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Thank You to
Jones Partnership!

We are grateful for a recent grant from the Jones Partnership Fund of the First Parish in Waltham.

From their Website:
"Since 2009 the Jones Partnership Fund has enabled the First Parish in Waltham to undertake a partnering experiment with other community activists through grants that support the programs and projects of Waltham non-profits with whom we share concerns."

A Poem Written by one of Our Guests "Heavens Grocery Store"

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Watch an Interview with Marilyn Lee-Tom about the Photo Exhibit "Homelessness From Our Eyes"

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Faces Exhibit

Watch an Interview with Marilyn Lee-Tom about the Exhibit


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 director@communitydaycenter.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!

Read the Article in Wicked Local Waltham

We thank all who came as well as all who helped make the event a success. We especially thank our advertisers:

Mount Auburn Hospital

Watertown Savings Bank

Lee, Yee & Company

Massachusetts Medical Society

Crescent Suites Hotel

Stephen Lyle Contracting

Peter J. Koutoujian

Grandma's Attic Thrift Shop

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

Would you like us to speak to your organization?

Presenter Fran Dragon (click to enlarge)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.


We Are Getting a New Home!

We are excited to announce that we have bought a building nearby and are in the process of making it the new home of the Community Day Center.

We need help with remodelling and furnishing our new location... Please click here to learn how you can help

Our new home!

Our Supporters

The Jones Partnership

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Crescent Suites Hotel

The Elephant Walk

The Cabot Family Charitable Trust

Watertown Savings Bank

Digital Credit Union

Bird Precision

The Cipper Ship Foundation

The Cipper Ship Foundation

Yankee Fleet - Providing ocean adventures since 1944

Cape Ann/Gloucester