Project Hope

Filed Under: Education, Employment, Families, Shelters
550 Dudley Street
Roxbury, ma 02119
Phone: 617-442-1880
Fax: 617-238-0473
Who to Contact
Main Office

Project Hope provides shelter, education, job training, childcare and housing support services to families. Below is the list of Project Hope programs with enrollment opportunities:

Adult Educational Services (AES): AES offers three levels of full-time Pre-HSE and HSE instruction to women 18 years of age and older who need to improve basic academic skills. The program includes foundation classes in Next Steps Planning and Women of Strength, a variety of electives and opportunities for career exploration and internships. 617-442-1880 X239

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): ESOL offers part time classes to improve English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for women 18 years of age and older. 617-442-1880 X251

Higher Education: The program provides support for participating students interested in attending college, including accessing financial support through colleges’ financial aid offices and the One Family Scholars program. 617-442-1880 X239

Career Development/Job Training
Workforce Development & Employer Partnerships (WDEP): WDEP was founded to assist women—single mothers predominantly—and other community members in the Dudley neighborhood who found that without adequate training and an accessible path to employers their dreams of living wage jobs were out of reach. WDEP provides the link between community residents and work, supporting them with:

  1. Job readiness training
  2. Access to career ladder job opportunities, and
  3. Ongoing case management support for a full year after job placement

To register for an upcoming open house, click here ( For questions about open houses, please visit our frequently asked questions page. If you have additional questions, please call 617-442-1880 ext. 218 to leave a message. A staff member will return your call.

Collaborative Shelter Program
Collaborative Shelter Program is an opportunity for homeless adults who are interested in job readiness training or educational referrals. Referrals to the Collaborative Shelter Program are made by shelter staff. 617-442-1880 x239

Housing Services
Homelessness Prevention and Housing Search Services: A team of experienced staff provides housing counseling, landlord negotiation, budgeting advice, and housing search assistance workshops to families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 617-442-1880 x219

Family & Children’s Services
Children’s Center: Teachers trained in the field of Early Childhood Education foster the development of the children in a safe and educational environment. The Center is a full-time, year-round program accredited by NAEYC. Hours of care are 7:30am-5:30pm and transportation is provided for families with a Child Care Choices voucher. Open to children ages 2 months to 5 years. 617-442-1880 X280

Home-Based Family Child Care Network: Project Hope’s network of licensed child care providers, many whom have national credentials and college degrees, provide high-quality care in Dorchester, Roxbury, South End, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and Hyde. Multi-lingual (English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole) providers are available for part and full-time child care. We offer help accessing subsidized child care, and transportation services are provided in some cases. 617-442-1880 X216

Service hours

M – F: 8:30am – 5pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Programs are primarily for homeless, formerly homeless or low-income women with children. The Adult Education program is open to women over the age of 18. The job training programs and housing services are open to all individuals.

Shelter requires referral from DTA. Financial assistance is only provided to families with children under the age of 18.


Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 5, 2019