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.
“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.”
Who Do We Serve?
- Families experiencing homelessness who have children in the Gardner Public Schools
- Parent(s) must be working and have regular income
- Clean CORI
As of February 1, 2019, GEHM has rented an apartment to house client families. GEHM is able to primarily aid one family at a time. Soft referrals come via the Gardner Public Schools, Care Coordinators. Families identified as being housing insecure, receive an intro letter about GEHM.
Thank you to the LEO Club for helping to make our Pot o’ Gold BINGO a success!
The Board of Directors
President- James Deveau
Vice president- Elizabeth Jablonski
Secretary- Mary Tourigny
Treasurer- Amanda Gyles
Program Manager- Tina Augeri
Case Worker- Jessica McKinnon
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.