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Somerville Homeless Coalition receives $2,500 grant

Posted by Marcia Dick  June 7, 2012 07:49 AM

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The following was submitted by the Somerville Homeless Coalition:

On April 5, members of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) Community Service Committee met to review 21 grant applications submitted by GBAR members requesting assistance from the Foundation. As there are many worthy organizations that need financial assistance, the committee selected 10 local, nonprofit housing and homeless assistance organizations that would most benefit from receiving a grant.

The organizations are: Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville, Rebuilding Together Boston, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn, Heading Home, Inc., Cambridge, "Our Place" Center for Homeless Children, Cambridge, Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc., Somerville, A Place to Turn, Natick, Victory Programs, Inc., Boston, Family Reach Foundation, Boston, and the Massachusetts Housing Shelter and Alliance (MHSA), Boston. Each organization receives a grant for $2,500 and each will be honored at the 2012 GBAR Awards Dinner in June.

"I was excited to recommend SHC for a grant from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors,” said Thalia Tringo, GBAR member.  “I have been a member of GBAR for years and am proud of their track record in lobbying for affordable housing and their philanthropy in the area of homelessness. As a member of the Board of Directors of SHC, I can confidently say that this organization works hard to meet the needs of both the local homeless population and those at risk of becoming homeless or returning to homelessness. This is very important work, and I am proud of SHC's track record in serving this needy population and GBAR's role in making their services possible. "

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is a nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness and hunger in the Somerville and Greater Boston areas. In 2011, SHC prevented 225 people from becoming homeless, including 86 children.

For more information on the Somerville Homeless Coalition, visit www.shcinc.org or call 617-623-6111.

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