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March 4, 2014
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5th Annual Walk Away Homelessness Event Saturday, April 12, 2014!

 

Put on your walking shoes and join us on the Natick Common for a 3 mile walk around Natick! Watch for more details in your walkathon email coming this week!
Our Current Families

 

 Yusuf, Jane and their daughter Joviah (2) arrived at FPM just before Christmas. Joviah is attending daycare three days per week, Jane has a new job and Yusuf is looking for full time work as a care giver or in an administrative position.

 

 
Bility, Ed and their sons Damian (3) and Jaiden (1.5) have 
been with FPM almost 2 months.  Ed is currently working 2 jobs and will begin working towards his GED. Bility is currently working part-time. 
 
 
They are expecting their third child very soon! Thank you to all who attended their baby shower on Saturday.
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Michelle and her children Victoria (11) and Gavin (8) arrived at FPM two weeks ago. Victoria and Gavin are busy with school and Michelle is looking for 
full time employment. Michelle is a Certified Nurses Assistant and a Certified Early Education & Care (EEC) Professional. 
 
Eva, Melvin and their son Jadiel (4) have only been with FPM a few days. Melvin works full time and Eva is attending college working towards a nursing degree.
 

Kassandra, Paul and their children Aliyabeth and Paul Jr. recently moved in with family.  

 
Jesula, John and Jay continue to do well in FPM's Transitional Housing Program. Jesula will be attending MassBay Community College to receive her Central Processing Technician certification which will open up more, higher paying employment opportunities. Jesula has been a guest speaker at several congregations, sharing her story of homelessness to home stability. Thank you Jesula!

 
Eve and Jami have also begun to speak at services about FPM. Actually, Eve speaks and Jami shares his beautiful smile! 
Legislative Breakfast
A Snowy Success!
It was a cold and snowy morning and still you came.

  Thank You! 
 
Despite the weather, the feeling inside Family Promise's Day Center was warm and welcoming as we gathered to work together to address the very real issues of poverty and homelessness. 
Students from the Hunger and Homelessness Citizen Action Group at the Dover- Sherborn Middle School engaged in Legislative Breakfast
 
The breakfast was attended by NSC and FPM families, volunteers, staff and board members, and by several of our legislators.  Thank you to the following legislators who participated: Carolyn Dykema, Chris Walsh, Alice PeischTom Sannicandroand David Linsky.
  
We encourage everyone to continue the conversation with your legislators. Take a few minutes to write, call or visit to talk about solutions for closing the gap between income and housing costs in Massachusetts.
 
Make Your Voice Heard!
Dreamer Sharer Awarded to 
Judy Mongiardo

Judy Mongiardo, FPM Network Coordinator, recipient of the Dream Sharer's Award, presented Sunday, January 19 at the joint worship service of the Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church and the Historic Charles Street AME Church in celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday.

 

The Dream Sharer's Award is presented to one member of each congregation who through their lives exemplify Dr. King's passion for justice, equality and service.  Judy received this award as a founder and ongoing supporter of Family Promise Metrowest's mission to families with children.

 

Congratulations Judy on a well-deserved award!

FPM Case Managers
With the formal addition of the Transitional Housing Program to FPM's services, we have expanded our staff! 

Eliz Portal, who has been our Family Shelter Case Manager for the past year, will move into the role of Transitional Housing Case Manager. You can reach Eliz at:

We welcome our newest member of the FPM team, Bonnie Perdomo, who will take on Eliz's previous role of Family Shelter Case Manager. Bonnie can be reached at bonnie@familypromisemetrowest.org

Case management is the cornerstone of our work at FPM. Eliz and Bonnie work closely with the families to offer them support, direction, resources and motivation to stay on track during this difficult time of transition in their lives. 
Diaper Drive March 3 to14 for Family Services Coalition

The families currently sheltered in motel rooms at the Travelodge in Natick and the Monticello in Framingham are being assisted by Family Services Coalition of which FPM is a member. 

 

FPM will again be collecting diapers and wipes for these families. Size 4,5 and 6 diapers and wipes can be dropped off at FPM's Day Center at 13 Common St. Natick March 3 through March 14 anytime between 8am to 5pm daily. 

 

Thank You!

Tech Goes Home
Donates Laptops to FPM Families!
Thank you to Deb Socia, Executive Director of Tech Goes Homefor the donation of 4 Chromebook laptops for our families! The laptops will enable our families to have better access to employment and housing opportunities and provide more options for the kids and parents to do homework!
Upcoming FPM Events

 

Stop by and visit the FPM table at Taste of Metrowest, the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce's signature event on March 25, 2014 at the  

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center.

 

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 Wellesley Volunteer Fair
 
Sunday, March 16 from 2-3:30PM
at the Wellesley Public Library.
Be sure to stop by and learn more about Family Promise Metrowest!
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5th Annual Walk Away Homelessness Event Saturday, April 12, 2014!

  

The Walk is moving outdoors to Natick Center! Walk with us to end family homelessness. Walk begins and ends at Natick Common.
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  Benefit for Family Promise Metrowest

  

The Prana Center in Holliston is presenting the moving play: 

  

The Orphan Train

To benefit for Family Promise, Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. 

 

Tickets are $15 adults/$10 children. Checks payable to Family Promise Metrowest.  More information www.pranacenter.com

  

Address of Prana Center is 21 Charles St. Holliston MA 01746   

March 2-3 & 9-10, 2013

Van Drivers Needed
We are looking for a van driver for Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Position includes office coverage and driving families to work, appointments and host congregations. We are also looking for on-call drivers to fill in. Rate of pay is $9/hour. If interested please contact Beth at director@familypromisemetrowest.org or 508-318-4820. 


Staff
Carole Brodrick
Community Development Coordinator
Beth Cooper
Executive Director
Bonnie Perdomo
Family Shelter Case Manager
Eliz Portal
Transitional Housing Case Manager
Judy Mongiardo
Network Coordinator
 
Board of Directors
Mike Donoghue, Chair
Bob Murray, Treasurer
Lecia Shronce, Clerk
Kim Cohen
Kathy McGraw-Bentley
Lindsay McGuinness
Morgan Molloy
Jim Roberts
Ann L. Skipper

Rev Adam Tierney-Eliot

 

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