MALDEN – Housing Families Inc. (HFI), knows it can count on city residents to support Housing Families’ mission to end family homelessness.
Ed Cameron, CEO of the Malden-based Housing Families Inc., said local events, including the July 23 field day on Lincoln Commons that brought area residents out in support of the organization, continue to help Housing Families Inc. to combat homelessness and disenfranchisement by providing temporary shelter and affordable housing options to more than 3,600 homeless and at-risk families in the greater Boston area.
“Housing Families is overwhelmed by the support and kindness offered by the Malden community and all of our volunteers, as a result of these efforts HFI will continue supporting families in need throughout greater Boston,” said Cameron.
Housing Families worked with the HFI Young Professional Advisory Council to host the field day with special appearances by Mayor Gary Christenson, School Committee member Catherine Bordonaro and the Malden Fire Department.
Firefighters rolled up in a department truck to offer a fun interactive experience for children.
HFI joins forces on its projects with BOND , a full-service construction management and general contracting company, and Nickerson, a full-service marketing and communications agency specializing in real estate. Income Tax Plus, a Massachusetts-based financial service company, also provides support.
Active in the area for 30 years, HFI has established several initiatives.
Housing Families was founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness among families in Greater Boston. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest providers of family shelter in Massachusetts.
Housing Families’ central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own home, and to prevent any recurrence of homelessness.
To learn more about Housing Families, visit www.housingfamilies.org