Friday, June 21, 2024

Temporary Emergency Family Shelter Update to the Fort Point Community

A brief update from the UUA to the Fort Point Community

The Temporary Emergency Family Shelter at 24 Farnsworth St. is in its final two weeks. We are happy to share that placements have been located for all the families staying as guests; moving out has already started the week of June 21st, and will continue through the next two weeks, staying flexible due to the heat advisory. Students are finishing out the year at Boston Public Schools. We remain on track to complete these placements for all guests so that they can move out by the June 30 deadline. Operations continue to be smooth, without any disruptions or major concerns. 


Our community partners who operate the shelter, the Boston Refugee and Immigrant Community Coalition, are still in need of certain home furnishings for the apartments where they are placing the families, such as appliances, certain furniture items, etc. The South Boston Neighborhood House is accepting donated items, new or gently used only. Urgently needed items include : Microwaves, Refrigerators, Vacuums, Tables, Chairs, Pots and Pans, Silverware, Dinnerware, Toasters, Blenders, Coffee Makers, Cleaning Supplies, and other small appliancesCheck the United Way for updates. Cash donations can also be made through the United Way.


As I mentioned at the FPNA meeting, once the shelter project is concluded the UUA is returning the space to commercial leasing. We will also be re-opening the inSpirit Book & Gift Shop located on the first floor of our building. 

We’ll provide another update once the shelter project is concluded, and hope everyone has a great summer!




Carey McDonald

Unitarian Universalist Association

Executive Vice President

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