- Who We Are
- Our Programs
- News & Events
- Giving Options
WELCOME TO VICTORY PROGRAMS
Victory Programs is a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families who are homeless and may have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and mental illness. Providing a welcoming environment, our compassionate and inspiring team is committed to helping our clients and members regain health and restore hope through immediate access to safe and stable housing. Victory Programs operates 19 health and housing programs in Boston, Cambridge, and Topsfield and serves more than 3,200 people every year.
“Go to the place with the red door. They take everybody.”
Right now, the entire world is preoccupied with questions of exposure and protection — and our clients, very understandably, feel more exposed and less safe than anyone ever should.
Homeless, with a great many living with substance use disorders and/or chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and mental illness, we need to do all we can to keep our red doors open so we can help them cope and remain healthy, stable, and safe.
Rest assured that we have planned for every scenario, making every effort to minimize the effect of COVID-19 across each one of our 19 programs, 3,200 clients and 250 staff members.
Your support is crucial to ensure the survival and sustainability of our programs that provide shelter and services, information and guidance, and professional, compassionate care.
Victory Programs urgently needs your help today.
The red doors, our doors, remain open. But we need your support now more than ever as we face significantly increased operating expenses – for staffing, cleaning, protective gear, and more – and to help cover the loss of revenue we’re experiencing, especially from cancelled fundraising events.
Help us achieve our fundraising goal of at least $75,000 by April 30 to help keep Victory Programs’ red doors open!
Click HERE to donate and learn more.
Thank you for your ongoing partnership, continued support, and compassion for those experiencing hardship. We’re in this together!
There are more ways to support our cause: Sign up for and shop through Amazon Smile and make sure you designate Victory Programs as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% to us – and that adds up! You can also order items to support our programs and have them delivered directly to our door. Visit our wish list to see our most urgent needs and mailing shipping address.
THE BOSTON LIVING CENTER (BLC) IS OPEN
The BLC is OPEN. New member hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To-go breakfast and lunch will be available every day – takeout breakfast will be available starting at 10:00 am & lunch at noon. For more information visit, www.vpi.org/boston/
A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SARAH PORTER
Responding to health crises has been part of our line of work for decades, and each time, our red doors have remained opened. This time won’t be an exception.We have developed a multi-staged response that adopts guidelines issued by public health officials and allows us to continue to foster a welcoming environment to those in need. As the situation unfolds, we will continue to be responsive and strategic. In this time of great uncertainty, I do know this for sure: We need to stay together, take care of one another, and look after our communities.
OUR MOBILE PREVENTION TEAM IS OUT AND ABOUT
March 16, 2020 – Dig Boston: OUTREACH VAN ADDRESSES MORE THAN JUST COVID-19 TO AID THOSE ON STREET
March 12, 2020 – Boston Herald: City’s homeless are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus, advocates say
Victory Programs opens doors to recovery, hope, and community for individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction or other chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS.
Find us on GuideStar!
Our clients share their experiences with Victory Programs in this moving video.
March 13, 2020 Dear Victory Programs' community, I am reaching out to share some updates about Victory Programs’ response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Responding to health crises has been part of our line of work for decades, and each time, our red doors have remained opened. This time won’t be an exception. The health and safety of those accessing services, staff, friends, and supporters, continue to be our top priorities. We have developed a multi-staged response that adopts guidelines issued by public health officials and allows us to continue to foster a welcoming environment to those in need. We provide services to more than 3,200 individuals in Greater Boston each year – many of whom have immune systems that can be easily compromised and are disproportionally burdened by health crises. Victory Programs is built on the idea that everyone should have access to services in times of personal or community crises. In light of this pandemic, we uphold that mission and plan to continue to provide the safety, help, and resources, individuals need. To date, there are no confirmed cases within any of our 19 programs, many of which function 24/7. We are adopting the suggested actions from the CDC, Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health, and the Boston Public Health Commission including:
December 4, 2019 Dear friends and partners of Victory Programs: We are pleased to announce Sarah Porter as Executive Director of Victory Programs, Inc. after both a thorough interview process and a unanimous vote by the Board in support of Sarah’s appointment. Sarah is well qualified to lead Victory Programs’ next chapter. As interim CEO of the agency, she proved adept at managing the strategic and operational aspects of Victory Programs while also being a true leader during a transitional period for the agency. Sarah partnered effectively with the Executive Team and the Board of Directors during this time and clients continued to get the highest levels of service in line with our mission. With Sarah and the Executive Team’s partnership, we, the Board, spent most of this past year looking at data and talking to a wide range of stakeholders about Victory Programs’ place in the community as part of a strategic planning process. This work continues today and there will be more to come as Sarah transitions into her new leadership role. What we do know for sure is that the strategic planning process reinforced the vital purpose the agency serves today and will serve into the future. It also highlighted the strength of the agency’s partners including local and state governments, foundations, private funders, and other community-based organizations. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support allowing us to advance Victory Programs’ mission each and every day. Sincerely, Victory Programs Board of Directors
5/3/2018 - Congratulations to the lucky winner of last night's raffle, George Wong! George will have the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on #PrideNight, June 7, when the Sox face off against the Detroit Tigers. Special thanks to everyone who helped make this unique opportunity possible, especially our friends at Big Night Entertainment Group, Boston Chops, Boston Pride, the Boston Red Sox, Eastern Bank, and Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar!