Homeless Shelters

The Summer Fund partners with 20-25 Boston-area homeless shelters and transitional agencies to identify at-risk children and youth who would benefit from participation in safe, structured summer programming. If your shelter or agency serves homeless families in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, or Somerville and is interested in partnering with us, we encourage you to contact us.

Shelters and agencies that partner with the Summer Fund receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the Homeless Campership Fund, a vital resource providing 400-600 weeks of free camperships each summer to homeless campers and their families
  • Access to high-quality camps providing safe, supervised, enriching ┬ásummer activities for children who are especially vulnerable due to homelessness
  • Relief for homeless parents and families who need childcare during summer months to address financial and personal issues
  • Access to the unsurpassed expertise of the Summer Fund camp network serving underserved and at-risk children and youth in Greater Boston

Our Impact

The Homeless Campership Fund greatly impacts the lives of the children and families we serve. Attending camp provides the children with an opportunity to participate in a safe, educational, and fun experience that allows them to enjoy being children, free from the worries that accompany living in a domestic shelter environment.

— Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence

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Summer Fund resources support over 20,000 children ages 5-18.