The Homepage: Fall 2012 eNewsletter from The Home


A New Beginning for Longview Farm

Our children say “thank you” for making it possible

Longview Farm Campus

Just before the start of the new school year, Longview Farm in Walpole opened the doors to its new educational center and residences. The Knight Children’s Center, our oldest program in Jamaica Plain, shifted its operations to the new campus, and what was once a vision became reality.


The End of an Era


The closing of the Knight Children’s Center in Jamaica Plain is the end of a long chapter in The Home’s history.


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Mark Your Calendar

Nov 26. - Dec. 21:
Big Wishes Gift Drive

Big Wishes Gift Drive Help us make holiday wishes come true for the children and families in our care. There are lots of ways to participate in our gift drive, from wish lists to our gift card challenge.

Nov. 29: Stuff-a-Truck


Boston Common | Legacy Place, Dedham

Join WCVB-TV and The Home by helping us to fill two Bernie & Phyl’s trucks — one at the Boston Common and another at Legacy Place — full of gifts for children in our care in just one day!

Holiday Cards and Calendar for sale!

Boston Marathon Numbers

Interested in running the Boston Marathon while raising money for The Home? Each runner must raise a minimum of $7,500. To learn more, contact Jamille Benson at or 617-927-0682.

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A Place to Go, a Chance to Give Back

ASCL students volunteer in Cape Verde during the holidays


A community service trip to Cape Verde during last year’s holiday break was full of opportunities and firsts for seven youth in The Home’s Academic Support for College & Life (ASCL) program. The trip was part of their experience as students of this unique collaboration between The Home and Bridgewater State University that provides a four-year college program for youth aging out of state systems of care.


One Less Thing to Worry About, Thanks to You

Back-to-School Drive 2012

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Back-to-School Drive, making it our most successful one yet! From companies and girl scout troops to individuals, your support helped us to ensure that students from across The Home's programs had the supplies needed to start the school year and made a huge difference for our many families who are struggling to make ends meet.


Golfing for Good

Generous Masters Golf Marathon

It was a busy and successful golf season for The Home! Almost 70 golfers played 36 holes at our 18th annual Generous Masters Golf Tournament at the end of July and in September, our 5th annual Home in One event saw 80 women hitting the golf course, tennis courts or the studio for some yoga and Zumba.


With a Little Help from our Friends

With a little help from our friends

Support from our donors and volunteers makes it possible for us to provide the "extras" that most kids and families take for granted. Noble and Greenough School, Tyco and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are just a few examples of those who have recently made a difference for our kids.


Did You Know?

More than 2,300 children in Massachusetts are currently waiting to be adopted.

November is National Adoption Month and we like to shine a spotlight on this sometimes overlooked population of children in foster care who need a stable, loving home. The Home works with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to place these “waiting children,” who are predominantly 5-11 years of age, with families who can provide the care and support they need. Learn more about our full-service Adoption Program.