Our Father's House, Inc.
More than 'just' a shelter!
Our Father's House, Inc.
P.O. Box 7251
Fitchburg, MA. 01420

We are a non-profit organization.
                         Thank you for supporting the work of Our Father's House.

What is the problem we’re working on?

  • Providing permanent solutions to homelessness by providing a progression of emergency shelter and support when needed; transitional and permanent housing when possible and practical; and individual support and guidance to encourage and assist our clients in becoming self-sufficient.

What are the challenges we face?

  • The number of people experiencing homelessness continues to rise and has doubled since 1990.
  • Homelessness is a symptom of the broader problems of poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health issues, and substance abuse - many of which continue to increase. All of which are outside of our direct control.
  • Public sentiment around the issue of homelessness is mixed which impacts private support of our mission as well as government support of programs aimed at the homeless.

What services does Our Father’s House provide to address this problem?

  • Provide housing and meals for the homeless children, women and men in North Worcester County through:
    • Homeless outreach
    • Emergency shelter
    • Transitional housing
    • Permanent housing
    • Drive individual client accountability and then advocate for them. We support the individual needs of each client, across all of our programs. It is called Case Management and it is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's and family's comprehensive needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.
    • Deliver a wide range of group and individual programs focused on developing the knowledge, skills and behaviors of our clients with the aim of increasing their self-sufficiency.
    • In summary, we offer a comprehensive set of services aimed at getting people off the street where they can be safe and then we work closely with them and service providers to help them become self-sufficient. 

What else could we be doing with additional funding?

  • Increase hours of operation in our emergency shelter in extreme weather
  • Provide additional case management to clients in order to help increase their income and find permanent housing.
  • Increase the programs we’re able to provide so that substance abuse recovery can be better supported.
  • Upgrade existing facilities.
  • Expand the number of facilities to address the unmet needs of the homeless in our communities.
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