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.”