The Night My Family Was Homeless

by Mike Keefe-Feldman It sounded simple enough: spend the night in a cardboard box and raise money for Family Promise North Shore Boston, which works with faith communities across the North Shore to provide temporary shelter and services to families experiencing...

Stuck In A Box

It’s nighttime. The grass is so cold. The dew is setting in. Cars go by and occasionally I hear the music from their stereos. My box was put together so nicely with tape and it’s still standing when others are not. My son’s is not. My neighbors’ boxes are...

Unleash the Power of Community!

   by Duncan Ballantyne Growing up in an upper-middle class neighborhood on Long Island, New York, I was blessed with the power of community. My family was part of a group of 10 families that skied, rented summer cottages, had cooperative cookouts, and went to Jones...

Day Center Gets a Makeover!

Home base for Family Promise North Shore Boston is our Day Center at 330 Rantoul Street in Beverly. Guest families receive overnight lodging at houses of worship throughout the community, but during the day (7:00 am to 5:00 pm), they have access and transportation to...

Congratulations, Yaritsa & Henry!

  This cool dude is happy to have a new home!   Henry and his mother Yaritsa are the most recent ‘graduates’ from Family Promise North Shore Boston.   We are thrilled to announce that last week, Family Promise North Shore Boston guest Yaritsa signed a...

One Family at a Time – I Believe in That

I remember the first time I heard that Family Promise North Shore Boston was opening a local program to “solve homelessness one family at a time.” One family at a time was a phrase that rang true to me. It meant we could make a small difference, time and again. I...