Walk for the homeless
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For 34 years the WALK for the Homeless has been a source of hope, reassurance and community engagement for the Greater Worcester Community.

Together we have:

  • Assisted over 105,000 families by preventing homelessness, providing quality shelter and resources to move to stable, safe housing.
  • Raised $1.9 million to support vital homelessness prevention, quality shelter and housing stabilization programs.
  • Walked 82,100 miles with over 21,000 people to raise funds and build community support for ending homelessness.

With your help, this year we will:

  • Raise $34,000 through online donations - please click the "Join Now" button above to get started.
  • Help 500 families maintain safe and stable housing.
  • Assist over 1000 additional people who need access to safe shelter, nutritional meals, and the household goods to move beyond homelessness.
  • Bring together with over 1,100 walkers and volunteers to demonstrate a community commitment to ending family homelessness.

Meet our WALK Co-Chairs

Walk/Run Co-ChairsWe are incredibly thankful to have Fr. John Madden and Kevin O’Sullivan, Co-Chairs of our Annual Walk for the Homeless.

Fr. Madden serves as the pastor of St. John Parish in Worcester. Through his leadership, the parish offers critical outreach and services to downtown Worcester’s at-risk populations. Specifically, St. John’s Food for the Poor and its after school programs have had a tremendous impact on the local homeless community and at-risk youth.

Kevin O’Sullivan is President and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives. Kevin was a founding member of the Committee on Homeless, former Director of Friendly House, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and a State Representative. Kevin’s firm commitment to the Worcester has helped foster a vibrant and thriving community.

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WALK photography by Joe Santa Maria - Kill the Ball Media