Northern Bank & Trust Company | Heading Home

Our Friends at Northern Bank

Since 2015, our friends at Northern Bank & Trust Company have been avid champions of Heading Home clients, steadfast supporters of our organization, and over the years, you all have become our friends. When people experiencing homelessness in our programs have needed support, Northern Bank has always been there to answer the call to action. You have supported our mission and our clients because you recognize and believe that everyone deserves a home. The impact that Northern Bank & Trust Company has had on our clients, our work, and the fight to end homelessness in the Boston area is enormous; it is impossible to fully articulate the full scope of your impact. Please let this page serve as a guide to outline just some of the countless ways you have helped further our work and fulfill our mission.

Northern Bank | Heading Home Fast Facts

Up & Outs Hosted 6
Employees Volunteered With Heading Home 150+
Heading Home Awards Received Corporate Partner of the Year, 2019
Committee Involvement Northern Bank’s Michelle Arnold is a Founding She4She Committee Member; Northern Bank’s President & CEO, Jim Mawn, is a Housewarming Committee Member


  • In November of 2019, Northern Bank ended the homelessness of a family previously living in Heading Home shelters; that wasn’t all! As a beautiful surprise for the teenage son, and all who have witnessed since, Northern Bank arranged for Sony Michel to make an appearance at the Up & Out reveal. Read more about the amazing Northern Bank | Sony Michel Up & Out here and watch the moving and emotional video of the special move here.
  • As COVID-19 set in, our clients faced job loss, food insecurity, and the added demands of homeschooling their children in shelter. Team Northern recognized the needs of our community, and without hesitation, you answered the unspoken call to action. Northern Bank hosted a peer-to-peer corporate fundraising campaign in June; employees raised over $4,100, which was doubled to $8,200 as part of our May Match Campaign, to provide extra nourishment and support for families and individuals living in Heading Home shelters during the pandemic.
  • Over the summer months, Northern Bank pioneered a meal delivery program that supported both Heading Home clients living in-shelter and local restaurants that were hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern Bank purchased delicious, hot meals from favorite area restaurants and (contactless-ly!) delivered them to shelters for our clients experiencing homelessness to enjoy. Read more about this gift of compassion here.
  • It was our great honor to award Jim Mawn and Northern Bank & Trust Company as Heading Home’s Corporate Partner of the Year award in 2019. A Board member and civic-minded leader, Jim stays true to what he values, always finding ways to support those in need and modeling for others what it means to ‘lend a hand up.’ From Northern Bank’s many meaningful volunteer engagements to the success of the Taking it to the House campaign, your ongoing partnership never ceases to inspire and uplift the Heading Home community and beyond.


Northern Bank | Heading Home Videos and Stories

Northern Bank | Sony Michel Up & Out Video


7 News Coverage of Northern Bank | Sony Michel Up & Out

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Northern Bank Up & Out 2018


Erin, Heading Home Client Reacts to Northern Bank’s Food Donations in Partnership with Local Restaurants

Northern Bank’s Impact on Heading Home – in the Words of the Heading Home Community

“I feel particularly honored to celebrate Northern Bank & Trust Company’s contributions to Heading Home; they have become an integral part of our community. The breadth and depth of their involvement with Heading Home is incredible, substantially supporting clients on their fight to end homelessness in Greater Boston. On behalf of everyone at Heading Home, thank you.” – Danielle Ferrier, MBA, LICSW, Heading Home CEO


“Life was made so much easier because of your gift. Thank you endlessly” –  Erin, Heading Home client, and her son, Colton


“In these times, kindness is the most amazing gift you can bestow upon someone. Thank you for your kindness.” – Erin, Heading Home client


Thank you to all of our friends at Northern Bank & Trust Company!

We are endlessly grateful for your compassionate leadership, your steadfast support, and dedicated advocacy. Thank you for lending your hands up and standing tall with our clients as they fight to move up and out of homelessness.