Commitment to our Community

Birch Hill has established a tradition of supporting community-based charities that benefit the needy in Greater Boston and in other New England cities and towns. In 2015, we made contributions to the following organizations:

Boston Health Care for the HomelessBoston Health Care for the Homeless Founded in 1985 as one of the first Health Care for the Homeless programs in the country, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is committed to a singular, powerful mission–to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston's homeless men, women and children. www.bhchp.org

Casa Myrna VazquezCasa Myrna Vazquez (Boston) is a multi-cultural organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in the lives of women and children through advocacy, prevention and intervention programs. www.casamyrna.org

Crossroads for KidsCrossroads for Kids (Boston) is dedicated to creating a safe and caring community where young people from at-risk environments discover a sense of belonging and a passion for life. With their summer camp programs as the starting point, Crossroads provides life-changing experiences and year-round support that builds trust and healthy relationships kids can count on throughout their childhood, teenage years and beyond. www.crossroads4kids.org

St. Francis HouseSt. Francis House (Boston), a non-sectarian organization, provides safe, caring, respectful and dignified refuge for homeless men and women. www.stfrancishouse.org

Friends of the Children – BostonFriends of the Children – Boston is a revolutionary mentoring organization committed to supporting, developing and fostering high academic achievement and strong character development of children from at-risk communities in order to avoid cycles of poverty, abuse and violence. www.friendsofthechildrenboston.org

Healing Abuse Working For ChangeHealing Abuse Working For Change (Salem, Mass.) HAWC provides services and support to domestic violence victims residing in the 23 cities and towns on the North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures, and access alternatives to living in a violent situation. http://hawcdv.org/

Preble StreetLovin' Spoonfuls (Boston) facilitates the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste to local community organizations. It is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community www.lovinspoonfulsinc.org

Preble StreetPreble Street (Portland, Maine) advocates for and provides a wide array of services to people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty. www.preblestreet.org

Rhode Island Community Food BankRhode Island Community Food Bank Hunger in Rhode Island has reached its highest level since the US Department of Agriculture began tracking the statistic more than a decade ago and the state is ranked 13th in the nation for "food insecurity." The Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger in the state. www.rifoodbank.org

Adoption and Foster Care MentoringSilver Lining Mentoring (Boston) empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. www.silverliningmentoring.org

Vermont Food BankVermont Food Bank's mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships that will eliminate hunger in the state. The organization collects and distributes food to its member agencies that serve over 66,000 Vermonters suffering from or at risk of hunger. www.vtfoodbank.org

Womanshelter/CompañerasWomanshelter/Compañeras (Holyoke, Mass.) is dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering those whose lives are affected by battering and abuse. Founded in 1980, the organization has sheltered more than 2,000 women and children and assisted 30,000 others through community-based support programs. www.womanshelter.org