Changing Lives. One family at a Time

Casa Nueva Vida is a family homeless shelter with a number of educational and supportive services that help to break the chain of poverty in the community. 

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Our Beginning

Manuel R. Duran founded Casa Nueva Vida in the basement of a local church. Casa was the response to the particular need for the growing number of Hispanic families. The shelter began operating in 1987 with enough space for four families. In 1989, Casa Nueva Vida officially became an independent non-profit agency and started running seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Demand and need far exceeded the capacity of the shelter, and in September of 1993, the shelter moved into a beautiful three-story, six-family home in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood.  


“Education is the key to break the chain of poverty in our communities.”

— Manuel R. Duran, President & CEO


Case Work


We help every client by guiding them through the steep path they’re on. 

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to help homeless families gain the education and skills needed to permanently pull themselves out of poverty and into stable, affordable housing.




We help clients go through all the steps necessary to help each one find affordable housing.


Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in Casa Nueva Vida by donating or volunteering at a local shelter. We at Casa Nueva Vida appreciate your commitment. Every minute you spend giving to us we can spend giving to the homeless communities in need. We are undoubtedly grateful for the support.

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