MAR Charitable Housing Grant Recipient: Pittsfield Community Connection

The REACT Committee is pleased to announce that they have secured a $1500 grant under the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS Charitable Housing Grant for Pittsfield Community Connection.

Funds received will be utilized by Pittsfield Community Connection for their Shannon program, also known as the Yes! program.  Yes! has been established for young men and women in the community between the ages of 10-24 that have experienced poverty, been victimized by criminal activity or who have perpetrated violent acts themselves.  Clients are given an outreach worker to assist with daily life tasks and ensure clients stay on track.  In many cases, these young individuals are the bread winner of their family.  The program provides the consistency needed to keep clients in their homes and paired with a mentor from the community.

We are honored to be of assistance in this very worthwhile endeavor.

To learn more about Pittsfield Community Connection please visit their website.  Should you be interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Jane Dunlop for more information.

Have a suggestion for a housing related charitable organization for the next MAR Charitable Housing Grant submission?  Please email Sue O’Brien.