FRAMINGHAM – Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, has announced a $7,500 grant to the Family Promise MetroWest capital campaign for the purchase of a new day center in downtown Natick.
The building will provide for the shelter and transitional living needs of homeless families served by the organization, and will also offer program expansion opportunities.
Family Promise MetroWest is a cooperative, interfaith partnership supporting low- or moderate- income families through safe transitional shelter, meals, and supportive case management as they seek permanent housing. Eighteen local congregations provide shelters and an additional 31 congregations and community volunteers provide meals and support.
According to Executive Director Sue Crossley, professional case managers work with up to 25 families a year in setting individual goals including a comprehensive approach to employment and education and training to help families reach their highest earning potential and ensure long-term sustainability.
“The families supported by Family Promise MetroWest are committed to overcoming the challenges they are facing, and to breaking the cycle of homelessness for themselves and their children,” said Lamprey. “The new Day Center will expand and enhance the services available to them, and MutualOne is pleased to support that goal.”
The $7,500 grant to Family Promise MetroWest was among awards totaling $121,000 in the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.9 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $7,500 grant to Family Promise Metrowest are (from left) Kimberly L. Tyler, MutualOne Bank assistant vice president & assistant controller; Family Promise Metrowest Executive Director Sue Crossley; and Mobolaji Omisore, MutualOne Bank’s Natick office manager.