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One Washington Mall
Third Floor
United States

About Us


EMPath transforms lives by helping people move out of poverty and provides other institutions with the tools to systematically do the same.

OUR REPUTATION •More than 300 years of combined service and support on behalf of low-income and at-risk women and their families. •The Commonwealth's largest provider of transitional housing for homeless mothers and children; the first transitional home for domestic violence survivors in New England •Offers the opportunity for individuals to complete their education or receive further training, encouraging them to become economically independent.

OUR SERVICES •Housing: Emergency and transitional housing; permanent housing search and placement •Education: Alternative high school; GED; college/career counseling •Workforce Development: Technology training; job-readiness; professional mentoring •Family Support Services: Parenting education; health and wellness; early literacy •Research and Advocacy: Designing innovative programming based on research; using our knowledge to inform public policy and achieve social change

OUR IMPACT Each year: •2,000+ individuals touched by our services •350+ homeless families residing in our housing programs •300 students enrolled in our education and training programs •1,500 families with children receiving early education, family support skills and parenting education

OUR LOCATIONS •Administrative: One Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108 •Programming: Ten Perthshire Road, Boston 02135; additional sites in Allston, Brookline, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury

OUR OPERATIONS •125 employees •$10 million annual budget; 70% government, 30% private

Over the past decade, our organization has established itself as a proven poverty disruptor, helping thousands of low-income families in Boston cross the economic divide. Our approach is considered best practice, with organizations such as the World Bank and the state of California seeking to adopt our model. We have built a scalable system of transformation that starts with empathy and ends with participants being equipped to cross the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®. Through our partnerships with 50 organizations and four states, we are poised to impact a quarter of a million lives.

As our work grew, it became clear to our Board and our team that we needed a new identity that better reflects our transformative impact, our methodical approaches, and how we always center our work around individuals and their families.

We leave behind the Crittenton Women's Union name, but not the legacy of helping women and families. The new name brings forth an expanded commitment to all of our relationships- old and new. 

For more information, please visit www.empathways.org

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