Brookfield Congregational Church

Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457

Abby's House Shelter

The Church’s wider mission has long supported Abby’s House.

Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby’s House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. Abby’s House was one of the first shelters for women, with or without children, in the U.S. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby’s House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester area designed to meet the needs of women and children.