• Homeless man dies after sheltering in dumpster.
  • Plymouth Taskforce for the Homeless founded by Constance Melahoures, Greta Couter, Doris Johnson and other representatives of the Plymouth Area Interfaith Association.
  • “Overnights of Hospitality” emergency winter sheltering program for single men begins: five churches alternate as shelter sites.


  • Dr. Robert Nahill offers the Taskforce the use of a home to house five men.
  • Affiliation with the Plymouth County Housing Alliance (now the South Shore Continuum of Care) begun.
  • Taskforce bylaws adopted, Board of Directors elected. 501(c)3 status approved.
  • Start of informal collaboration with Father Bill’s/Mainspring (FBMS).


  • First annual golf tournament fundraiser undertaken.
  • Daily lunches provided at alternating church locations.


  • Shelter-related zoning and state fire-safety issues resolved.


  • Town Meeting approves acquisition of transitional housing at 368 and 370 Court St. with Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. Eight formerly homeless men take up residency with two house managers.
Nest Step house
368 & 370 Court Street


  • First website established.


  • Town Meeting approves the acquisition of 366 Court St. with CPA funding. Four formerly homeless women and one house manager take up residency.
property at 366 court street
366 Court Street


  • Organization re-named Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness (PTEH).
  • Taskforce contracts with FBMS to fund one overnight shelter chaperone.
  • “Spotlight” Fundraiser held at Plimoth Plantation.


  • 'Walking Home' Fundraiser begun.
  • Care-oke Night Fundraiser held.


  • Free bi-weekly laundry service provided for homeless at local laundromat.


  • Overnight shelter program moves to local hotel in response to Covid-restrictions.
  • Emergency appeal raises $150,000+ to pay for hotel residency.
  • FBMS & PTEH sign memorandum of understanding formalizing collaboration.