ArCS Cluster

Please consider supporting us with a donation towards our 2018 goal of $10,000

The ArCS Cluster is a group of volunteers in Arlington, Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts.

We formed in spring of 2016 as a way to try to help some of the more than 60 million displaced people around the world. Some of us participate through a house of worship, some do not.

We support people who were forced to flee their homes because of war, terrorism and other dangers. We find housing for our guests in Arlington, Cambridge and Somerville while they apply for Asylum, look for work and become independent. We also provide transportation, assistance grocery shopping and orientation to the
Boston area. We help our guests look for jobs. We teach ESL. Sometimes we just listen.

ArCS Cluster was the first cluster to be openly pro-LGBT. Two of our guests are part of the LGBT community, having had to flee their homes because it was unsafe for them as members of the LBGT community.

Click here to learn more about the ArCS Cluster or email us at anytime!

  • Default avatar
    Louise B Popkin donated $1,000.
    favorite 19 days ago
  • Default avatar
    Jane Eastman donated $51.80.
    favorite about 2 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Kelsey Barber donated $27.09.
    favorite about 2 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Olivia DeFrances donated $20.
    favorite about 2 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $1,000.
    favorite 3 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Catherine Farrell donated $103.30.
    favorite 3 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Larry Yu donated $25.
    favorite 3 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Ruth Schmidt donated $206.28.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Sandra Miller donated $206.28.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $515.24.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Judy Rottenberg donated $51.80.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Allison Rodger donated $250.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Beatrice Zimmer donated $100.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Abu Husain donated $100.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $1,000.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Sarah Trilling donated $50.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    patricia bergin donated $103.30.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Lori Kenschaft donated $200.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Carolyn Hodges donated $154.79.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    deborah wible donated $257.78.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Barbara Shapiro donated $515.24.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $99.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Jennifer Ingram donated $35.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $103.30.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $50.
    favorite 8 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Antonia/David Woods/Halloran donated $200.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Aileen Grunder donated $103.30.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Robert McKersie donated $100.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $150.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Kate Tranquada donated $15.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Coleen Cunningham donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Nabia Meghelli donated $10.61.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $100.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Abbey Eisenhower donated $50.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Linda Braun donated $50.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Noliko Utsuzawa donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Libby Gallaher donated $25.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anthony Vogel donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    alice finn donated $50.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Lois Fine donated $26.06.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Allison Tilly Carswell donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $515.24.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Gerard Silberman donated $2,060.04.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Carol Orme-Johnson donated $154.79.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Daniel Jones donated $26.06.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Lynne Jacoby donated $103.30.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Beth Soltzberg donated $72.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Shelley Hartz donated $51.80.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Anonymous Donor donated $50.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Lynette Martyn donated $25.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Sarah Trilling donated $20.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • Default avatar
    Eric Segal donated $40.
    favorite 9 months ago
  • 98f8b42f08d37790269160df5bcf3818.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Louise B Popkin

    Donated $1,000
  • 44773496e75fa9731209a564c273d90f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Jan Griffin

    Donated $103.30
  • C50d790c7285c5268eef5386fcae78d7.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Mary Mcdonough

    Donated $51.80
  • D8ec664b842a575b16b3b7a4ff36835d.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Carolyn Mc Donald

    Donated $51.80
  • 56a1fd767e025991c7a91ef164e2e445.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $31.20
  • 7204c21f3c2d340c3d7f551bc6423308.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Tina Efron

    Donated $50
  • Ebfbb9abd03b358b9f1931e247b96957.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $50
  • B445cf487daa4a2f7f42c4a374a889cd.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Jane Eastman

    Donated $51.80
  • Fcea59872a2523746b12c11b1b1304bc.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Jennifer Smith

    Donated $100
  • 1b2191c9c0e8996ff9ad4e3a6ff5a387.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Jason Suchman

    Donated $20.91
  • 123743d0fbb95cb41cedc509d68459d1.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Kelsey Barber

    Donated $27.09
  • 8df378bcf3c55e274ef57dc02f2fd38b.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $30
  • 71befb18dc08ce697cf2080bbfb05c94.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Linda Carroll

    Donated $51.80
  • 53c5bca5bf9e12e6d36a54af19e2cbd4.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    John Gawa

    Donated $100
  • 4f100652c79cb98f6dce3a7eabfa7e86.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Sammy Firestone

    Donated $20
  • 358678e25616849da18a535552047581.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Rosa Tsai

    Donated $50
  • 3898dab3dba822de9858ca0702a3a8b3.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Nandan Banerjee

    Donated $20.91
  • A3c506ba4b0c37bf61d09825bd1722c4.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Michelle Carpenter Carpenter

    Donated $25
  • 29dc70153935c6bac1203af52cf7bed9.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Justina Gilliam

    Donated $50
  • 38f4263dd4bb00664d0b71163b776b02.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Paul Skogstrom

    Donated $20.91
  • C790011c78508ff56c81431fd9500b54.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Joseph Curro

    Donated $30
  • B8dcb74d9d8b1a0ca4ad22f61510e7e3.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Olivia De Frances

    Donated $20
  • D8f1a2f9822ed6264c417f90c7866140.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Elizabeth Sweeny

