NATICK – – Family Promise Metrowest, a Natick-based nonprofit that offers a community response to family homelessness, announced today that it has received a $3,000 grant for housing subsidies for families who are in our SAIL (Sustaining Achievements for Independent Living Program) program.
The SAIL program supports families transitioning out of shelter into permanent housing by providing resources that assist them in establishing long-term stability and independence. This grant is part of the Club’s generous commitment to supporting Family Promise Metrowest not only with funding, but also by volunteering for the organization throughout the year.
“Thank you to all the members of the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for this funding for our SAIL program, which will help subsidize rent for families moving back into the community. We are so grateful for your organization’s ongoing support of our mission as a Community Partner since 2012, both through your generous donations and your volunteerism,” said Susan Crossley, Executive Director, Family Promise Metrowest.
The WHJWC is a volunteer organization founded in 1950 dedicated to community service. Its fundraisers, the Wellesley Marketplace Craft Festival, Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour, and the 5K Wonder Run and Kids Fun Run, provide scholarships for Wellesley students and support many area charitable organizations.
Founded in 2008 to provide shelter for families facing homelessness, Family Promise Metrowest’s mission is to “transform the lives of families with children who are homeless by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support.” Over the years FPM has grown to encompass transitional programming, homelessness prevention, and shelter diversion services, in addition to employment and education support. Their unique approach brings together a community of 50 congregations of diverse faiths and 3,000 trained volunteers to provide meals, companionship, and overnight housing, while case managers work individually with motivated families to work toward long-term sustainability.