The Homepage: Spring 2011 eNewsletter from The Home for Little Wanderers
Bob gets ready to begin his cave rafting adventure during ASCL's community service project in Belize this past December.

FEATURED STORY

One Boy's Journey from a Silent World to College Life

Bob Boisvert is a young man who has had to overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today. He began life in a quiet world, diagnosed with hearing loss in both ears at an early age, and struggled with feelings of isolation and depression throughout his childhood. Today, Bob is realizing his college dreams as a student at The Home's Academic Support for College and Life program. His inspiring story is a reminder of just how much children can achieve when they are given the resources and opportunities to succeed.

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Mark Your Calendar

May 25: Voices & Visions

Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Every year we celebrate the creative spirit of children at our annual gala fundraiser, Voices & Visions. This year the theme is "Cultures of The World" — a chance to see the world through the eyes of children.

June 2: Waltham House Casino Night

The Estate, Boston, MA

Betting on The Home is a sure thing, but all we can guarantee at Casino Night is that you will have a great time for a great cause! All proceeds benefit Waltham House, The Home’s program that provides a safe and supportive living environment for GLBT youth.

June 27: Generous Masters Golf Marathon

Black Rock Country Club, Hingham, MA

Now into its 17th year, Generous Masters is a great time for all golfing enthusiasts. Play 36 holes, meet friends old and new, then relax with cocktails and dinner, all while supporting The Home!


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The YARN 'family room' and music studio where aspiring musicians can practice their craft.

The Home Opens New Community Center for Young Adults

The Home's newest program, the Young Adult Resource Network (YARN), has become a place to turn to for many Boston youth who are still involved with the Department of Children and Families and are essentially facing the transition to adulthood on their own. YARN acts as a support system for these young people, assisting them in areas ranging from housing to employment and their overall well-being.

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Jerbeth Sikorski, teacher at KCC, keeps a student engaged by using the SMART board.

SMART Boards Make Magic Happen in the Classroom

The Home recently introduced a new technology into the classrooms at all three of its special education schools. The interactive SMART Board projects information from a computer onto the whiteboard, allowing the teacher and students to use their fingers or a pen to write, draw and interact with content on the surface of the board. This amazing technology is especially powerful for special needs students, enabling them to learn in new and exciting ways that keep them engaged.

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Marc Denofrio, Waltham House Program Director, accepts the award along with The Home's President and CEO, Joan Wallace-Benjamin.

Recognition for Waltham House

The Home's Waltham House program was honored to receive the 2010 Greater Boston Business Council (GBBC) award for Excellence for an Outstanding Non-Profit Organization at a ceremony on January 7.

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Sun Life Financial employees raised money for The Home by holding a bicycle-building competition.

With a Little Help from our Friends

Support from our donors make it possible to give the children in our care those little extra things that most families take for granted. Sun Life Financial, Magic 106.7 and WCVB-TV’s Bianca de la Garza are just a few examples of those who have recently made a difference for our kids.

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Did You Know?

The Home is the largest provider of behavioral health services for the Boston Public School system.

Our clinicians are on site in 38 schools helping children deal with complex issues such as mood disorders, depression or anger. The Home's clinicians are able to provide individualized care, helping to improve educational outcomes.

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