Basic Needs

FINCA International

Mission:
To alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living.

Vision:
To build a global network of sustainable and scalable social enterprises that improve lives worldwide.

USA for UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency

When violence erupts or war breaks out, life can change in a matter of minutes—shattering families and communities and driving millions to flee. During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering. USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity.

Centre Street Food Pantry

Centre Street Food Pantry's mission is to provide families within our community with consistent access to nutritious food in a dignified and sensitive environment. As many as 90 families shop each time we are open and more than 20 new families come to us each month. Our shoppers are from Newton, Brighton, Watertown, Waltham, Needham, Wellesley, West Roxbury and Brookline.  

Centre Street receives no funding from the City of Newton or from the state of Massachusetts. We depend on the graciousness of our community members to help us keep food on our neighbors' tables.

Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative (HSNI)

The Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative is a partnership between local, state & federal law enforcement; city & state government; civic & human service organizations; faith based organizations; the business community; education providers; property managers; and residents coming together with a goal to create safe, healthy & economically viable neighborhoods through information sharing, identifying at-risk youth, referrals and community efforts in specific Holyoke neighborhoods.

Warm the Children

A co-operative effort of newspapers and the communities they serve which provides new winter clothing for the children of needy families.

UNITED WAY OF PIONEER VALLEY

Provides over 110 programs and services through 52 agencies in the Pioneer Valley. Services and programs to assist children, youth, elderly, families, the abused and disabled.

UNITED WAY OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Rallying resources to sustain and strengthen a network of local agencies prepared to respond to people in need in Hampshire County.

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