PO Box 1145
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 868-5458

Our Focus

The focus of the Gardner Emergency Housing Mission is providing short-term (3 months), transitional housing for families with children in the Gardner schools system. The structure is unique because it eliminates families being relocated or split up to receive shelter. This keeps families in their established, local community and near schools, while maintaining work-life consistency in their time of need.

Our goal is to provide temporary shelter while educating families on how to navigate and utilize programs and services in place to help obtain affordable housing within Gardner and/or surrounding areas.

Who do we serve?

“My experience with GEHM was very good. They gave me help for my children and for me when I needed it most. I will never forget this help they gave me. Thank you so much.”

Families experiencing homelessness who have children in the Gardner Public Schools

Parent(s) must be working and have regular income

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Get Involved

We are seeking letters of commitment to ensure we have 1 month’s rent covered for each new family that we provide temporary shelter in our current apartment.
$1300/month, 6-9 families per year

Donate Items

New or gently used furniture and household items for the apartment or families moving into their own home, canned goods and other non-perishable food items, toiletries.

For donation inquiries, contact Mary Tourigny: 617-347-8878 or

GEHM was the proud recipient of the generous donation from the Women’s Circle of Giving!

The Woman’s Circle of Giving’s thoughtfulness and donation was greatly appreciated. With this donation, GEHM will aid and guide homeless families towards a fresh start on life!

Thank you to the financial supporters of GEHM!

Annunciation Parish
Anthony Liquor Mart
Aubuchon Hardware

Bjurling Charitable Foundation

Boucher Funeral Home
Burns Locksmith
Butler’s Garage CFNCM Endowed Fund



Chair City Oil
Chairtown Lumber

Circle of Women
Citgo Lube & Repair Center, Winchendon

Data Guide

Community Foundation of North Central MA
East Coast Brotherhood 532
Edward Jones
Elizabeth Swenson
Fallon Community

Fidelity Bank
First Baptist Church Gardner
First Congregational
Fitchburg East Rotary Club
Fitchburg State University
Flood, Mr & Mrs Fred
Gardner Firefighters
Gardner First Baptist Church
Gardner Five Star Auto Sales
Gardner Police Relief Association
Gardner Rotary Club
Gardner Tool & Stamping
Heart of a Hero Foundation


Holy Family Academy
JBM Services
inConcert Web Solutions
Jonathan Dudley

John’s Sport Shop
Leger’s Saw Sharpening

Mayor Michael Nicholson
Mack Funeral Homes
Marion Rogers
Methodist Church
Montachusett Home Care
Northeast Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Parker Glass
Parker House of Pizza
Patriot Riders
Pera Land Surveying
Planet Fitness Gardner

Rep. Jon Zlotnik
Roland’s Tire
Royal Steam
Seaman Paper
South Gardner Hotel
St. Paul’s Episcopal
Standard Chair
Superior Kitchen
Sweet Retreat
Szoc Surveyors
TLC Pet Salon
Wheelen Supply
Yankee Piano
*Many silent contributors

Upcoming Events

Gardner City Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

8:00AM- 2:00PM


Come visit GEHM at Chair City Oil, 525 Main St

All proceeds will benefit local homeless families!


There are many different ways you can volunteer with GEHM. If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at

(978) 868-5458 or email us at