The Board and Staff of FOCUS are excited to announce that FOCUS has purchased a building at 114 Temple Street in Somerville, MA, where we will offer housing to 15 homeless young women who have aged out of foster care.
FOCUS has long been working with The Home for Little Wanderers on this
project and expects to open to residents very soon.
The building will be known as FOCUS@114 and the residential program, Somerville Village, will be run by The Home for Little Wanderers.
The Home for Little Wanderers provides vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development. For more than 200 years, they’ve earned a reputation for doing whatever it takes to strengthen vulnerable families and keep children safe in their own communities, even when they don’t have family support. Serving children and youth from birth to 22, The Home for Little Wanderers makes a positive impact on over 7,000 lives each year through a network of services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care. In addition, a number of innovative programs provide specialized assistance to youth transitioning to adulthood from state systems of care. Learn more at www.thehome.org.
The Home for Little Wanderers has launched its newest program to help transitional age youth, Somerville Village: Support for Higher Education. The two story house, FOCUS@114, is conveniently located in Somerville around the corner from a stop for the MBTA #95 bus, has 15 bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a large kitchen, ample living area and designated study and office space. The innovative program is designed to enable young women who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness to pursue post-secondary education by providing housing, therapeutic, emotional, and educational supports. Learn more at www.thehome.org.