Circle of Hope

Yoga on the Common - Supporting COH!

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Local yoga instructor Samantha Hoff is hosting yoga classes on Needham Town Common in September and October. The classes are FREE, but Samantha is accepting donations to raise money for Circle of Hope!

The first of the three free classes took place in August and raised vital funds for the homeless children, women, and men we serve. We're so grateful to Samantha for this new fundraiser to help Circle of Hope keep homeless individuals and families healthy.

Details of the next two classes are below.

  • What: All levels vinyasa yoga class

  • Where: Needham Town Common (in front of Town Hall)

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 12:30-1:30 (arrive 15 minutes early to set up)

For more info, visit Samantha's website by clicking here.

Circle of Hope Receives $12,000 Grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation

COH Board Member Sarah Hart and her mother, Sue, packaging clothing for two families who lost everything in a recent house fire

COH Board Member Sarah Hart and her mother, Sue, packaging clothing for two families who lost everything in a recent house fire

We are very pleased to announce that Circle of Hope has received a $12,000 grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation to support our shelter deliveries, general operations, and Emergency Response Program. With these funds, we have already helped two homeless families who lost everything in a house fire and we will be able to help many more families recover from trauma in the coming year.

“In recognition of the many contributions they have made to their community, the MAXIMUS Foundation is pleased to award a grant to Circle of Hope,” said MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman John Boyer. “We are delighted to present this award to such an exemplary organization whose work reflects our shared values – partnering with people in disadvantaged communities so they build better lives for themselves, their children, and their neighbors. I thank Circle of Hope for its commitment to enriching the lives of those it serves.”

We are very grateful to the MAXIMUS Foundation for helping Circle of Hope protect the health and dignity of homeless individuals and families in Greater Boston.

Read more about Circle of Hope’s exciting new grant in Hometown Weekly and Needham Times.

Circle of Hope Receives $20,000 Grant from Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

We are thrilled to report that Circle of Hope has received a $20,000 grant from the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation!

These funds will support our partnerships with Clinton House Family Shelter and Pearl Street Family Shelter in Framingham. Through these two partnerships, we provide clothing, Welcome Baby Bags, and toiletries to 20 families experiencing homelessness at a time.

The grant will also support our new pilot partnership with Framingham State University, where we give homeless college students the clothing and everyday necessities they need to attend school in good health. We are very grateful to the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation for giving us the opportunity to deepen our impact on homeless individuals and families in MetroWest.

Read more about this exciting new grant in The MetroWest Daily News and Framingham Source.

New Partnership with Boston Police Department

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Earlier this month, Circle of Hope kicked off a new partnership with Boston Police Department District E-13 by making our first delivery of winter coats, hats, and mittens for 75 homeless infants and children in Jamaica Plain. We will continue making monthly deliveries to the station so that Community Service Officers can give our clothing to homeless families in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood.