Like many other organizations we have had to rethink how we celebrate the holidays with our elders, especially those living in Hearth Housing. Visitor restrictions are still in place and will not be lifted until 2021.
Traditionally, our elders made a wish list of items they would like gifted for the holidays. This year we are asking our volunteers to send a Visa or Master Card gift card worth $50 to be given to an elder. (You can "adopt" any number of elders). This will allow them to purchase what they need as we continue to take every precaution to keep our elders safe during the pandemic. (If you cannot commit to the $50 level, please respond to this post and mention you would like to know other ways to give back).
This is a great way for individuals, families, and corporate groups to get involved with Hearth and to make a lasting difference in the lives of our elders during the holidays!
Gift cards can be mailed to (or dropped off) to: Hearth, Inc. ATTN: Maura Murphy 1640 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118
Cards are encouraged to be combined, however for privacy reasons, we cannot give out names of our elders.
Hearth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly. This mission is accomplished through a unique blend of prevention, placement, and housing programs all designed to help elders find and succeed in homes of their own. To this end, all housing operated by Hearth provides a creative array of supportive services that assist residents to age with dignity, regardless of their special medical, mental health, or social needs. Hearth believes these goals are best accomplished through respect for elders and staff, with the desire to see both achieve their highest degree of potential.
Hearth, Inc. operates 174 units of permanent housing for formerly homeless elders at six residential sites throughout Greater Boston. The essence of Hearth's Housing Model is the integration of interdisciplinary services at each residence:
Mental Health Care
The Outreach Program works with over 325 elders each year, helping them find and succeed in homes of their own.
Hearth's National Initiative focus on raising awareness about the crisis of elder homelessness and promoting Hearth's Housing Model and Outreach Program as the solution.
Homeless & Housing
Tue Nov 17, 2020 - Wed Dec 16, 2020
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.