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
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.
$1700/month, 6-9 families per year
GEHM relies on the donations and support of the community
GEHM wishes to extend a special thank you to:
The First Congregational Church of Gardner for their support !
Fidelity Bank for selecting GEHM as their non-profit donation of the month!
Heart of a HERO FOUNDATION INC. for choosing GEHM to be the recipients of money in memory of Ryan Patrick Jones.
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!
2023 SUCCESS STORIES
In 2023, GEHM has helped five families become self sufficient and independent after being in a GEHM transitional apartment after 3-6 months.
GEHM has helped three families that didn’t need transitional apartments secure their own apartment by helping with first and last months rent.
GEHM was also able to fully furnish three apartments when asked to help needy families by other organizations! Gently used donations of furniture and household items from the community made this possible.
“Thank you so much for everything I can’t tell you how much you have helped in so many ways!”
Thank you to the City of Gardner for awarding GEHM Block Grant money! Your support helps GEHM to carry out our mission of ending homelessness, one family at a time.
May Yard Sale
Thank you to all who supported the GEHM Yard Sale!
Thank you to the financial supporters of GEHM!
Anthony Liquor Mart
Bjurling Charitable Foundation
Butler’s Garage CFNCM Endowed Fund
Chair City Oil
Circle of Women
Citgo Lube & Repair Center, Winchendon
Community Foundation of North Central MA
First Baptist Church Gardner
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
inConcert Web Solutions
John’s Sport Shop
Leger’s Saw Sharpening
Mayor Michael Nicholson
Mack Funeral Homes
Parker House of Pizza
Rep. Jon Zlotnik
St. Paul’s Episcopal
Stasukelis Superior Kitchen
The Velvet Goose
*Many silent contributors