Community

Summer Street benefits tremendously from an engaged and supportive community. People donate time and expertise, monetary gifts, services and everything from cars to houses. 

Service clubs, especially the Kinsmen and UCT, have been great friends and supporters on many levels for decades.  

Volunteer Board members meet regularly to provide governance, oversight and financial stewardship. Other volunteers share time, skill and talents by helping with activities and events.

Businesses and organizations provide employment and volunteer opportunities. These community-based programs offer a sense of value, dignity and inclusion. In 2018 alone, our clients wages exceeded $700,000 and clients spent over 14,500 hours volunteering.

Summer Street social enterprises which provide training, employment and operating revenue depend upon and thrive because of community support.