Our Partners

Meet the Small Can Be Big partners

Our partner organizations are respected non-profits from local communities all over the region. They are experts in social service, housing, and other issues related to poverty. Together, they have helped thousands of people dealing with economic and housing insecurity. To learn more about any one of our non-profit partners, look at the listing below.


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Since its founding in 1961, ABCD has strived to be the voice and catalyst of empowerment and opportunity, providing hands-on assistance to those in need and responding promptly to emerging issues. Today, our capacity to bring about positive change... More »

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is the only rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest and largest center in Massachusetts. Our vision is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. More »

Brookview House

Brookview House has been helping Boston families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency since 1990. More »

Cambridge Family & Children's Service

Cambridge Family & Children's Service’s mission is to strengthen & support families so that their children can be raised in loving & nurturing homes, within communities that support them. More »

COMPASS for Kids

COMPASS for homeless families operates the COMPASS Community College Collaborative (CCCC) in a primary partnership with the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office. The CCCC provides education, support, and specific training that allow... More »

Crossroads Family Center

Crossroads Family Center is now a subsidiary of St. Mary’s Center for Women & Children, a multi-service human services organization located in Dorchester which offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have... More »

Family Reach

Family Reach provides financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting pediatric cancers and other life-threatening diseases. While most of their efforts are dedicated to families fighting pediatric-type cancers, they extend support to... More »

FamilyAid Boston

Since 1920, FamilyAid Boston (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services) has been helping those without a home and those away from home. They focus on both temporary shelter and lasting approaches to keeping families in their homes, one family at a... More »

Father Bill's & MainSpring

Father Bill's & MainSpring has been moving people out of shelters and into homes since 1982, using an innovative Housing First strategy to end homelessness one life at a time. More »

Friends of the Children - Boston

All children should be given the opportunity to realize their unique potential and inherent worth. Friends of the Children-Boston (Friends-Boston) creates generational change by engaging children from high-risk communities in 12 years of... More »

One Family Inc.

Founded in 1999 by Paul and Phyllis Fireman and their family, One Family is a non-profit with a mission to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. We believe that no parent and child should be without a home of their own in such a richly resourced... More »

Project Hope

Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families beyond homelessness and poverty. It provides low-income women and their children with access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters... More »

St. Mary's Center for Women and Children

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, where hope has been changing lives since 1874, provides the largest population of homeless and low-income women and children in Boston with the resources to rebuild stable, healthy lives in the community.... More »

The Family-to-Family Project

Since 1988, The Family-to-Family Project has directly helped over 8,000 families throughout the Greater Boston area. The Family-to-Family Project aids families who are losing or have lost their homes. They provide timely, innovative, and flexible... More »

Wellspring House

Wellspring House empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education and job training. More »

YMCA of Greater Boston

Families in Transition is an emergency shelter program that truly exemplifies the YMCA of Greater Boston’s mission objective to serve and empower individuals and families from all walks of life. More »

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