30th Anniversary


On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 we celebrated our 30th anniversary of housing homeless families in Metro Boston

Where we honored our founder Reverend Dr. LeRoy Attles formerly of Saint Paul AME Church

at the historic Cambridge MultiCultural Arts Center

We had live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, dancing and more to help us 
celebrate the long support of our fantastic neighbors and friends, the beautiful strength of our diversity, the journey of our families and the many miles we still have to travel until we satisfy our vision: that every family has a home.

Check out some of our pictures on Facebook.

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Anonymous | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Leonard, Mulherin & GreeneGalluccio & Watson, LLP | The James K. Spriggs Foundation | CARU Associates | Middle East Restaurant, Inc. | Omega Psi Phi | The Schechter Foundation


Contact Director of Development Krystle Kelly for more information at 617-491-5752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 Annual Report

Check out our 2017 Annual Report to learn more about our organization, programs, family homelessness in Massachusetts and how we advocate for them, and the organizations and people who partner with us and support us in our mission.

In-Kind Donations


Thank you for considering Hildebrand when choosing to make a donation.

We gladly accept the following items:

  • New Backpacks and School Supplies
  • New Baby, Kids and Teen Clothing (All Sizes)
  • Gift Cards for Back-To-School Clothing or Home Goods (Some Low Cost Stores are Target, H&M, Primark, Old Navy)
  • New Pots and Pans, Dishes/Silverware, LED Lightbulbs, Batteries (all sizes)
  • New Home Cleaning Supplies
  • New Personal Hygiene Products (Soap, Deodorant, Cologne/Perfume, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Makeup, Hair Products, etc.)
  • New Diapers and Unopened Baby Formula, Bottles, Wipes, Desitin, etc.
  • New Bedding and Towels, Shower Curtains, Blankets, Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener
  • New and Gently Used Coats, Hats & Gloves (all sizes)
  • New Moving Supplies such as Boxes, Tape, Garbage Bags, Re-Usable Grocery Bags, Holiday Wrapping Paper
  • Transportation Vouchers (Buses, Taxis, Trains, Uber/Lyft)
  • Passes to Museums, Cultural and Sporting Events
  • Canned and Non-Perishable (Unopened) Food
You can purchase most of these items through our Amazon Wish List! We always have a need for gift cards, especially to locations like H&M, Primark, Old Navy, Ikea, Target, Home Depot, and grocery store chains.

Unfortunately, due to very limited storage space we are unable to accept:
  • Furniture
  • Adult Clothing
If you are able to make a product donation, please download this in-kind donation form so that we may acknowledge your gift and thank you. Please be sure to provide an estimated value for the donation for tax purposes. All donations may be delivered to our main office at 614 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Please consider donating goods to our other charitable partners doing great work:
Clothing               Cradles to Crayons                                        617-779-4700
Furniture             Mass Coalition for the Homeless                781-595-7570 x13
Furniture             Mission of Deeds                                           781-944-9797
Furniture             My Brother’s Keeper                                     508-238-7512
Furniture             Heading Home                                               617-864-8140
Furniture             Furnishing Hope                                            857-229-7528

Are you considering a bequest or planned giving? Let’s schedule a meeting and discuss how to match your gift with the area of programming that best suits your interests.

If you have questions about a donation or require more assistance, please contact Director of Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 617-491-5752 x146.

Thank you for making a difference for homeless families!

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization helping homeless families. Gifts made to Hildebrand are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 04-3014834.

Please join us and bring a guest as we thank the donors and volunteers that support Hildebrand families!

Enjoy some appetizers and drinks, hear from CEO and a formerly homeless family, and meet Board members and dedicated staff.

At our administrative office, in Central Square, located at:
Third Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

To the left of the Dunkin' Donuts! steps away from the Redline! Parking is available in the garage behind the building at 260 Green Street.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
You're welcome to just come and stop by or stay for the entire time!

This is a free event hosted by Hildebrand to enable us to meet the friends and neighbors of our shared community and thank them (and you!) for their commitment to our services. Come learn about family homelessness and how you can make a difference for a family in need. Or just enjoy a night with friends and neighbors.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 10th to Krystle Kelly, Director of Development, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call the office at (617) 491-5752, x146. All are welcome!

