From October 5 – 27, 2015, Malden-based social service agency Housing Families Inc. presents a photography exhibition, photographed by Meg Landers Photography, at Medford City Hall sharing the stories of families experiencing homelessness and breaking down stigmas and assumptions about homelessness.
The idea for the exhibit came from Housing Families’ Family Advocacy Program: families expressed a desire to create a bridge between families experiencing homelessness and their communities. The group embarked on a mission to inform the public about the pervasiveness of family homelessness across the Commonwealth and to work to breakdown stigmas attached to homelessness. The stories in the exhibit underscore the numerous paths that can lead to homelessness, and also emphasize that perseverance and survival, coupled with supportive services, can go a long way to help a family achieve housing stability and economic mobility.
About Housing Families
Housing Families Inc. was founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness among families in the cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford. Since then, Housing Families Inc. has grown into one of the largest providers of family shelter in Massachusetts. Over 2,800 families have been helped since we first opened our doors. The agency’s central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own home, and to prevent any recurrence of homelessness. For more information, please visit www.housingfamilies.org.