somerville homeless coalition

‘How do we build community through this?’: Local Businesses React To Coronavirus

Small businesses, nonprofits, and arts establishments in Somerville have been seeing the effects of the coronavirus firsthand. As the city shuts down, it seems that no industry is exempt from the impact of the pandemic.  While some storefronts and organizations have temporarily closed their doors, others have chosen to take steps to reinforce their support […]


Wrap Around at Mudflat Open Studios

Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, our annual sale of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). This year, we’re bringing the sale to various locations throughout Somerville. Join us at Mudflat Open Studios for a weekend of art and good cheer. Stop by do some shopping that does lots […]


Wrap Around at Vernon Street Open Studios

Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, our annual sale of handmade knitted/crocheted/sewn goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). This year, we’re bringing the sale to various locations throughout Somerville. Join us at Vernon Street Open Studios for a weekend of art and good cheer. And, bring some canned goods. Vernon Street […]


54 Things You Can do to Make Change in Somerville

Somerville is home to a veritable army of nonprofits, community organizations, meet-ups and groups working to make our little corner of the world a better place. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and want to do something right now, why not find other people who are doing something awesome and ask, “How can I help?” Here’s […]


The Inside Out Gallery Inspires “Art Moments” in Davis Square

You might not even notice it as you hustle through the doors of the CVS in Davis Square to pick up toothpaste or toilet paper, but the building is home to a beloved, hidden-in-plain-sight art exhibition space known as the Inside Out Gallery. Introduced more than eight years ago as an arrangement between the building […]


Animal Professionals Prepare to Open the Somerville Pet Food Bank

“Every day, people are literally choosing whether to feed themselves or their pets.” That’s Marjie Alonso, a co-founder of the Somerville Foundation for Animals. You may know the foundation as the group behind the annual Somerville Dog Festival, a big, furball- and family-friendly event, the proceeds from which go to various animal charities in the area. But Alonso says […]


SCOUT PICK: Support the Somerville Homeless Coalition With Beer & Bowling

“Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to have a party at a bowling alley with music and friends and merriment to raise money for a great cause?” That little thought was all it took for Spencer Lawrence to organize tomorrow’s bash at Ball Square Bowling to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Lawrence isn’t officially involved with the Coalition, but […]



Tiny Homes: Solutions for the Haves and Have Nots

by Carli Velocci Photos by Miranda Aisling People are lined up around the parking lot at the former Waste Management site, nearly from end to end, all to get into what looks like a shed. The tiny home sits on a trailer bed in the middle of the Somerville Big Tiny House Festival as small […]