Uplifting Our Beloved Community
Founded in 1990, Brookview is a Black- and Latinx women-led organization that works for justice, equity and systemic change for mothers and children experiencing and at risk of homelessness, many with histories of domestic violence. Our mission is to help these families develop the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Through a two-generation, culturally-responsive approach, Brookview provides housing and a broad range of supportive programs to improve educational achievement, health and well-being, and economic independence.
“I want to help the kids here figure things out in the world; help them figure out who they are and how to handle themselves in different situations. It’s important work, and I take pride in it.” – Jahcaris
Jahcaris is a former participant in the Brookview youth development program. He is now a freshman at Roxbury Community College studying business management and works as a Group Leader in Brookview’s Youth Program. His sister, a former youth program participant, is graduating high school early having already earned college credits and will soon begin nursing school early.
When you donate to Brookview, you are investing in a nationally recognized approach, supporting both mothers and their children, proven to lift entire families out of homelessness and break the generational cycle of poverty. You are investing in our staff as trusted partners to families experiencing homelessness and helping our community develop skills to transcend barriers and achieve success by tapping into their inner power.
Your donation will help provide a safe place to live and life changing programs for moms and children to improve educational and economic achievement, health and well-being.
With gratitude for your generous support,
The Rev. Dr. Althea M. Smith, Chair, Brookview Board of Directors
BROOKVIEW IS… A BEACON OF HOPE FOR OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY!
Art & Music
Confidence and Focus
Friends & Family
Dedication and Consistency
Cooking & Field Trips
A Stepping Stone to Success
Computers & Reading
Lesbie, Vanessa and Deb
*CTP Boston * Will Claflin *Grant Pace *Madison McGahan *Dani Monroe
Photos by Randy H. Goodman
Thank You to our Benefactors!
*Akamai Foundation *Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation *CareQuest Institute for Oral Health *Cummings Foundation *Liberty Mutual Foundation *Partners Healthcare *The Baupost Group, LLC *The Boston Foundation *Wellington Management Foundation
1. Make a gift of $250 or more
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3. Set up a monthly reoccurring gift
4. Volunteer your time and talent
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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
“Brookview helped me learn to communicate in English, 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
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Founded in 1990, Brookview is a non-profit organization led by Black and Latinx women that works for justice, equity, and systemic change for low-income mothers and their children living in Boston. Our mission is to help families learn skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty…