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Restoring Hope & Rebuilding Lives this Christmas

Dear friend,

Have you ever had to ask yourself, Where will I find my next meal?, Where
will I sleep?
, or Where can I find a hot a shower?—could you ever feel safe again?
Each year, Net of Compassion helps nearly 3,000 people struggling with poverty or experiencing homelessness; people asking themselves these very questions…every day…even on Christmas.

The mission of Net of Compassion is straightforward: treat every person we encounter with compassion, kindness, and love; meet their most immediate needs for food, shelter and clothing; and match them with the support and services they need to live a healthy and productive life. This essential and powerful work is made possible by contributions from people like you. Please give today.

Make a Donation
When you give to Net of Compassion, you:
  • Provide hot meals on Main Street every Saturday
  • Prepare a warm bed to someone who has nowhere else to turn
  • Shower and clothe someone so that they find warmth and dignity
  • Feed a family choosing between groceries and heat
  • Send staff trained in recovery support into the shelter and the streets
  • Connect people with health care, support and services they need to heal and thrive

Quite simply, when you give to Net of Compassion, you restore hope and rebuild lives.

Thank you as always for your generosity, support, and compassion. Wishing you a blessed and safe Merry Christmas with family and friends,

Richard Gonzalez, Executive Director

Program Highlights

Video by Nate Killian.

Joshua’s Showers

The shower trailer unit was donated by long time friend and supporter of Net of Compassion, Sophie Kozaczka of Keller Williams on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester. Sophie lost her son Joshua to substance use disorder on Nov.12, 2019. She wanted the shower trailer to serve as a tribute to Josh's life, to be a tangible reminder that people still love and care for the homeless and those suffering from substance use disorder. She hopes that this loving environment may spur some to recovery. The shower trailer is funded, in part, by the United Way of Central MA.
Watch A Full-length Video!

Still going strong...celebrating 11 years!

Grace Closet and Grace Pantry expand schedule!

We've added an additional day (Fridays) at Grace Closet and Grace Pantry. As we increase capacity, we make it possible for more of those in need to get the food and clothing they need.
We're always accepting donations of clean, gently used clothing for men and women at Grace Closet. We also accept donations of food items to fill the food pantry. You can learn more about making donations at our website.
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Getting in the Holiday Spirit!

Guests at Hotel Grace were getting in the Christmas spirit making gingerbread houses. It’s the little things!
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Your monthly gift provides consistent funding for the essential work
of providing ongoing support for our programs. That consistency brings
hope–all year long–to some of the most vulnerable among us.

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By committing today to monthly giving, you will make a
tremendous difference for those experiencing homelessness.
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Volunteer Highlights

Shawn and Tammy return to voluteer to repay the kindness they experienced when they were guests at Hotel Grace back in 2016. Photography and story by Danielle Cutillo

Repaying Kindness

Meet Shawn and Tammy. In 2016, they were some of our first guests at Hotel Grace, but on December 5, 2021, they were our volunteers who cooked and served dinner for sixty guests. “In 2016 (due to medical reasons) we became homeless and that was the same year Hotel Grace opened. The first night we arrived Richie said, ‘Welcome to Hotel Grace,” Shawn explained. That week Tammy decided to purchase a poster board and stencils and created our Hotel Grace logo, which we still use here today. “We utilized the shelter that first winter and the second winter. In 2018 we finally got housed and spent a few years in a small apartment. We just recently got a bigger place.” Shawn follows Net of Compassion on social media and saw we were looking for someone to provide dinner on Sunday. “I know it was short notice but we put it together because Hotel Grace gave us a lot. Hotel Grace gave us our life back.” Tammy and Shawn explained. Richie, Father Madden, and all of the volunteers treated Shawn and Tammy with respect and dignity. “Hotel Grace has done an amazing thing for the homeless population in the city. To be able to give back a small part made us feel good tonight.”

Thank you Shawn and Tammy. You will always be part of our family.♥️
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Thank you to those who provided photography. Shower trailer video created by Nate Killian.
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