Natick Service Council Announces Program to Prevent Homelessness

NATICK, MA: April 2017

Natick Service Council (NSC) announced that it has received funding to support its new “Sustainable Homes” program designed to prevent homelessness in Natick.

The program is designed to address an affordable housing crises faced by Natick residents and thereby prevent homelessness.  Through intensive support, programming and advocacy, NSC’s case managers will develop client-specific service plans that outline short/long term goals and address barriers to economic self-sufficiency. NSC clients must be financially eligible for the program and commit to achieving long term independence. The program team will work collaboratively with community partners to provide clients the support and guidance necessary to achieve their goals.

The program is funded by a recent gift from Edward and Lillian Fassino and family, who have supported Natick Service Council for many years.  The Fassino family gift is from their charitable foundation, which they recently dissolved.  “We have always admired the great work that the Natick Service Council does and what it means to our community.  It was important to us to enable NSC to establish a fund designed to support this new program while also providing long-term sustainability,” said Edward Fassino.

“We are overwhelmed by Edward and Lillian’s generosity. This gift is so meaningful to our organization and will help to ensure that NSC and the greater community can provide the resources necessary for clients to remain safe in their homes while they seek economic independence.” said Greg Tutuny, Natick Service Council’s Executive Director.

As a private non-profit, NSC does not receive any government funding and raises all of its funds from individuals, local organizations, corporations, and foundations.  The organization will use a portion of the gift for its new program and put the remainder in a sustainability fund separate from its operating budget.