Urban Community Homemaking was founded in 1973 by a group of women united in their desires to offer improved and expanded home services to members of their community. The program provides homemaking, home health aide, chore, and friendly visitor services to people who are disabled, frail or elderly in Boston’s urban neighborhoods.
Our goal is to prevent unnecessary institutionalization and assist and support families with care giving. In addition, our staff who are local residents, receive training and stable employment which contributes to the economic health of our community. Over 250 people receive services monthly. Nearly all are low-income clients who require ongoing home care support to remain safely in their homes.
Urban Community homemakers and home health aides provide housekeeping and personal care services to the elderly and disabled. In addition, homemakers assist in household management and child care in families where the primary caregiver is absent or incapaciated.