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Hildebrand News

Visit our blog for insight on the state of national, statewide, and local homelessness, client success stories, new hires and staff, board, and client spotlights, and more!

Coming Home: A Client Success

Coming Home: A Client Success
In October, we hosted our first Open House at our administrative office here in Cambridge. We were fortunate enough to have a former client come and speak about his experience. Humbled by his experience Ibrahim had given a relatively short summary of his experience before going on to explain the long-lasting affects the circumstances that led him to Hildebrand continues to have on him and his family. In short, he escaped war-torn Sudan and seven years later is now a proud homeowner, here in Massachusetts. Read his story below: Ibrahim and his family escaped war-torn Sudan as political refugees in 2010....
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An increased focus on stabilization

An increased focus on stabilization
Since Shiela Y. Moore took the reigns as CEO of Hildebrand in 2013, we have continued to grow and evolve in order to better support the families we serve. Under Shiela’s leadership our shelter capacity has increased from 99 families to 126; expanding the congregate living model from 23 units to 53 within two years after witnessing its increased success. She has increased our permanent housing from 5 units to 11, and finance and property management are now all conducted in house thanks to her efforts. While we continue to make great strides, family homelessness is not going away. Last year,...
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A Message from Leadership

A Message from Leadership
Dear Friends, We are proud to share this report which reflects the outcomes of our work in FY’16. We are very appreciative of the support received from collaborators, donors, and fellow advocates in the fight to advance our vision that every family has a home. Hildebrand is an organization focused on permanent housing and stabilization, emergency shelter, and the provision of services that move families toward self-sufficiency. In FY’16, we placed 59 families into permanent housing and provided emergency shelter to 219 families. Despite the best efforts of our staff and providers across the state, families are the fastest growing segment...
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Increasing Therapeutic Play Opportunities

Increasing Therapeutic Play Opportunities
Shelter disproportionately focuses on adults and adult children ages 18 years or older. Parents are required to do 30 hours a week of job and housing search, work, school, and/or training program, and receive weekly case management where they discuss barriers to housing like credit or CORI issues, arrears, etc. as well as savings in order to help families become stabilized and, in turn, find housing. On a monthly basis, parents, adult children, and their case managers review their re-housing plans, which cover everything they need to do in order to become stabilized. These plans contain accomplishable goals that advance families...
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Welcome Our New Director of Development!

Welcome Our New Director of Development!
We’re excited to welcome Krystle Kelly to our team as the Director of Development! In this newly created position, Krystle will be engaging with our supporters, creating more volunteer opportunities, diversifying our funding through additional grant opportunities, and raising Hildebrand’s profile through community outreach. Krystle has over ten years’ experience working in Development and seven years’ experience working with families experiencing homelessness at Housing Families. “Initially, what drew me to Hildebrand was the mission to secure a home for every family. It’s a mission that has always been close to my heart and what drew me to the Development field ten...
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Cambridge, MA 02139

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F: 617-491-2385
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About Us

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. partners with families experiencing homelessness. We provide shelter, permanent housing, work readiness programs, and life skill development. We restore hope and build brighter futures.