As I am sure you know, these are especially tough times for mothers and their children. Safe, affordable housing is scarce. Family homelessness is rising.
Your contribution to Brookview supports education, training, behavioral health, and youth programs that put an end to family homelessness.
“Life is not easy, but you don’t have to let it get you down, and if it does, you stand right up. It really feels good when you get extra help to get up on your feet.”
I am a senior in high schooI and wake up every morning at 5:30 AM for school. I have a B+ average and I do JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp). I am going to apply to college and become an FBI agent. I am presently working at Marshalls so I can save for college.
I was 17 when my family moved to Brookview. I thought I knew what to expect because I was living in a shelter in Fitchburg and it was awful; my little brother got sick a lot. Those were hard times. No access to transportation, no jobs, not a lot of food. I would never want to live like that again…
After many years of challenges, Tania is transitioning to college. “When I came to Brookview House with my mom and two siblings I immediately got involved with their youth program and then their Girls Who Code club for two years.” Tania: • Received a full scholarship to study STEM at Bryn Mawr College • Worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals last summer and will return this summer. After all of these amazing opportunities she acknowledges:
With the support of Brookview House, its donors, my mother, and many other mentors in my life, I’ve been able to see that my success comes from many sources and experiences that shaped me as an individual.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Fundraising luncheon to benefit the life-changing mission of Brookview House
Join us in supporting women and children experiencing homelessness. Brookview House provides a safe place to live with support programs onsite to address the root causes of homelessness. We transform lives and prepare families for long-term stability.
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
“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