The Homepage: Summer 2012 eNewsletter from The Home


Standing by Luis

With The Home's guidance, a young man turns obstacles into opportunity

For most young people, 18 is a special birthday, a milestone into adulthood that brings privileges and freedom. For Luis, turning 18 was the worst thing that ever happened to him...

Life had never been easy for Luis. When he was nine, he and his younger brother were removed from their mother’s home due to neglect. Custody was given to his father and grandmother, but before too long the boys were once again removed by the Department of Children and Families. They spent the next couple of years being bounced between separate foster homes.


Same Name, New Look - Our name isn't going anywhere, but this September, The Home will launch a new brand, including new logo and messaging. Learn more.

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Aug. 1 - Sept. 28
Back-to-School Drive

Back-to-School Drive
Children in The Home’s care have the same “back-to-school” needs as all kids, but many of them rely on your generosity to make sure they are ready come September. Receiving a new backpack filled with school supplies prepares them for a successful school year and boosts their self-esteem and confidence.

September 18
Home in One - Women Connecting for a Cause

Brae Burn Country Club,
West Newton, MA

Home in One
Join us for a women-only day of fun and fundraising. Choose from an afternoon on the course, fitness activities or a few sets of round-robin tennis. This unique event is an opportunity to have a great time while connecting with women for a good cause, knowing you are raising funds to benefit The Home's programs.

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Roxbury Village Opens Doors for Homeless Youth

Roxbury Village
In July, The Home celebrated the opening of its newest program, Roxbury Village, which provides housing to young adults (ages 18-22) in Boston who are homeless or about to be discharged from state systems of care and are at risk of being homeless. Thanks to this innovative program, nine young people – including Luis highlighted in the story above – now have a roof over their heads and a stable environment in which to grow and thrive.


A Milestone Year for Waltham House

Celebrating ten years as a safe haven for GLBT youth

Waltham House
A decade ago this October, The Home began a very unique program — one that furthered our mission of ensuring the healthy development of all children without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Waltham House, a residential group home for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth, was the first such program in New England and only the third in the nation, rankings it still holds.



You Give the Gift of Summer Smiles

Many of us can remember how we spent our summer breaks: family vacations, camps, and countless other adventures. Unfortunately, many children at The Home do not have memories of such carefree summers. Each child we serve needs and deserves a chance to have a little fun in the summertime and it is you — our generous donors — who help make that possible through your support.


Deloitte volunteers

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. Deloitte and the Mandarin Oriental Boston are just two examples of those who have recently made a difference for our kids.


Did You Know?
The Home has more than 600 employees.

Our impressive workforce of skilled staff includes 134 licensed clinicians, 5 psychiatrists, 4 psychologists, 186 direct care counselors, 24 teachers and 19 program directors, creating a wide network of support for the children and families in our care.