Physical Health

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Women’s Lunch Place

Women’s Lunch Place inspires hope and supports the development of self-sustaining skills for women experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. We create a safe, welcoming day shelter community in which we respect the dignity of our guests. We build trusting relationships to provide individualized, integrated services focused on nutrition, health, housing, and economic empowerment.
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The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer

Since 1979, The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer has served as a home away from home for children with cancer and other life-threatening hematological diseases and their families. As an essential part of their overall care, The House provides families with no-cost and convenient accommodations in a safe and comfortable home-like setting. Here, children, families, and caregivers find comfort and support among staff, volunteers, and other families facing the life-changing realities of childhood cancer.
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Simon’s Heart

Simon’s Heart was started for a boy named Simon who died before his time. Every chapter that we’ve written contains the names of families and children who have been impacted by heart conditions and/or sudden cardiac arrest. Vision A future in which parents and communities don’t lose children to detectable and treatable heart conditions. Mission To create and advance innovative and evidence-based programs, policies, and research that prevent sudden cardiac arrest and death in children, teens, and young adults. Values Curiosity . . . about what causes, and what can prevent, sudden cardiac arrest and death in youth Integrity . . . in the evidence and data that drive our programs and policies Empathy . . . for families, educators, coaches, pediatricians and communities impacted by sudden cardiac arrest Innovation . . . in programs that engage families and advance the science. Collaboration . . . with medical professionals, industry leaders, and policymakers.
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Runway for Recovery

Runway for Recovery provides families with a continuum of support along their journey with breast cancer. We seek to improve the lives of those who are currently affected by breast cancer by supporting their varied needs at critical times during their journey. This has profound impacts on the long-term overall health of the entire family. This work includes support services for survivors and grants to aid with the disease’ lasting financial impacts for stage IV and bereaved families.
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One Mission, Inc.

One Mission is a pediatric cancer charity that does whatever it takes to make life brighter for kids fighting cancer and their families. One Mission programs make living in the hospital less lonely and stressful, bring back joy and hope in a time of fear and uncertainty, and give children and their families the support they need to get through the emotional distress and financial challenges pediatric cancer brings.
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MAss Mentoring Partnership Inc.

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them and assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, making them feel like they matter. For this reason, Mass Mentoring Partnership’s (MMP) mission is to ensure that all young people in Massachusetts have the mentoring relationships they need to develop into thriving, engaged adults, resulting in vibrant communities.


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