Heading Home leadership has prioritized making this a smooth transition – welcoming CNV staff and clients, ensuring their work is uninterrupted and committing to retaining their cultural identity.
You, our generous supporters and advocates, have given us the fiscal strength to be able to respond at such a time of crisis – and we are so grateful to the Heading Home community for supporting our work.
We hope you will help us welcome CNV’s staff and clients into the larger Heading Home community and continue to stand tall with our clients on their journeys through and out of homelessness.
Danielle Ferrier, MBA, LICSW
Chief Executive Officer, Heading Home