Adult Educational Services (AES)
Adult Educational Services offers a basic adult education to more
than 80 low-income women a year. It combines full time, intensive
academics with creative programming to foster each woman's empowerment
and self-development in mind, body, and spirit. Basic literacy,
GED preparation, career advising, transition to college support,
case management, leadership development, and English for Speakers
of Other Languages are among the program’s offerings. Since
its foundation, the program has provided quality adult education
for homeless/formerly homeless and low-income women whose average
educational level is 6th grade. The AES students recently participated in a study funded by World Education called "Managing Stress to Improve Learning." To learn more about it, click here
For information about AES,
please contact our info line at 617-442-1880 x262.
The Children’s Center is a high-quality, nationally accredited child
care center for 26 homeless and low-income children, ages 0-6.
Only 18% of Boston centers achieve this rigorous standard of national
accreditation. The center promotes the whole child’s physical,
social, emotional and intellectual growth; targets children in crisis
and with special needs; involves parents in promoting family literacy
and kindergarten-readiness; and works for better access and quality
child care in the broader community.
For more information
or to enroll your child in our program contact Evett Cortes
Family Child Care Business Enterprise (FCCBE)
The Family Child Care Business Enterprise is an innovative venture
oversees a network of 20+ home-based family day care businesses.
Licensed providers are assisted with their professional development and business success.
Women gifted in caring for children gain the skills and support
to run their own businesses. Ongoing college-level child development coursework,
internships, and business support is offered throughout the year.
For more information on joining our network as a provider or to enroll your child in our program
contact Djena Jacques at 617-442-1880 x217.
The Family Shelter was one of the first homeless shelter for families
in the state and remains a model for its respectful and empowering
approach. Approximately 20 women and their children are sheltered
each year. The women are assisted to secure permanent housing
and to connect with Project Hope's adult education and career development
If you need more information about how to
access emergency shelter in Massachusetts call the Washington Street
branch of the Department of Housing & Community Development
DHCD at 617-989-6100.
The Housing Services Department assists Dorchester/Roxbury families
with various housing issues. A team of experienced staff provides
housing counseling, landlord negotiation, housing search assistance,
budgeting advice and training, emergency rental funds, and more.
Project Hope is in the process of growing its homelessness prevention
activities and better integrating them with our career development
services so women can improve their economic conditions in order
to keep their families housed long-term.
For specific questions
contact Nancy Sullivan
the Director of Housing, at x221. For general information call the
housing information line at 617-442-1880 x261.
Workforce Development & Employer Partnerships (WDEP)
WDEP was founded to assist women—single mothers predominantly—and
other community members in the Dudley neighborhood who found that
without adequate training and an accessible path to employers their
dreams of living wage jobs were out of reach. WDEP provides
the link between community residents and work, supporting them with:
1) job readiness training
2) access to career ladder job
3) ongoing case management support for a full
year after job placement
At twice monthly Open Houses
– which attract more than
1,400 inquires and 600 attendees per year – all interested applicants
undergo screening and assessment.
To find more information
on enrolling in our Employer Partnerships Program and to register
for an upcoming open house, click here