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Hearth, Inc.

The Anna Bissonnette House has 40 units of housing for elders, and is currently undergoing 2+ weeks of elevator maintenance.

We are looking for volunteer(s) who can be potentially called upon to do light grocery shopping and delivery for elders. This would require the ability to climb up to 4 flights of stairs with groceries and drop-off to the elder(s)' door.

Some runs might be to Walgreens across the street or to larger grocery stores.

The frequency and length of time will vary, but can be worked with your schedule including evening and early morning hours.

Please note that due to current guidelines, all volunteers must wear masks while in our buildings and must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. We will require a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. *If you are unable or unwilling to do both of these things, for any reason, including medical, we encourage you to join us in virtual volunteer opportunities until these requirements are lifted.

(If you shop in Boston, keep in mind the city of Boston does have an indoor mask mandate in place at this time).

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About Hearth, Inc.

Location:

1640 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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:

  • Housing
  • Mental Health Care
  • Health Services
  • Social Services

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
Seniors

WHEN

Fri Oct 08, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021

WHERE

1640 Washington St.Boston, MA 02118

(42.33759,-71.0748)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and provide a copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card.

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