Phone Number

6 Mulligan Street
Natick, MA 01760
United States

Resource Type
Autism Welcoming Initiative
Greater Boston /
Age Ranges
Adulthood (22+) /
Infants and Toddlers (0-4) /
School-Age (5-13) /
Transition-Age (14-21)
Languages Spoken
English /
Portuguese /

Our mission is to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support.

We serve low- and moderate-income families with at least one child under the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our families are Massachusetts residents, with priority given to families from the Metrowest region. We welcome all genders and family compositions as long as all adults were part of the nuclear family and living together when the family became homeless.

One of the many benefits of our new, on-site shelter is that we now have the capacity to safely house children with special needs. Our building is now fully accessible, and we have the flexibility and resources to adapt spaces to meet different family requirements.

The Family Promise of MetroWest took our first step toward becoming an even more inclusive organization by inviting the Autism Alliance of MetroWest to our Day Center to provide an “Autism Welcoming Business” training for our entire staff.

Executive Co-Directors Allison Daigle and Pam McKillop offered an engaging and comprehensive training that they’d carefully customized for our shelter setting, and they left us with scores of ideas for making sure our space would be welcoming for these special kids. They also left us with a toolkit of supplies to share with families, designed to meet the unique needs of a person with autism.