Our Pillars

Family Stability

Many people in our community work, sometimes several jobs, while still struggling to put food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, and pay for necessities such as transportation and childcare. Safe, financially stable families are crucial to the success of this community – especially its children. Adult education, job training opportunities, and financial literacy training are all pathways that allow people to move from poverty-level jobs to family-sustaining careers with a livable wage.

  • Our Work

    • $4 million returned to 2,231 working families through the Earned Income Tax Credit program.
    • 770 households received fuel assistance to keep their heat on during the winter months.
    • 7,138 calls to 211, our 24/7 non-emergency helpline that provides resources for families in crisis.

Partners in Family Stability Services

  • Ascentria
    • Services for New Americans Employment and Education
    • Adult Education and Workforce Development for New Americans
  • Building Futures
    • A Better Life
  • Central Massachusetts Housing Authority
    • Housing and Income Stabilization


For a full list of all programs we fund, and for a descriptions of these programs, click here.