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Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Father Bill’s & MainSpring

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to Father Bill’s & MainSpring, in support of their campaign to fund the building of a 16,000 square foot multi-use Housing Resource Center. The Center, a new model of shelter, housing, and services, will provide support for individuals at-risk of or struggling with homelessness. This initiative is comprised of three major components: a new day center facility offering a wide array of resources, a smaller and more flexible emergency shelter space, and on-site efficiency apartments designated for chronically homeless individuals. The Center will include prevention/rehousing services, medical clinic, partner resources, community meals, and emergency shelter with 75 beds. A four-story building being built adjacent to the Center will include 30 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals.


Father Bill’s & MainSpring has been a leading innovator of ending homelessness for four decades. Their mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Southern Massachusetts with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services. They help people who are struggling with homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, achieve self-sufficiency.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation was formed by Dedham Savings for the purpose of funding requests from community organizations which

provide services to the communities that they serve.  These communities generally, but not exclusively, include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood.  Typical requests are usually received from such organizations as schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation will accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice a year.

Organizations wishing to request funding from the Foundation may apply online at


Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings is one of the oldest banks in Massachusetts still doing business under its original charter. The bank delivers technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to promote the financial success of the individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the communities it serves. Dedham Savings manages $2 billion in assets through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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