Liberty Mutual Gives Boston Homelessness Nonprofit Largest-Ever Grant

Liberty Mutual, a NEC member, has given the Boston-based nonprofit Bridge Over Troubled Waters its largest ever grant of $2.5 million. This grant will help the organization combat homelessness amongst teenagers and young adults and expand its supportive-housing initiatives.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a nonprofit with an annual budget of over $10 million that provides services to over 2,000 people between the ages of 14-24 per year. In 2018, the nonprofit used a $1.1 million grant from Liberty Mutual’s foundation to open the “Liberty House” in Dorchester. “Liberty House,” one of the many housing initiatives of the organization, is home to young people who took advantage of other Bridge programming and are now living independently, responsible for paying monthly rent as well as other bills. With this latest grant, Bridge Over Troubled Waters will use the funds to expand the “Liberty House” arrangement, serve more homeless people, and upgrade computers and other equipment.

“I call them about legal work, real estate work … it’s not just financial,” Elisabeth Jackson, Bridge Over Troubled Waters’s executive director, said of Liberty Mutual. “It’s really understanding what we do and what we’re trying to do with our young people.”

The New England Council celebrates Liberty Mutual’s commitment to ending homelessness in the New England region.

Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

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