Dorchester Phoenix Families

Program

Overview

Located in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the largest and most diverse neighborhood in Greater Boston, this family program provides a safe, clean, and supportive environment to eligible families whose homelessness could not be prevented. Phoenix Families provides temporary shelter to twenty-two women and their children, from newborn to 18 years of age. With two locations, on Jones Avenue and Woodrow Avenue, Phoenix Families is a warm and welcoming haven for vulnerable mothers and children.

The program’s goal is to reduce housing instability by providing temporary emergency shelter, aiding families in identifying and securing permanent housing, and providing stabilizing services to empower families to remain in safe, affordable housing.

Phoenix Families strives to ensure that housing instability is infrequent, short-term, and non-recurring.

Program

Description

Phoenix Families’ 24-hour on-site staff provides case management, housing search assistance, and life-skills development training. Residents enjoy a family-like atmosphere in which they have access to support, information, new friendships, and personal growth.

Phoenix Families upholds the “Housing First” model and believes that families are best served and can best address their needs when they are in their own sustainable housing.

Phoenix Families is funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). All referrals come directly from DHCD.

Insurances Accepted/ Payment Options

N/A

How to Access Care

Phoenix Families is funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). All referrals come directly from DHCD.

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