Member Spotlight: Brookview House

Member Spotlight Brookview House

Children in Brookview House’s Above and Beyond Program.

Oftentimes, a nonprofit’s clients are the best spokespeople for the organization. This is the case with Brookview House, a Dorchester-based nonprofit. Their mission is to provide women and children experiencing homelessness with safe, supportive housing, including programs on site to confront the root causes of homelessness and transform lives.

Here is what one former client of Brookview House had to say:

“A few years ago, I was a homeless mother with three children and realized that hotels, motels and shelters were not going to get us out of our situation. We needed additional support to help me get training and secure a job, and my kids the educational and emotional support they needed – and that’s what Brookview House does for families.

We were able to go out on our own after six months at Brookview. Because I loved it there so much (everyone there becomes family) and I was so grateful for what the organization had done for me and my children, I volunteered there to help others who were going through exactly what I had went through. As time went on, I was eventually hired at Brookview and created their Housing Program Department to assist residents ready to go out on their own find the right home.

Because of my experience at Brookview, I am now working as a Property Manager for a large property management firm near Boston, and my children are all thriving in life. With all my heart I thank all of the wonderful people and programs at Brookview.”