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.



Your gift goes a long way in providing quality housing, programs and services for low-income women and children. Give a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. Click on DONATE NOW to make a difference in the lives of homeless families.


Our programs are always in need of books, arts and crafts supplies, games, and more. Click here to view our Wish List


Become a volunteer at Brookview. Share your time and your expertise. Brookview has opportunities for volunteers and mentors.


Introduce friends and colleagues to Brookview by hosting an event at your home. Contact Mercedes Tompkins:




Individual & Small Group Donors

Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020


Randy Albelda

Evelyne & Paul Alexander

Carole & Nancy Allen-Scannell

Mairgrid Anderson

Leslie C. Ash

Emily Barr

Virginia Barrow

Eve Bridburg

Kristin Brown

Karen Burns

Laura Carman & Thomas Goslin

Candace Clampitt

Krista Clouse

Rachel Coben & Roger Klein

Christopher Coley

Deborah Collins-Gousby

Greg Connor

Nancy Crochiere

Abigail Cyr

Karin Dailey

Julie & Sean Dalton

Richard Dalton

Debra Drapalla

Carla Fahie

Ross & Roslyn Feldberg

Shawna Ferguson

Donna Flax

Andrew Frederick

Pamela Gaither

Carol Gallagher

Anne & Ross Gelbspan

Andrea Geyling & John Moore

Janice Goodman

Randy H. Goodman

Andrew Grossi

Ellen Gutowski

Dona Bolding Hamilton & Roger C. Hamilton

Tera Harutunian

Fulani M. Haynes

Sam Helman

Lucia Henderson

Chris Herman

Ruth Hines

Gail Holliday

Ava Homa

Deborah Hughes

Vivian Hughes

Alice Daniel & Harold Jarmon

Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Hallie Kasper

Laura Krotky

Alexander Lamont

Miriam Lapson

Maria & Clint Lawrence

Evette Layne

Elaine Lennox

Eileen Marks

Michele Martin

Lindsay McCluskey

Martha S. McManamy

Gloria McPhail

Gail Miller

Scot A. & Lorraine L. Miller

Micki Morency

Paul & Joyce Mucci

Peter Mullin

Jayne & Robert Murphy

Jessica Mutch

Kerry O’Connell

Lynn & William Osborn

Carolyn Paris

Carol Paris

Alison Payne

Stephanie Poggi

Adrienne Polk

Robert Potter

Jennifer Rappole

Kat Read

Kate Reynolds

Margaret & John B. Roll

Laura Roper

Jessica & Jeffrey Rosenblum

Michael & Naomi Rosenfeld

Emily Ross

Jennifer Rynne

Klare Shaw

Jacqueline S. Shoback

Althea Smith

Kimberly Stanfield

Melissa Stanley

Dorothy Stephenson

Aaron Taylor

Robin Taylor

Elaine Thomas

Milo Todd

Mercedes Tompkins

Janet Van Zandt

Fredericka T. Veikley

Donna Viola

Betsy Walsh

Elizabeth Walsh

Carole C. Wedge

Tracy Wemett

Diana F. White

William T. Whitney

Persis Oneeka Williams

Ken Yagoda

Penelope Yunuba

Steven Zizza



Foundation & Corporate Donors

 Oct 1, 2019 – Sept 30, 2020


Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Baupost Group

BlueHub Capital

Boston Trust Walden Company

BNY Mellon

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Bright Funds Foundation

Brookline Savings Bank

J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation

Century Bank

Chadwick Martin Bailey and the ITA Group Foundation

Cummings Foundation-One World Boston

Draper Labs

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Fidelity Charitable

Gruber Family Foundation

Bushrod H. Campbell & Adah F. Hall Charity Fund

Liberty Mutual Foundation

MassHousing Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc.

Needham Bank

Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund

NorthStar Asset Management, Inc.

