The focus of the Gardner Emergency Housing Mission is providing short-term (3-6 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
As of February 1, 2019
GEHM has rented an apartment to house client families. GEHM is able to aid one family at a time. Soft referrals come via the Gardner Public Schools. Families identified within school district as being housing insecure, receive an intro letter about GEHM.
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.
$925/month, 2-3 families per year
to our generous financial supporters!
Anthony Liquor Mart
Blue Moon Diner
Boucher Funeral Home
Butler’s Garage CFNCM Endowed Fund
Circle of Women
Citgo Lube & Repair Center, Winchendon
Community Foundation of North Central MA
CM Chartier Contracting
East Coast Brotherhood 532
Chair City Oil
First Baptist Church Gardner
Fitchburg East Rotary Club
Fitchburg State University
Flood, Mr & Mrs Fred
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
Leger’s Saw Sharpening
Mack Funeral Homes
Montachusett Home Care
Northeast Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Parker House of Pizza
Pera Land Surveying
Planet Fitness Gardner
Rep. Jon Zlotnik
South Gardner Hotel
St. Paul’s Episcopal
TLC Pet Salon
*Many silent contributors
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Location: North Central Bike Path
Bowl to STRIKE OUT Homelessness
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