Our Mission

Hearth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly. This mission is accomplished through a unique blend of prevention, placement, and housing programs all designed to help elders find and succeed in homes of their own. To this end, all housing operated by Hearth provides a creative array of supportive services that assist residents to age with dignity, regardless of their special medical, mental health, or social needs. Hearth believes these goals are best accomplished through respect for elders and staff, with the desire to see both achieve their highest degree of potential.

 
Three of Hearth's Founders with current CEO Mark Hinderlie (right to left: Anna Bissonnette, Ellen Feingold, and Sandra Albright)

Three of Hearth's Founders with current CEO Mark Hinderlie (right to left: Anna Bissonnette, Ellen Feingold, and Sandra Albright)

Our Beginning

Hearth was founded as The Committee to End Elder Homelessness, Inc. (CEEH) in 1991 by a group of seven professional women with diverse experience in housing, finance, health, and human services. They realized that elders were a growing percentage of the homeless population and that no one was expressly addressing the issue. Now in our twenty-fifth year, Hearth is an expert on the challenges and solutions of ending elder homelessness.