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ReVision Family Home
Victory Programsí ReVision Family Home, located in
Dorchester, Massachusetts is a shelter for 22 homeless women and their
young families and pregnant women that provides life-stabilization
services, intensive housing placement services and vocational case
management services. ReVision Family Home is directly connected to Victory
Programsí ReVision Urban Farm and also provides hands on nutritional
services to shelter residents.
The residents of ReVision Family Home receive support for their young
families in helping them learn to address their needs and increase
self-sufficiency. The shelter also operates a day-care program for the
children while their mothers participate in other services such as housing
search or job-readiness.
Originally called ReVision House, the program began as a very small
grassroots effort to positively impact the lives of young homeless mothers
and their children. As ReVision House established itself it quickly became
a proud accomplishment of an impoverished block. Concern for the
nutritional well-being of both the shelter residents and the surrounding
community led to the creation of a small garden to grow fresh food. This
social-enterprise venture has grown into the 1-acre farm located across
the street now known as Victory Programsí ReVision Urban Farm.
Since opening in 1990, ReVision Family Home has helped hundreds of
homeless women and their children make healthy choices while moving toward
housing stability and independence.
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