Founded in 1967, Project Place began as a dedicated safe haven for runaway teenagers, especially at-risk and drug-addicted youth. In the 1980s, Project Place shifted its role in the community by serving adults and adding drop-in and referral services, including legal services, life skills, advocacy, information and counseling.

Education, job and computer literacy training were added, in response to our clients’ increased requests for skills and resources required for employment. In response to the shifting homeless population in Boston and their specific needs, Project Place has changed and expanded over our 50-year history; but, our mission remains the same: to promote hope and opportunity for homeless individuals by providing the skills, education, training and personal support necessary to obtain employment and housing and, most importantly, sustain economic stability and independence over a lifetime.