In 2014 alone, the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) prevented 353 individuals from becoming homeless through their case management and housing program services. 152 of these individuals were children. Additionally, through programming like Project SOUP, 1,752 people had access to food.
Created as an annual sale of knitted goods to benefit SHC, The Wrap Around Project has grown into a yearlong campaign that combines art and activism to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in our area. Somerville’s homeless population is comprised of elders, single working adults, disabled individuals, and many families with children from newborns to teenagers. The typical homeless family that SHC serves is a mother with two children.
The Nave has a number of exciting events planned throughout the year to promote and support the work of SHC. We hope that you will join us in wrapping our arms around our community.
Calendar of Events
Please note: Below, you will find a sample of past programming. Dates for 2017 events will be posted by September 1, 2017.
The Great Fiber Swap
Open exchange of all things fiber
Saturday, September 10, 2016; 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
FREE event, but please bring a door donation of school supplies or toiletries to support the SHC.
Wrap Around Sale
Our annual sale of handmade goods to benefits SHC. Stop by and pick up some scarves, hats, bags, and lots more. Get it for yourself, or give as a gift.
October 20-11, 2016
Get a head start with your gift giving with this preview sale
SALE DATES & HOURS:
November 19-December 18, 2016
Closed Thanksgiving weekend November 26-27, 2016
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016; 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of music, desserts, and gift shopping all to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition