The Parmenter Foundation


Our Mission

Thank you for joining our mission to help Metrowest families better cope with serious illness, death or hardship.We support local programs that create the greatest community impact, including:

  • HEARTplay and Camp Erin Boston, the award-winning children's bereavement support program and summer camp;
  • A subsidized bed at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland;
  • The Parmenter Food Pantry, providing food for Wayland families in need;
  • MetroWest Free Medical Program in Sudbury, providing free and low-cost medical care to uninsured and underinsured families;
  • Behavioral Health Partners of Metrowest, streamlining access to mental health services; and
  • Family Promise Metrowest supporting homeless families to achieve sustainable independence; and
  • Dora Efthim Healing Garden, a peaceful place for quiet and reflection located at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence.

For further information on any of these programs, please visit