Our Partner Organizations
Here are organizations that we have worked with and help to support. They fulfill a variety of needs such as combatting homelessness, food insecurity, domestic violence and support for children and adults with disabilities. Their missions vary from local to international.
For additional information on an organization, click the link in their description.
Andover Newton Theological School
Educates clergy and other religious leaders. It’s theological commitment is to educate for transformative involvement in society, rather than setting the church apart from society. Andover Newton has taken bold stances in the past against slavery, in favor of women’s ordination, toward full inclusion of LGBTQIA candidates for ministry and in the interest of promoting interfaith understanding.
Mission Statement: Deeply rooted in Christian faith and radically open to what God is doing now, Andover Newton at Yale Divinity School educates inspiring leaders for faith communities.
History: Founded in 1807 primarily for educating Congregational ministers. At its founding, it was the first graduate school of any kind in North America.
ASAPRSAR’S mission is to work with the neediest families in El Salvador to improve their quality of life. Their goal is to empower the poor to improve their well-being and development. They focus on rural health, youth and adolescent education programs, micro-credit groups, sustainable agriculture and a visual health program. ASAPROSAR was founded in 1986 with the vision of Dr. Vicky Guzman who grew up in El Salvador and studied Medicine in Mexico. When she returned to El Salvador she worked in remote areas where many people had never seen a doctor. She taught local individuals to be leaders that would serve as health educators in the community.
Cardinal Cushing Center’s mission is that it is a place where people of all ages and abilities can find possibility, opportunity and hope. It’s vision is to be a place that is a caring, intergenerational community where people live full and meaningful lives at home, at work, at school and at play.
They respect the strengths of each person, foster caring relationships, kindness and friendship.
They have schools that provide an environment that facilitates healthy emotional personal growth for all students with mild to severe special needs including autism, intellectual disabilities and other multiple challenges.
City Mission Society – Boston
Serves the educational, economic and social needs of impoverished Boston residents. It was founded in 1816 by the Old South Church, UCC and Park Street Church and is the oldest multi-service agency in New England. It currently serves educational, economic and social needs of impoverished residents. It has homelessness prevention programs, community engagement programs and educational opportunities.
Dianne DeVanna center
Dianne DeVanna , at 11 years of age lost her life to family violence in 1978. This was the reason for creating The Dianne DeVanna Center, which has been reaching out to children, families and communities to provide education, support and services so that children have a stable, loving and nurturing environment to live and to grow.
The Dianne DeVanna Center is devoted to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It has helped many families and children through parenting support and mentor programs. They also provide effective services for at-risk families and work to educate and provide counseling services.
DOVE stands for Domestic Violence Ended. It was established in 1978 by a group of committed volunteers and Quincy’s Commission on Women. They determined the need for assistance for battered women. They continue to meet the needs of the community through the following: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, children’s services, legal advocacy, LGBQT services, Chinese community services, and education programs.
Their mission is: Hope, healing, safety, social change. Working together to end domestic and partner violence.
Father Bill’s and Mainspring
Their Mission is to end and prevent homelessness in southern Massachusetts with emergency and permanent housing. They have a variety of shelters. Some shelters are for individual adults, others for families. They also designate a portion of their housing for veterans. They help people obtain skills, jobs, housing and services. They own more than 12 homes and lease many more and have about 600 permanent supportive housing units in Massachusetts. Two of their main shelters are Father Bill’s in Quincy and Mainspring House in Brockton
Foundation for the Children of Haiti
The work of the foundation has been focused on health, education and housing for children. The foundation made progress in each of these areas by building a pediatric hospital, a school used for primary education and a school for technical studies. Recently there were several serious setbacks in Haiti including government instability, gang violence, covid, a devastating earthquake and severe tropical storms. Even though in general life has become very hard, the Foundation for the Children of Haiti is happy that they were able to install solar panels on Hope Hospital so it could stay open when others could not. Our prayers are with them.
Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)
GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Their mission is to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts through the compassion and commitment of their supporters, staff, partners and volunteers. They take innovative and multi-pronged approaches to achieve their goals to alleviate hunger. They have made significant contributions to reducing hunger in Brockton, Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth
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Guild for Human Resources
The mission of the Guild for Human Resources is to educate, encourage and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities so they may achieve their full potential to lead high-quality lives and participate meaningfully in society. The Guild School serves 85 students from age 6 to their 22nd birthday who are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, including autism, along with concurrent mental health diagnoses and challenging behaviors. They also operate 12 residential homes in Eastern Massachusetts for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry
Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry was founded in 1991 by a group of volunteers from 10 local churches. Since then, it has been part of the Hingham community and provided a food safety net that is needed by our neighbors. We have food drives and support them in their important mission.
