Stabilization EMPath’s Stabilization program works aggressively to assist families who have recently moved out of an EMPath emergency shelter into permanent housing in neighborhoods throughout Boston. The families receive 12 months of state-subsidized services designed to help them establish their new homes and build economically stable and secure lives.

STEPS Striving Toward Economic Progress and Stability (STEPS) provides 57 homeless families emergency housing in apartments throughout Boston. These temporary residences offer the flexibility to shelter two-parent families, larger families, and those with special needs. Community-based living arrangements allow families greater independence as they work closely with a program mentor to become self-sufficient and move into permanent housing, obtain employment or increased wages, and savings.