Beer generously donated by:
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Facilities Manager



The Facilities Department Manager will join one of the largest shelter providers to homeless families in Metro-Boston. Hildebrand is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves 300 homeless families each year. The organization helps families transition to self-sufficiency through the provision of emergency shelter, transitional support and stabilization, housing search, advocacy, and case management. Hildebrand operates over 126 units of emergency shelter via scattered sites and congregate living programs in several communities throughout the region; and operates two permanent housing buildings in Boston and Cambridge. The Facilities Department Manager will be a member of a team in an organization of 70 employees with a $6.2 million operating budget.

Management oversight of the janitorial, landscaping and maintenance services performed by the Facilities Technician team. This is a working manager position providing in-field support, supervision, and project planning, including training of staff when required.


The Facilities Department Manager is responsible for the care and upkeep of Hildebrand's properies (both leased and wholly owned). The position requires the employee to perform the actual tasks as outlined in this job description, and as needed, oversee other persons and/or tradespersons hired by Hildebrand to perform maintenance related jobs in the absence of the Director or while in the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
  • In concert with Administrative Coordinator organize and plan Facilities Team work load for maximum efficiency and expediency.
  • Effectively communicate daily/weekly action plans with maintenance staff to assure completion of assigned tasks within specified time frames and allocated resources.
  • Manage supply inventory to budget, allocate supplies to congregate houses and educate house staff on ways to properly manage resources.
  • Conduct safety & security inspections including reporting results to Director of Operations with follow up as directed to ensure that all noted deficiencies have been corrected.
  • Work with Director of Operations to continually improve all maintenance systems and programs for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, and to create additional ones as needed.
  • Manage tool, furniture, supply kit and consumable supplies to agency standards and budget
  • Prepare written reports as directed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.
Routine Property Maintenance
  • Provide general routine maintenance tasks and ensure consistently high quality of work of maintenance staff, as appropriate, including: painting; repairing holes in walls; installation of door locks; repair/replacing broken windows including glazing of new panes; installing light bulbs; unclogging drains; repairing or replacing a toilet, sink, faucet, or torn screen; installing window shades; removal of debris; yard work; grass cutting, general grounds keeping; caulking; installing dry wall to finish.
  • Perform snow removal services at all owned and some leased properties as needed and per agency specifications. Includes work by snow blower hand shoveling, salting
  • Maintenance of company van, including routine service appointments.
  • Perform any other task that is necessary to maintain the property in a safe, workable and “cared for” condition.
Routine Janitorial Tasks:
  • Perform daily “main” office cleaning to specifications outlined.
  • Perform heavy household cleaning jobs such as floor and wall washing, emptying the daily trash, cleaning out the cellar, ordering janitorial supplies, refilling toilet tissue, paper towel dispensers.
  • Perform any other task that is required to keep the property clean and orderly.
Routine Program Tasks:
  • Move furnishings from one room/unit to another to prepare for an incoming family.
  • Pick up donations from various community, governmental organization or business.
  • Assist other agency programs with facility maintenance and repair tasks as assigned.
  • Assist staff in providing security for the property or program as required.
  • Perform any other task necessary to support the program goals.
Additional Duties:
  • Maintain accurate and timely inventories of all furniture & consumable materials.
  • Maintain an inventory of all work tools, materials and donations kept on the premises as directed.
  • Responsible for on call and emergencies after hours and weekends as necessary.
Hildebrand has basic job skills and work ethic standards that are required of all employees. The following is a summary of the additional skills needed for the specific job title above:
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience of janitorial/landscaping, property maintenance crews and/or building trade’s teams.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and electrical repair with a skill level proficient to perform basic home repairs not requiring a licensed tradesman.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to ambulate unassisted and lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Massachusetts driver’s license and ability to drive up to a 27’ box truck.
  • Must read and write English sufficient to generate and maintain reports.
  • Responsible for on call and emergencies after hours and weekends as necessary.
This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week. 
This position requires a rotating On-Call week every 3 weeks.
As with all Hildebrand staff positions, a CORI check is required.
As with all Hildebrand staff positions, there is a 90-Day evaluation period.
A competitive salary and benefits are offered with potential for annual bonus.
Job description subject to change for organizational development or personal growth purposes. 

Hildebrand is a diverse workplace, and proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



614 Massachusetts Avenue
Third Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ph: 617-491-5752
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.