Family post-shelter support program

Tel: 617-445-0869

Fax: 617-445-0958

Cory Mills-Dick

Program Director

564 Dudley St.,

Dorchester, MA 02125

12 months of support

Families exiting an MHSA shelter program provided with up to one year of case management

Assistance for all housing types

Regardless of the type of housing, MHSA case managers help families remain stably housed

State-wide coverage

Program will work with families who move to locations anywhere in Massachusetts

Must meet eligibility criteria

Most families exiting shelter are eligible; however, eligibility criteria is determined by DHCD


About the program

The Stabilization program provides support to families who were placed into permanent housing after staying at an MHSA Congregate or Scattered Site shelter.

Qualifying families receive 12 months of post-shelter case management, including landlord/tenant negotiation, referrals to various professional services and other supports aimed at housing stabilization and retention.  Like MHSA's shelter staff, Stabilization employees are trained to address a wide range of barriers faced by recently-homeless families, including trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, financial insecurity and more.

Regardless of the type of permanent housing, Case Managers remain in regular contact with each family to ensure they have the tools to meet their individualized stabilization goals and remain out of shelter.