How We Help the Homeless The expressed mission of The Friends is to help homeless people in Hampshire County live with dignity by providing emergency shelter and related services, creating housing, and advocating for the homeless.

Volunteer The Friends is an entirely volunteer organization. This means that donations go almost completely to services. It also means that we’re always on the lookout for more volunteers! Volunteer jobs range in scope from once or twice a year to monthly or even weekly in a few cases.

Donate Some $35,000 is needed each year to cover the operating expenses of the shelter and also to support our auxiliary programs. Our donors’ generosity truly helps keep our shelter doors open. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and truly do make a difference.