Community Collaborative for Change


Program Overview


The National Center on Family Homelessness is creating the Community Collaborative for Change, a network of community and faith-based organizations in Boston's "inner core region"** that serve individuals and/or families who are homeless or at-risk of experiencing homelessness.

Agencies will be selected to participate in the Community Collaborative for Change by demonstrating a strong commitment to building their capacity to improve the outcomes for their clients, their agencies and their communities.

The benefits to participation in the Community Collaborative for Change include:

  • Identification of and assistance in achieving agency-specific capacity-building needs, through individualized and group training and technical assistance.

  • Participation in peer interaction activities that will encourage cross-site learning and support.

  • A capacity-building grant of $15,000 - $20,000.

**Boston's Inner Core Region includes Arlington, Belmont, Boston (all neighborhoods), Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown and Winthrop.


Final Report
CCC Grantee Management Resources

Community Resources


The National Center on Family Homelessness is excited to announce the grantees in the Community Collaborative for Change network.

  • Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring (Boston, MA)

  • Birthday Wishes (Newton, MA)

  • Community Day Center of Waltham (Waltham, MA)

  • COMPASS for Kids (Lexington, MA)

  • DOVE, Inc. (Quincy, MA)

  • Emmanuel Gospel Center (Boston, MA)

  • Heading Home (Cambridge, MA)

  • Homes for Families (Boston, MA)

  • Housing Families (Malden, MA)

  • On the Rise (Cambridge, MA)