Victory Programs’ ReVision Family Home, located in Dorchester, Massachusetts is a shelter for 22 homeless women and their young families and pregnant women that provides life-stabilization services, intensive housing placement services and vocational case management services. ReVision Family Home is directly connected to Victory Programs’ ReVision Urban Farm and also provides hands on nutritional services to shelter residents.
The residents of ReVision Family Home receive support for their young families in helping them learn to address their needs and increase self-sufficiency. The shelter also operates a day-care program for the children while their mothers participate in other services such as housing search or job-readiness.
Originally called ReVision House, the program began as a very small grassroots effort to positively impact the lives of young homeless mothers and their children. As ReVision House established itself it quickly became a proud accomplishment of an impoverished block. Concern for the nutritional well-being of both the shelter residents and the surrounding community led to the creation of a small garden to grow fresh food. This social-enterprise venture has grown into the 1-acre farm located across the street now known as Victory Programs’ ReVision Urban Farm.
Since opening in 1990, ReVision Family Home has helped hundreds of homeless women and their children make healthy choices while moving toward housing stability and independence.