Partners Healthcare System

Proctor & Gamble

Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation

Seven Children Foundation

The Boston Foundation

TJX Foundation

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Webster Bank

Wellington Management Charitable Foundation


Boston Fatherless and Widows Society

Boston Medical Center

Boston Police Athletic League (PAL)

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Fenway High School

First Church of Dorchester

Friends for Children

Parish of the Epiphany

StoryHeights Foundation

United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley

Winter Walk Boston


Government Support

Government Support

Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020

Children’s Investment Fund, an affiliate of CEDAC

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

City of Boston Resiliency Fund

MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

MA Department of Housing & Community Development

MA Department of Public Health


In-Kind Donors

Oct 1, 2019 – Sept 30, 2020

Paul Alexander

Maureen Alphonse Charles

Dr. Katrina Armstrong

Dr. Johnye Ballenger

La’Princia Brown

Elyse Cherry

Elizabeth Clark

Arvilla Colley

Julie Dalton

Amilia Di Feo

Debra Drapalla

Saskia Epstein

Annissa Essaibi-George

Carla Fahie

Pam Feingold

Shawna Ferguson

Daphnie Floreal

Carol Gallagher

Medina Geyer

Janice Goodman

Juanita Grant

Dr. Evelynne Hammond

Cynthia Harmon

Heraldo Victoria

Ekua Holmes

Ivy Jack

Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Hallie Kasper

Nessley Lynch

Evelyne Martial

James Martin

Luis Melendez

Anna Molosky

Jessica Mutch

Myran Parker-Brass

Carol Parrish

Colette Phillips

Stephanie Ptak

Dr. Thomas Randall

Erin Reissman

Klare Shaw

Jackie Shoback

Dr. Althea Smith

Dorothy Stephenson

Janet Van Zandt

Samara Vasquez

Clarissa Ventimiglia

Christine Weng

Andrea Wyche

Neena Williams

Olivia Williams


Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brown Brothers Harriman

Brown Middle School

Colortek of Boston

Cradles to Crayons

Dedham High School

Empowering Women of Destiny Today

Fenway High School

Greater Victory Church

Harpoon Brewery

Heritage Flag

Milton Academy

Nolan Family: Boston Harbor Cruises

Panera Bread – South Bay


The Portland Group (Splash)

TJX Foundation, Inc.

Temple Beth Shalom

Whole Foods

Women’s Lunch Place







Brookview has opportunities for volunteers and mentors. Volunteers with skills in fundraising, public relations, real estate and marketing are needed.

Mentors who work in the youth program must be available between the hours of 2 and 6 in the afternoon.

For more information, email: Mercedes Tompkins

Brookview has opportunities for graduate-level students in counseling and psychology to serve a practicum/internship leading to licensing.

For more information, E-mail: or

Call: Deborah Collins-Gousby at 617-265-2965


Lead a workshop. We need facilitators to conduct the following workshops:

  • Landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Nutrition, shopping and healthy eating
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Health & Wellness
  • Career Exploration

For more information, contact:




Please let us know if you have something on the list to donate or are able to purchase an item for us. Because we are able to buy in bulk, donations of cash are preferred to outright purchases to make your giving go farther.

To make a donation from our Wish List:


  • New linens
  • Desk, floor and table lamps
  • Pots, pans, dishes, cooking utensils
  • Dishes, glasses, cups, utensils
  • High chairs


  • Books and videos
  • Arts & crafts supplies, globes, and games


  • Office supplies



Your support helps courageous moms lift their children out of homelessness.

Mail your check made payable to:
Brookview House, Inc.
2 Brookview Street
Dorchester, MA 02124-2740

Click on DONATE NOW to link to our secure donation site.

CONTACT: Mercedes Tompkins, Director of Development


Phone: (617) 265-2965

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

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Brookview provided a safe home for my mom, my sisters and me. I was 10 years old when I started at Brookview, now I’m at the John D. O’Bryant Math and Science High School and maintaining good grades. Participating in Girls Who Code workshops was a huge help in my life. I was able to contribute everything I had learned in coding workshops in my everyday life. It helped me learn how to get out of my comfort zone and make new friends. My older sister is a high school graduate and is in college. My younger sister got into a better school due to Brookview. Brookview has programs where we get to learn so many new things about ourselves and the world around us. – Alexa


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In just an hour you can hear from someone who has been through our program
and tour our supportive housing and youth development space.

Staff and Board members will be on hand to answer questions and share their perspective on Brookview House.

To schedule a tour, contact the Development Office: