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In May 2016, Victory Programs was honored to be chosen as a recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant.
Founded in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings, the Cummings Foundation was designed to give back to communities in which Cummings Properties operates. This year, Cummings Foundation selected 100 local area nonprofits that address issues relating to healthcare, social justice, education, and underserved populations, to receive $100,000 each. Victory Programs was thrilled and honored to be among the nonprofits on this magnificent list of awardees.
The grant will support the expansion of Victory Programs’ recovery services for women, which were scaled back in 2014 when the unexpected closure of the bridge to Boston Harbor’s Long Island forced us to close Joelyn’s Family Home, the 47 bed women’s recovery home located on the island. Cummings Foundation grant funds will help us to expand New Victories for Women, a 4-6 month women’s recovery home in Dorchester which opened with 10 beds in February 2016 and will expand to 14 beds later this year.
Even more exciting, however, is the new recovery home for 24 women the Cummings Foundation funding will help us open later this year. In 2015, we secured a beautiful Victorian home in Roxbury. Our #100Kfor100 grant will help pay to fully renovate the gorgeous building into a safe, welcoming space for women on the path to recovery.
This is the second time Victory Programs has been honored with a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. In 2013, the funds from the Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant program supported Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center, New England’s largest community resource center for people living with HIV/AIDS.
We are deeply grateful to the Cummings Foundation for this incredible gift, which will make a tremendous impact in the lives of so many women seeking recovery services in the Boston area.
Special Note: Over the years, Joyce and Bill donated the large majority of their commercial property to the Foundation. Today, nearly all of the buildings managed by Cummings Properties are actually owned by and operated for the sole benefit of Cummings Foundation. Clients who lease space at these properties feel good about this business decision, knowing that Cummings Buildings Power Charities. If you do lease one of their facilities, we would appreciate if you would let them know you saw this message on our site.