Winter Morning Hours Now in Effect
Winter Hours at the Day Center: Volunteer Opportunities
With the cold weather arriving, the need for shelter increases. On any given night, 3.5 million people are homeless in the United States according to estimates of the National Coalition for the Homeless in 2007. The Day Center, the only day shelter in the Waltham/MetroWest region, is now open mornings from 7:30AM to 9:00AM, weekdays until April 6, 2012. This will be in addition to our regular hours of 1:30PM to 4:30PM weekdays, including most holidays.
We are aays looking for volunteers, including for morning hour coverage. We will be offering orientation as well as additional meetings to answer more specific questions and/or concerns. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Marilyn Lee-Tom at 781-392-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our morning program is supported by the Waltham Ministerial Association. Many thanks to them!
The expanded hours were announced in the Boston Globe. Read the article here.
Our Fall Gala Fundraiser Was a Great Success!
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We thank all who came as well as all who helped make the event a success. We especially thank our advertisers:
Would you like us to speak to your organization?
We'd love to visit your organization, church, business, club, etc., and talk about our mission and how we address the needs of the homeless and people in need in Waltham. We'll talk about who we are, why we were founded, and how we operate. We'll tell the stories of our guests -how they came to need our help and how we work with them to stabilize their lives and move them toward housing, jobs and self-sufficiency. We'll also talk about how we build a sense of community amongst our staff and guests and the ways in which dignity and respect can rebuild lives. Presentations of any length can be arranged as well as discussion groups.
If interested, please contact our Executive Director.