Heading Home is Boston’s leading provider of housing and support services for families with children and individuals – a champion of innovative solutions that move people out of homelessness.
Safe, reliable housing means more to our clients than just having a home. It is the foundation allowing them to thrive and lead happy and productive lives.
While homelessness can be invisible, it is the epicenter of our clients’ lives. Loss of a job or illness can quickly force people into homelessness. Trauma experience is often part of our clients’ lives, contributing to their instability and homelessness.
Heading Home provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services to homeless and formerly homeless families and individuals in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere and Somerville. Our supportive services alongside housing helps clients create futures without homelessness. On any given night, our clients include 480+ households living stably with our support in Boston neighborhoods, as well as Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere, and Somerville.
We emphasize permanent housing attainment and retention because success is most achievable within a permanent home. Research shows that providing housing alongside supportive services is much more effective than just providing one or the other.