QUINCY − The housing resource center planned by Father Bill’s and Mainspring, the nonprofit that runs Quincy’s only homeless shelter, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the South Shore Bank Charitable Foundation.
The Yawkey Housing Resource Center in Quincy will include two new buildings. Phase 1 is a two-story, 15,700-square-foot building with a day center and an emergency homeless shelter. It is expected to be completed in late spring 2023.
Phase 2, which is expected to be completed by fall 2023, will be a four-story, 20,000-square-foot building with 30 efficiency apartments for people who have experienced homelessness.
“We are thankful to South Shore Bank for believing in our bold vision to end homelessness,” John Yazwinski, president & CEO of Father Bill’s, said in a statement. “Beyond their generous grant toward the Yawkey Housing Resource Center, South Shore Bank’s leadership and branch employees are supporting our mission on the front lines by volunteering their time to prepare and serve meals in our shelter kitchens. In many ways, South Shore Bank’s commitment to community helps provide hope to our most vulnerable neighbors.”
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The South Shore Bank Charitable Foundation supports the local community through volunteerism and donations.
“At South Shore Bank, serving the community is at our core, helping to create relationships with not only our clients, but the entire South Shore community,” CEO Jim Dunphy said in a statement. “The support we are able to provide to Father Bill’s & MainSpring is a demonstration of our belief in the important work that they are doing for our community.”
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The housing resource center model aims to transform how society helps people who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness by dedicating more staff and resources to homelessness prevention, diversion and rapid re-housing, reducing the overall reliance on overnight shelter and other costly emergency services.
The $100,000 gift from the South Shore Bank Charitable Foundation supports the nonprofit’s “A Path Home” campaign, which aims to raise $14 million to support the center.
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