Hastings House is the original emergency shelter of EMPath. Known to Brighton residents as a home for unwed mothers until the 1970's, Hastings House is now a congregate shelter for mothers and children.
Hastings House is the longest running program. Located in Brighton, Massachusetts, Hastings is an emergency congregate shelter that accommodates 58 families. House, Program, and Mobility Mentors work closely with families to help them co-invest in themselves and their children. Working together with house, program and mobility mentors participants’ needs are identified and assessed, constraints are recognized and surmounted, and goals are created and tracked. These goals include securing employment, permanent housing, savings, and sustainable pathways toward economic self-sufficiency.