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Follow Us As We Create an Urban Vegetable Garden

Our Urban GardenGardening is just about over for the season and we're already thinking about how to make next year's garden bigger and better. We'd like to again thank thos who helped: Waltham Works, Healthy Waltham, the Brandeis BBOG Students, and the CDCW guests and staff who picked and prepared food from this successful garden.
       - Marilyn

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

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Our Beginnings

In 2001, a group of homeless individuals, community activists, and local church leaders identified a critical gap in services for the homeless in Waltham. Many of Waltham’s homeless are residents of overnight shelters which require them to leave the premises early in the morning. The Salvation Army operates a breakfast program in the mornings and the Bristol Soup Kitchen provides dinner in the evenings. Between noon and 5:00 p.m. the options for safe, productive places to stay are extremely limited.

The community group worked together for two years to make the Day Center a reality. The Day Center opened its doors in September 2003 in the basement of a local church and has averaged approximately 50 guests daily.


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
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
Crescent Suites Hotel

The Elephant Walk

The Cabot Family Charitable Trust

The Jones Partnership

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