Join us for a special evening celebrating caregivers and supporting Ethos!

 
 

How you can help.

In Massachusetts, six out of ten elders who live at home cannot afford basic necessities such as food, housing and medications, let alone the care they need to be safe at home.

 
 

Care. Compassion. Community.

Promoting the independence, dignity, and well-being of the elderly and disabled through the coordination and delivery of high-quality, affordable home and community-based care.

 
 

Join Our Team!

We are currently hiring for positions within the Community Relations, Home Care and Counseling & Supportive Services, and Administration Departments. Positions range from program coordination to client services. Ethos serves a very diverse clientele and our 115+ staff reflect that diversity. People of color and those who speak a foreign language are encouraged to apply. All applicants are welcome.

 
 

Home Care

The home care program provides a variety of services to people 60 and over who meet state-mandated guidelines for income and physical need for services. If the need for services includes relief for a caregiver, there are not any income limits. In all cases, there is a sliding fee scale.

Support Our Seniors

We need your help to give back to those who have already given so much to our community.

Featured Programs

Home care

The home care program provides a variety of services to people 60 and over who meet state-mandated guidelines for income and physical need for services. If the need for services includes relief for a caregiver, there are not any income limits. In all cases, there is a sliding fee scale.

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Personal Care Attendant

The Personal Care Attendant program (PCA) is available to people of any age who have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth and need assistance with at least two activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, taking medications, eating, transferring or moving inside of the home.

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Nutrition

The Ethos Nutrition program started in 1973 and is one of more than 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. Through its home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) and congregate meals (Community Cafés)  programs, Ethos provides well over 1,200 meals to seniors who need them each day.

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Resources for Older Adults

Home Care

Meals on Wheels

Community Meals

Healthy Aging

Mental Health

Recent News

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Free Farmer’s Market Coupons for Seniors – 2024

Ethos is pleased to announce that starting Friday, June 28, 2024, we will begin distributing free Senior Farmers Market Coupons at our Community Cafes and other locations throughout Boston. These coupons can be exchanged for eligible foods such as fresh…
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Stay Safe During Boston’s Upcoming Heat Advisory: Tips and Resources

With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s from Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20, 2024, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Boston. Ethos would like to remind everyone to stay safe during this period…
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Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at the 2024 Annual Pride Luncheon

Nearly 350 LGBTQ+ seniors, friends, allies, and supporters gathered in Dorchester today for the Annual Pride Luncheon, marking one of the largest and most vibrant celebrations for older adults in New England! This event, filled with joy and unity, showcased…
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Ethos Awarded $150,000 Cummings Grant

ETHOS AWARDED $150,000 CUMMINGS GRANT Boston nonprofit receives 3 years of funding from Cummings Foundation BOSTON, MAY 24, 2024 – Ethos is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program.…

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Our History

In 1972, Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs issued a call for grassroots coalitions to support a program to keep elders out of nursing homes. Called “Home Care,” it was one of the nation’s first efforts to create an alternative to the institutional models of caring for the elderly that had prevailed since the poorhouse. […]

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