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We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during these turbulent times. We all feel the shock – unfortunately, some more than others. Brookview families disproportionately experience socio-economic challenges – homelessness, violence, unemployment, health disparities, and structural racism. When you layer in the distress and suffering associated with COVID-19, their trauma, fear, anxiety, and depression is amplified.

Growing numbers of women and children in our community are looking to Brookview for support. Our goal is to meet their needs during this crisis. As a donor, you will make it possible for families to persevere.

Our resources are stretched. Can you help?  


Power of the Purse

Stay Tuned

Dear Brookview House Supporters,

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Brookview House is postponing our 30th Anniversary Power of the Purse Gala. We are currently working with the Seaport Hotel to move the celebration to Fall 2020. Once we have a date confirmed, we will reach out to all of you with details. In the meantime, please visit the Brookview website for the latest news and information on the needs of the families and updates on the Gala.

We thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding as we all work together to ensure the health and safety of our communities.

Althea Smith
Chair, Board of Directors 

Deborah Hughes
President &CEO

Brookview House

breaks ground on affordable rentals


5 Ways YOU can make a difference!

1. Make a gift of $250 or more

2. Double or triple the impact of your gift. Ask your employer if they will match your gift through their matching gift program

3. Set up a monthly reoccurring gift

4. Volunteer your time and talent

5. Tell 5 friends about us

Coding program aims to empower girls at homeless shelter

Brookview House in Boston offers free coding classes to girls who have experienced homelessness, in the hopes of garnering their interests in computer science and programming. Their experiences in the program have shaped their views on computer science, as well as their goals for the future. – The Christian Science Monitor  

Today You Can Help Transform Lives!

Your contribution to Brookview supports education, training, behavioral health, and youth programs that end family homelessness.
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2019 Impact

Addressing domestic, sexual violence in the black community

Collins-Gousby to lead Jane Doe board


“Brookview helped me learn to communicate in English and recognized and nurtured my love of art. At first, I didn’t know how to speak English, and it was a big obstacle at school and in the community, so I needed to attend bilingual classes for two years. Now I go to regular classes; I have learned how to communicate in English very well. I joined the Teen Visionaries where I learned about domestic violence and tried photography for the first time. I also attended sculpture classes on Saturday mornings.” –Tania


Brookview House is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty…



Damage from homelessness spreads outward, destroying lives, creating tragedies never imagined. School-age children and youth personify such a tragedy. The issue – homelessness – gets the attention, the children’s emotional needs are ignored…



Brookview has an impressive record of success. The agency has helped 92% of families in our program to leave the ranks of homelessness permanently. These numbers only tell part of the story….



Brookview House is a 501(c) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Contact the Development office at (617) 265-2965 x 208.



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