House of Hope is dedicated to homeless families in Massachusetts, helping them gain stable housing. House of Hope is represented by two distinct sister nonprofit organizations, House of Hope Shelter and House of Hope Housing that share a commitment to transitioning homeless families into a stable community life by providing tandem services that:

  1. Respect and nurture families so they can begin to heal from the trauma of homelessness, and
  2. Support parents by guiding them through opportunities to build economic sufficiency and embrace a stable home life.

Today, we are recognized as a leader in the state relative to our shelter programming, rate of permanent placements in the community, and our housing partnerships.

“Housing is essential in creating safe and stable futures for families. It provides the foundation needed for women to get an education, develop job skills, find employment, and care for their children.”

Deb Chausse
Executive Director, House of Hope

Serving Families With Dignity and Respect

See House of Hope through the eyes of the families we serve. For more wonderful videos about House of Hope, visit our YouTube channel.

Family Stories

”When I first arrived, a staff member told me, ‘This is not a shelter. This is a home.’ I didn’t believe her at first, but later I knew it was the truth. I am so glad I was able to stay at House of Hope – I was safe and stable and loved, and I learned a lot.”

Marissa never dreamed she could end up homeless. A hard worker, at 22 she was the assistant manager at a retail store, but she had no maternity leave benefits and lost her source of income after her daughter Gina was born. House of Hope was there for her. Read her story here.

Read Our Family Stories

Join us for Harvest of Hope 2022!

Harvest of Hope 2022 invitationJoin us Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:30pm, at the top of the Leo Roy Parking Facility, 100 Market Street in Lowell, for this fun and fabulous fundraiser to advance and strengthen our mission to shelter and house homeless families. Get your tickets today!

Thank you to our early sponsors!