Dorchester’s Brookview House, which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, received a $10,000 grant this week from Eastern Bank.
The grant will support the expansion of Brookview’s programs and services for at-risk and families experiencing homelessness in Dorchester. The programs, which address the needs of each individual family member, encompass health, education, life skills, job training and financial literacy, among others.
Brookview House is among 170 nonprofits each receiving a $10,000 grant. In total, Eastern is granting $1.7 million in targeted grants this year to nonprofits in communities from New Hampshire to Cape Cod.
“We are grateful to not only receive this generous grant, but to work alongside the wonderful people at Eastern Bank to carry out their mission to advance women,” said Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of Brookview House. “The dollars they are investing in these nonprofits are truly changing the lives of so many women, and for the mothers at Brookview, that means for their children as well.”