For over 25 years, every December the employees of Thornton Law Firm LLP purchase and wrap hundreds of presents for families and children living in transitional housing provided by Heading Home, a fantastic charity aiming to end homelessness in greater Boston.

Families with children remain the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. There are an estimated 4,100 homeless families Massachusetts alone, including 839+ families who are living in motels.

Heading Home serves nearly 1,600 homeless people in Greater Boston annually. Their clients are both individuals and families spanning all ages, from infancy (and even pre-natal care) to elderly. A typical homeless family consists of a single mother in her 20s with 1-3 children; the majority of their family program participants are young single mothers. People with disabilities are disproportionately homeless; they also provides specific services for individuals with disabilities both directly and via partnerships with housing development corporations. Heading Home also provides its clients with critical services such as life skills, financial literacy, and job training.… Read More


Posted by Patricia M. Flannery on Dec 11, 2014 12:38:00 PM   Left to right: Joan Silvio, Sandi Goodwin, Dodie Rodrigues and Pat Krippendorf We are proud to support Heading Home, Inc., the charitable organization that has been working to end homelessness in the Greater Boston area since 1974. This is the 25th year Thornton… Read More


Do you know the average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts? It’s …. 8. Eight years old is the average age of a homeless person in our state. Families are now the homeless population’s fastest growing segment, comprising more than one-third of the homeless population. According to the Massachusetts’ Coalition for the Homeless, as of October 29, 2013, there were approximately 4,100 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts’ Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. On any given night in Greater Boston, more than 7,000 people are homeless, including 3,000 children.… Read More