Overview

A mother holding her newborn baby and Welcome Baby Bag from Circle of Hope.
  • Circle of Hope provides clothing, toiletries, and necessities to 23 homeless shelters and clinics in Boston and MetroWest. We are the sole provider of clothing and toiletries for many of these organizations.

  • Last year, we served more than 6,600 homeless children and adults, providing the essential items they need to stay healthy and warm.

  • We respond to emergency requests from our partner shelters within 48 hours. By responding quickly to these requests, we have helped families displaced by house fires, domestic violence, and other emergencies.

  • Through the Welcome Baby Program, Circle of Hope gives brand new diaper bags packed with essential baby items to mothers living with their newborns in the shelters we serve.

  • Through the Dignity Project, Circle of Hope gives "Dignity Bags" full of toiletries, brand new socks and underwear to hundreds of homeless individuals every year.

  • At Circle of Hope, we rely heavily on our strong network of 100 volunteers to accept, sort, pack, and deliver donated clothing and toiletries to our partner shelters. Interested in learning about how you can help? Click here!


“The direct service that Circle of Hope provides to families in shelter is doing the work of getting strong, independent people back on their feet.” -Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Man meeting with case manager in Circle of Hope partner shelter

Who We Serve

Circle of Hope strategically partnered with 23 homeless shelters and clinics in Boston and MetroWest in order to serve as many homeless individuals and families as possible. Our partners include family shelters, individual shelters, domestic violence shelters, healthcare clinics, and programs that serve the homeless. Our goal is to reach the most vulnerable population in the widest geographic area possible. 

By partnering with 23 shelters, clinics, and other organizations, Circle of Hope is able to regularly deliver essential clothing and toiletries to 236 homeless families and 6,600 individuals - including more than 850 infants and children. With the help of our wonderful volunteers, we are able to make 8-10 deliveries each week. Click here to learn about the 23 shelters and clinics we serve.