Growing and Giving Back

Place of Promise encourages residents to take various opportunities to grow. With the support of Place of Promise, individuals can pursue degrees at U Mass Lowell or Middlesex Community College. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and to explore a variety of career and educational resources throughout the community and greater Boston area. Others pursue a HISet Certificate formerly GED), job training or certificate training.

We believe that learning to give is integral to growing. As residents heal, grow, and mature, they are often able to take on new roles at Place of Promise that allow them to give back as much as they receive. Several staff and board members originally came to Place of Promise as residents. Place of Promise staff are always willing to attend a church service or gathering to share our blessings with those who give to us.

Our work program provides volunteer opportunities through which an individual can gain skills for future employment. In good weather, a group of our current residents offer their services as landscapers, painters and general handymen. Please contact the office if you have any tasks that they could complete for you!