Friends of Boston's Homeless
Friends of Boston's Homeless develops and funds innovative, solution-oriented programs to help homeless men, women, and their children move beyond shelter to lead independent lives.
In addition, through advocacy and education, Friends seeks to increase the public's awareness and understanding of the homeless. Friends serves to bridge the gap between public sector funding and the current needs of the homeless by providing a vehicle for individuals, businesses, foundations and charitable organizations to be a part of the solution to homelessness. Programs include basic shelter (bed, shower, food), comprehensive supportive services (health and mental health care, case management, substance abuse treatment and counseling), job training and employment services, adult education and literacy, life skills development, and transitional and permanent affordable housing.
Shelters associated are Long Island Shelter (located in Boston Harbor) and Woods Mullen Shelter in the South End.