Interfaith Social Services (ISS)
Located in Quincy, ISS’s mission is to improve the life of South Shore families and individuals in need. They have a team of volunteers, donors and community partners that deliver client-centered programs. These programs focus on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.
They have a homelessness prevention program, HomeSafe, that helps hundreds of South Shore families from becoming homeless.
They also operate one of the largest emergency food programs in the Boston area and special programs to help children. In addition, they have The Career Closet which provides free professional attire to low-income job seekers as well as a Thrift Shop. Each year they conduct several seasonal initiatives for children such as the back to school backpack drive, help for the holidays, and Easter basket project.
Mayan Families works in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala to implement community led programs that address systemic barriers and build cultural strength and resilience for the people who live in the area. They work with the Mayan community towards long-term change in the areas of education, nutrition & health, and economic development.
Home. Health. Care.
They began providing health care on the South Shore 100 years ago. Today they offer a full continuum of care that ranges from light housekeeping after surgery to more comprehensive services if facing a life-limiting illness. Their specialties are home care services, Hospice Services, Palliative Care, Dementia Specialty program and Bereavement Services.
Pine Street Inn
Pine Street Inn’s goal is to move men and women out of homelessness as quickly as possible and to ensure their long-term stability and success. Pine Street Inn has programs designed to address many situations. They coordinate with Boston’s citywide efforts and have staff to assist the needs of individuals to find greater independence. Emergency Services are provided to people who have needs that must be addressed before they can be permanently housed. They have four shelters that have a total of 670 beds. The Women’s Inn has 120 beds and provides a safe place for women. It also has counselors and provides help with critical services. The Men’s Inn provides emergency shelter to about 365 men each night. Many guests move to one of Pine Street inn’s transitional programs.
Homelessness is a complex social problem and often there are multiple problems that need to be addressed. As a result, Pine Street Inn collaborates with the City of Boston to address challenges that are a barrier for permanent housing.
Located in Boston, Rosie’s Place provides unconditional support to poor and homeless women.
Their major programs:
- Food Programs – Since the Pandemic, Rosie’s served 170 meals each day for guests to take out or eat in. Groceries were provided to 250 women each day.
- Overnight Shelter – More than 200 women stayed in their overnight shelter. There are 20 women sheltering long term.
- Legal and Educational Programs: Legal consultations are about housing, family, immigration and benefits matters. They use Zoom classes for English, literacy and computer classes.
- Employment Advice – they help with job searches and applications, resume writing and building interview skills. Also assist with unemployment benefits and seeking work in new fields.
South Shore Habitat for Humanity
Is located in Weymouth and was founded in 1986. During that time, it has delivered 62 homes in 21 different towns. Their mission is to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. They partner with families in need of affordable housing.
Over the years they completed several projects in Hingham and in 2019 they completed a six unit condominium project in Duxbury.
They are now working with Timberline Construction to build a house in Easton.
South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center
South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center has been assisting survivors of domestic violence and their families for about 40 years. They are a program of Southeast Family Services and basic to their programs is the belief that all people have the right to live free from violence and abuse.
South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center provides free and confidential support, advocacy, prevention and educational programs.
The services include:
Children’s self-esteem support is provided to help children that have been traumatized by violence.
Housing and Economic Stabilization support which is an ongoing issue for survivors and adds to the potential for additional violence.
Safety Plans for victims to increase their awareness of risky situations.
Their mission is to provide support and skills to people
facing challenges to their financial, physical, or emotional well-being in order to help them achieve independence and self- sufficiency.
There are two locations: Hull and Weymouth. Their comprehensive, approach is designed to address all of the factors contributing to or hindering individuals’ path to independence. They have a variety of programs and services to reach people in different ways. For example, a person may come to Wellspring with a food scarcity concern but is subsequently provided additional resources such as crisis counseling, legal advocacy, or help navigating assistance programs. Wellspring acts as a catalyst, bringing community resources together to solve problems and offer community participation opportunities through volunteering.
One Great Hour of Sharing is part of a network of churches in service. The United Church of Christ joins eight other Protestant denominations and Church World Service in One Great Hour of Sharing. The OGHS offering is received on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
Church World Service (CWS) was founded in 1946 and is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. The CWS mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US.