The Community Day Center of Waltham provides day shelter and support services to adults who are experiencing homelessness. We strive to create a safe, judgement-free culture that is grounded in hospitality, compassion and mutual respect.

We provide a caring environment where our guests feel safe and supported. At the Community Day Center of Waltham, we know that many of our guests simply need a place to relax, and we create that space by serving a nutritious meal, providing soft, comfy chairs, and the opportunity to read a book, chat with friends, or finish a puzzle. We also know that other guests want the resources that can help them improve their lives. Our case manager and trained student interns can assist with a wide range of services and referrals.

Core Values

At the Community Day Center of Waltham, we believe that all people, no matter where they are on their life journey, deserve to be treated with dignity. We hold true to the basic tenets of hospitality where the host welcomes the guest with goodwill; and we expect that the guest returns the same level of respect.

Registration

The Community Day Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization registered in the State of Massachusetts


History

The Community Day Center of Waltham opened its doors in September 2003 in a church basement on Alder Street. The need for a drop-in day center in Waltham had been identified a few years earlier by a group of concerned citizens that included community activists, church leaders, and individuals who could speak directly to the homeless experience. Together they envisioned a place where adults in need could find respite, nourishment, and support services during the daytime hours when no other services for the homeless were available. The Community Day Center was opened from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays, and provided lunch, computer access, a mailing address, telephones, and referral services to approximately 50 people each day.

In December 2015, through the generous support of donors, the Community Day Center moved into its new home on Felton Street. With expanded hours and extended case management services, the Community Day Center continues to serve up to 50 people, Mondays through Fridays.


Contact Us

 

Address

16 Felton St.
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 392-6311

Hours

Summer: M – F: 12:30PM – 4:30PM
Winter: M – F: 7:30AM-9:00AM and 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Staff

Executive Director:  Carolyn Montalto
Email: director@communitydaycenter.org

Case Manager:  Nina Lordi
Email: nina@communitydaycenter.org

 

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