Recently, we signed a lease on beautiful office space at 185 Columbia Road in Dorchester. With the expanded space of our new location as well as the added amenities, we will be closer to the community in which we are involved. We will be sharing space with Catholic Charities, which delivers adult education, child care, support for basic needs, and counseling for families in Dorchester and beyond. City Mission’s focus on preventing family homelessness is an ideal match for these services.
In our most recent strategic plan, City Mission identified that our Beacon Hill location was no longer serving our programs as well as it once had. We understood that moving will make possible new ways of engaging with and empowering our community. We cannot wait to see how that vision bears fruit once we’re settled in.
Even as we rejoice in this new chapter in City Mission’s history, we are sad to say goodbye to the Congregational House, the building that has been our home since its construction in 1898. More than a place simply for desks, files and the day-to-day work of City Mission, the building represents a physical and lively connection to our historic congregational roots in Boston, and a community of friends and colleagues who have true hearts for justice and inclusion. 14 Beacon has been a blessing both for our organization and for our city. We will miss it.
We will complete the move at the end of August, and there will be many opportunities to celebrate this change and give thanks for our long tenure at 14 Beacon Street in the months to come. Please stay tuned!