City Mission is unique. We work for program participants by empowering them to improve their lives. In addition to providing direct services, City Mission also advocates for systemic change in public policy. We work in both the city and suburbs, building bridges across perceived boundaries. Our work includes raising awareness in issues of social justice and providing volunteer and service opportunities.

Guided by our principles of engagement, education, and empowerment, City Mission’s strategic focus is preventing family homelessness and all our work is designed to serve the most vulnerable people in Boston.  Today, our work includes collecting coats for children, educating students on social justice, celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of learning, and empowering women to remain as important members of their community and stay housed.