Highlight On: Community Champions

Our St. Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester is so much more than a shelter; it is an essential community resource. Particularly over the last nine months responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has been busy distributing food and essential items to not only the residents of the shelter, but also to those in need in the surrounding neighborhood.

We are fortunate to have amazing community partners who help CCAB in our goal of helping those in need in our local communities.Check out some recent news from St. Ambrose Family Shelter and the wonderful partners who help us make a real difference:


The Westwood Boy Scouts Troop 3 has completely multiple service projects at St. Ambrose Family Shelter over the years and we are so grateful for their support. We recently presented them with a volunteer award for their assistance, including building our playground fence, repairing wooden garden benches and, most recently, creating a new composting bin for our garden. Thank you for your continued support for our shelter!


Last month, we received a generous donation of 200 masks from the Boston Area Mask Initiative. The team at St. Ambrose is distributing these masks along with food and gift bags this holiday season.  Thank you, Boston Area Mask Initiative, for helping to keep our neighbors safe throughout the ongoing pandemic.



A friend of Catholic Charities recently donated 30 handmade hats to the St. Ambrose Family Shelter, which went to families in the shelter and individuals in our community who have been visiting the shelter for lunch and dinner meals throughout the pandemic.  Thank you to this kind donor for your generosity and helping keep people warm as the weather continues to get colder.