Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Oderra Jones - Bio
Friends of Boston's Homeless
Friends of Boston Homeless, 501(c)(3) non-profit, supports innovative, solutions-oriented programs with a proven track records that help homeless individuals transition from the streets and shelters to lead stable independent lives. They focus on removing the final barriers of transition that often city and state programs don’t have the means to cover. The final transition steps out of homelessness are often the most crucial, and we make them happen.Friends supports the emergency shelters (Woods Mullen and Long Island) and programs run by Homeless Services of the Boston Public Health Commission including Housing First, job training, adult education, employment services, life-skills development, and transitional and permanent affordable housing. These programs now help over 400 homeless men and women each year move beyond shelter to lead independent lives in our community.UMASS Boston Athletics and it’s students are excited to beginning working with Friends of Boston’s Homeless this fall.
Mission Statement: The mission of UMass Boston Athletics & Recreation is to encourage all UMass student athletes to discover and nurture the “total person” who enriches the world and brings honor to the university, now and throughout life. We encourage every student-athlete to be a champion in an environment where academic integrity, social responsibility, respect, and competitive excellence are highly valued.