Marissa Speranza is the program director at Centerboard who assisted with distributing grant money to assist with rent for families in need. (Spenser Hasak)
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Centerboard in Lynn receives $15,000 grant

LYNN-- Centerboard, a nonprofit human services organization, has received a $15,000 grant from the Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals to assist families and individuals with their rent through their HOPE initiative. 

The HOPE initiative uses grant money, mostly from the Mass. Office of Victim Assistance, to provide rental assistance to families on the North Shore who have been impacted by COVID or who’s head of household has, at any point, been a victim of a crime, according to Centerboard’s program director Marissa Speranza. 

“The majority of our heads of households were women, a lot of percentage women of color head of households, and most commonly had at some point experienced domestic violence,” Speranza said. 

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