Medford, Mass. – December 14, 2021 – Heading Home, a nonprofit agency that works to end homelessness, recently dedicated one of its emergency shelter and transitional housing centers to Northern Bank volunteers.
Last Friday, Bank employees and Heading Home staff members decorated the Medford Family Life Education Center with holiday lights, wreaths and more during a dedication ceremony.
The Medford Family Life Education Center is one of seven programs in Heading Home’s family shelter portfolio and provides help to eight families that are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.
Northern Bank partners with Heading Home through financial donations, volunteers and real estate and financial thought leadership.
“We firmly believe that housing is a basic necessity that everyone should have a fair opportunity at,” said Jim Mawn, President and CEO of Northern Bank. “Heading Home’s mission to fight homelessness directly aligns with the primary focus of the Northern Bank Charitable Foundation. We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Heading Home and thank our employees for their volunteer efforts. This recognition is well-deserved.”
Mawn, a Heading Home board member, delivered remarks at the building dedication, where a plaque was installed in the shelter. It reads: “In celebration of the employees of Northern Bank & Trust Company for all they do to support Heading Home.”
“Jim and his team have been stalwart supporters of Heading Home for years, but especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our vulnerable clients,” said Danielle Ferrier, CEO of Heading Home. “In 2021, they donated $110,000 to fuel our mission delivery, and hosted volunteer engagements and donation drives with their employees. Jim’s sage leadership on our Board of Directors has contributed to our continued fiscal strength for the last three fiscal years and progressed our strategic plan implementation.”
To learn more about Northern Bank’s partnership with Heading Home visit www.nbtc.com/community-giving.
About Heading Home
Founded in 1974, Heading Home is a leading provider of housing and support services for families with children and individuals in Greater Boston – a champion of innovative solutions that move people out of homelessness. As an organization, Heading Home’s services are diverse, providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and support services, to extremely low-income individuals and families currently or formerly experiencing homelessness. 82% of the 1,400+ annual participants identify as non-white and/or Hispanic/Latinx.
For 16 years running, Heading Home’s permanent housing retention rates have been 90%+. Last year, 97% of Heading Home clients remained housed after one year.
To learn more about Heading Home, please visit www.headinghomeinc.org.
About Northern Bank & Trust Company
Northern Bank is a full-service bank dedicated to providing practical, common sense financial solutions to help our customers’ lives and businesses grow. From deposit products to loans to payment and collections services, we work hands on with our entrepreneurial customers, both locally and across the country, to provide the financial support they need to realize their personal and business goals. Founded in 1960, Northern Bank has 13 locations serving communities throughout Middlesex County. Northern Bank is a Member of the FDIC, and an Equal Housing Lender.