    Donated $18.85
  • F1b8c5005e89ec395e9384081cd2c505.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $26.06
  • 73f53a7f02c83e8c947e5692e0ec0962.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Laura Cook

    Donated $1
  • 98f8b42f08d37790269160df5bcf3818.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $1,000
  • 6889c8b6923d2705ea5fba2fe8ae1253.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $26.06
  • D9a9546abe41b19af27ae09c8b02f1ad.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Catherine Farrell

    Donated $103.30
  • 752185e09078f375fd070e4ac883e501.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Larry Yu

    Donated $25
  • F23d45868d9f8bb4f2bc0198cce96c90.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Ruth Schmidt

    Donated $206.28
  • 27798b73533d5ab716824ae3b9560921.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Sandra Miller

    Donated $206.28
  • 644420ace44b4ce39e14fadda1034637.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $515.24
  • 4eef1436afc5b3bc95f49dfbe03d5c70.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Judy Rottenberg

    Donated $51.80
  • 027110e2542cddd3fbd587d5ff7369f9.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Allison Rodger

    Donated $250
  • C74e3f98e01d720163041067ef7f9cc5.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Beatrice Zimmer

    Donated $100
  • 506b03edde97fd808c2325c3413f6155.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Abu Husain

    Donated $100
  • 98f8b42f08d37790269160df5bcf3818.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $1,000
  • 75cf79d82160ac600096fc71ea2d9e80.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Sarah Trilling

    Donated $50
  • 9d033e6983938f82edbea39679da02d5.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Patricia Bergin

    Donated $103.30
  • 8adcbf1658f2f32c23c2207f3e7b06bb.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Lori Kenschaft

    Donated $200
  • 5c6ff784f1effc2d31d33a2b50466c61.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Carolyn Hodges

    Donated $154.79
  • D9b0d02778d66cf21addfebd8863b608.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Deborah Wible

    Donated $257.78
  • 6bd4796f15dbb4f87cc72b7f01642850.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Barbara Shapiro

    Donated $515.24
  • 51fd37c915bd435adda2a601b3d3949f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $99
  • 3507b2859e29a21baa65cfcc3597c7c4.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Jennifer Ingram

    Donated $35
  • Dd4b14c227103a6a8960a1ff183c462f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $103.30
  • Cdff468d27f668cd40fc2422bb6eb163.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $50
  • Ccdf43b8fa1054fd288cc203ec7ecb4a.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Antonia/David Woods/Halloran

    Donated $200
  • 018c1394c772a536ecb7d1aa2c28e2b2.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Aileen Grunder

    Donated $103.30
  • 72cb7b73b30738e7f2fe196c589e8daa.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Robert Mc Kersie

    Donated $100
  • 55b347123763bfff02b1412104825a1c.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $150
  • 1c5ad1e08861840f14f204d95fcc25cb.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Kate Tranquada

    Donated $15
  • 53bd369c88ce6b2fc4d15f311fe9a65f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Coleen Cunningham

    Donated $51.80
  • 023d30cf70e210172609acc0195085d7.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Nabia Meghelli

    Donated $10.61
  • 8e5f4d68ecb44997a3fabfa616dc00f7.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $51.80
  • 110f768ea1e50b2d693302649bc3fa41.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $100
  • 6ac1d778dd3869a619487007d5b915b4.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Abbey Eisenhower

    Donated $50
  • 09e46deefacd8efc1fb9931e54be236f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Linda Braun

    Donated $50
  • 4d7f68e5c42745751a7f77cb7fed12bb.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Noliko Utsuzawa

    Donated $51.80
  • 8e58a535afde8aca50639993d76b523b.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Libby Gallaher

    Donated $25
  • 759389b30e7eb3ceaf66914910e20467.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anthony Vogel

    Donated $51.80
  • B63edfc7296a8283457ceb6d983bc1a0.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Alice Finn

    Donated $50
  • De13889d7fa306d81cc62690f2a29c89.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Lois Fine

    Donated $26.06
  • Df1284a43b58bbe5db4ea50eea2c9122.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Allison Tilly Carswell

    Donated $51.80
  • B71d162cbeedfcdbe2a275ed330d5f04.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $515.24
  • 8092fd7cb91e0385982b6334c3ede44f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Gerard Silberman

    Donated $2,060.04
  • 92a87388fd59d5651b55a18238f7f260.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Carol Orme Johnson

    Donated $154.79
  • 533151645eb32dfb57b4a4d94271e5c4.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Daniel Jones

    Donated $26.06
  • 33550300a7f08c6d319aa5f091c92a7e.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Lynne Jacoby

    Donated $103.30
  • 82497d09e72e1d1a18aab795b3612e1f.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Beth Soltzberg

    Donated $72
  • 9bf27a226dcf04bbb8c2ec33949d7f15.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Shelley Hartz

    Donated $51.80
  • 9376f9d6323ef5fa49f00ea8e5398a40.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Anonymous Donor

    Donated $50
  • Fe27b6d2b57fc2ae7dcce70d7d4de561.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Lynette Martyn

    Donated $25
  • 75cf79d82160ac600096fc71ea2d9e80.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Sarah Trilling

    Donated $20
  • 45972686faa9e1181571690d820723fb.png?s=240&d=https%3a%2f%2fhopsie.s3.amazonaws.com%2fgiv%2fdefault avatar

    Eric Segal

    Donated $40