Heading Home’s Winter Newsletter

Heading Home’s Winter Newsletter

Phenomenal Women: She4She 2021

Hundreds of women (and some men!) from across the country tuned in to She4She 2021 to hear a vibrant conversation between four leading women on life’s challenges and finding their purpose. We followed Dugana’s journey as she grew up navigating difficult situations and found herself on Heading Home’s doorstep, pregnant and alone. Dugana’s optimism, perseverance, and courage inspired us all. Enjoy her full story here.


Continued Collaboration this International Women’s Day

Join us at 12 PM EST on Monday, March 8th, for a virtual volunteer celebration of International Women’s Day. Attendees will hear more about Heading Home’s work, look at the Cliff Effect’s impact on women, and participate in a #ChooseToChallenge volunteer activity that will bring inspiration to women in Heading Home shelters. Learn more and register here

It takes a village! We could not be more grateful to the community of 250+ donors and volunteers who joined us in bringing gifts of compassion, magic, and JOY to 500+ Heading Home households this year.

Phase 1 of Boston’s Vaccination Plan

As part of Phase 1 of the vaccine distribution model, Heading Home clients and staff working in congregate, communal settings are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine. As a state agency providing essential support to our city’s most vulnerable populations, we are grateful and appreciative to have the opportunity to protect the well-being of our clients and staff.

Heading Home Welcomes Leslie Cohen & Lauren O’Neil Goff to Board of Directors

We are honored to welcome two of Boston’s leading women to Heading Home’s Board of Directors. Leslie Cohen of Samuels & Associates and Lauren O’Neil Goff of JLL have been steadfast supporters of Heading Home for many years. From coordinating corporate volunteer experiences to both serving as a co-chair to the annual Housewarming event, Leslie and Lauren both bring creative solutions, expertise, and compassionate leadership to our Board.

Heading Home Partners with Amazon Smile

This holiday season, Heading Home was honored to partner with Amazon Smile to deliver smiles to families and individuals in our programs. As part of our partnership, Aly Raisman met with Heading Home’s CEO, Danielle Ferrier, to discuss how Amazon helps further our work and mission to end homelessness in Greater Boston. Watch the full interview here.

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2020 Annual Report: 159 Second Chances

Read our 2020 annual report!
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Heading Home opened a 48-women’s only overnight shelter at Bunker Hill Community College.

Learn more about this new program
BHCC Heading Home Women's Shelter