Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland site for helping Family Promise Metrowest
Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) is a cooperative, interfaith partnership offering hope to homeless families with children. FPM provides safe transitional shelter, meals, and supportive case management as these families seek permanent housing. As a support congregation to Peace Lutheran Church and Temple Shir Tikva, ICB volunteers help the host congregations prepare for the arrival and departure arrangements of the guest families, and help at dinners for these families, by preparing and serving meals.
Understanding Family Homelessness
"There are many reasons families become homeless in the Metrowest area, but the most common root causes are the lack of affordable housing combined with low earnings. We have all seen the cost of housing increase drastically over the past few decades and while the minimum wage has increased, earnings in general have not kept up with the rising costs. As a result, Massachusetts has one of the fastest growing rates of family homelessness in the country..." READ MORE AT FPM's WEBSITE