Housing Families Receives $10,000 Grant from Wells Fargo
Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that strives to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, announced today it was awarded a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Funding from Wells Fargo will help provide homeless, formerly homeless, and housing insecure children with therapeutic and educational services so they may heal from past trauma and experience lifelong success.
Through its charitable giving programs, Wells Fargo embraces its responsibility to be a leading corporate citizen and the opportunity to create more resilient, sustainable communities through its operations and actions. Wells Fargo focuses its giving on community development, health and human services and educational programs that create lasting change and address the challenges facing the cities and towns where its customers and team members live and work.
Since 1996, the Housing Families after-school academic and therapeutic services – known as the Great Youth and Families Program - has provided therapeutic, trauma-informed services that are essential to children's long-term success. GYFP serves homeless and vulnerable children now sheltered or living in Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Malden, Medford, and Revere, but they come from all over Massachusetts. The program tailors its approach to each child’s unique circumstances and history of trauma and families receive compassionate services in a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. Ed Cameron, CEO of Housing Families, said, “We are so appreciative of this support from Wells Fargo. It will really make a difference in the lives of these kids.”
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of support in Massachusetts and we have personal connections to the people in our communities – many of whom we proudly call our customers,” said Briana Curran, vice president, Community Relations and Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo. “Housing Families provides critical services to Malden youth, serving as a positive outlet for our city’s young adults, who are in an important stage of development, to learn, thrive and become successful adults.”