Ivan Felix Creates a Path to a Successful Future
Ivan Felix is a 31-year-old Section 8 participant from Puerto Rico who enrolled in our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in 2016. When he joined the program he was struggling with keeping a job and managing his finances. He couldn't picture himself with a successful future. He had no high school education, income, credit, transportation, health insurance, or support.
Way Finders launches SNO Mass Program
Way Finders is launching a new Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) economic mobility program called Supporting Neighhood Opportunity is Massachusetts (SNO Mass)
Claudia Brito Finds a Job that Fits
Claudia is a single mother of two children who struggled to find a stable job that paid the bills AND left time to take care for her family. In 2018 she received stabilization funds to move from shelter into her own apartment. During this time she was working part-time as a Certified Nursing Assistant, however, the stabilization funds and her part-time wages were not enough to sustain her apartment and family long term – she knew she needed a full-time job.
Joseph Torro came to Way Finders in 2018 when his family’s apartment flooded.
A Massachusetts state budget that is "about people"
- Peter Gagliardi, President and CEO
Dress For Success recognizes Way Finders
Way Finders was recognized as this year's 2019 Referring Agency of the Year by Dress for Success Western Massachusetts
Janette Vigo to receive Robert J. Van Wart Award
The Robert J. Van Wart Award is given to an individual who has worked as a leader in a nonprofit or public human service organization for at least five years, and has consistently demonstrated leadership skills while helping their agency actualize its mission and improve the lives of those it serves.
Baker-Polito Administration Advances New Affordable Housing Production Throughout Commonwealth
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan joined Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., Senator Harriette Chandler, Representative Mary Keefe and local leaders and developers to announce affordable housing awards to support the creation of 643 new rental housing units, including 397 units of affordable housing.
METAR Team Finds Housing for Over 100 Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria
Way Finders' METAR team found stable housing for 107 families and individuals with an overall average of $4,000 per household provided for rehousing. 46% of households were placed in market rate apartments and the remainder found subsidized housing.
Raymond Lanza-Weil Hired as President of Common Capital
Raymond Lanza-Weil of Buckland, MA has joined Way Finders’ subsidiary Common Capital as its President, following the retirement of Christopher Sikes after 30 years in that role.