Today we face the challenge of caring for our community’s homeless and working poor who seek to return to self-sufficiency. Our response to this challenge is to bring together existing services under one roof, allowing for the consolidation of staff, utilities, donations and volunteers.
The 40 Prado Road project will streamline current programs at a significant cost savings over time and will combine other social service functions such as Head Start meals preparation.
The proposed facility will combine emergency shelter services and day services currently being provided at two locations – Maxine Lewis Shelter and Prado Day Center – and will also eliminate the need for overflow sheltering at local churches and synagogue. The 40 Prado Road project will streamline current programs at a significant cost savings over time. Case management is the cornerstone of this innovative center, putting individuals and families on a path that will lead to self-sufficiency. First-time clients receive individualized plans, with a focus on permanent supportive housing.
Funds raised for this project will help our community members who find themselves homeless due to poverty, job loss, emotional hardship/illness or other economically disabling conditions. 40 Prado Road will be a clean and safe haven for those in need, serving returning veterans, sober adults, single mothers, children, the elderly and people with mental illness.