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Director's Corner

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

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Watch an Interview with Marilyn Lee-Tom about the Photo Exhibit "Homelessness From Our Eyes"

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Faces Exhibit

Watch an Interview with Marilyn Lee-Tom about the Exhibit

The Community Day Center of Waltham

The Community Day Center of Waltham, a not-for-profit organization, is the only day shelter in the metro-west area.  We provide a warm and welcoming place for the homeless and those who may feel alone and isolated.  By building a trusting relationship with our guests and providing them with access to services, they move beyond crisis and move toward self-sufficiency. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  In the winter months, we are also open in the morning from 7:30am to 9:00am.

Who Do We Serve?

The Community Day Center serves individuals who are:

  • homeless
  • lacking a permanent, safe and affordable place to live
  • living in isolation
  • have experienced emotional or physical abuse
  • have multiple and complex problems and have fallen through the cracks of our human service and legal systems
  • under-employed or not employed
  • poor


Would you like us to speak to your organization?

We'd love to visit your organization, church, business, club, etc., and give a talk about our mission and how we address the needs of the homeless and people in need in Waltham.

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Save The Date!
Community Day Center Holiday Party
1:30-4:30 pm
Thurs. Dec. 18, 2012

We Need Your Help

We are giving out backpacks and duffel bags to each of our guests at our holiday party this year.  Backpacks have a lot of utility for homeless people. We are looking for individuals, churches and other groups to commit to donating money to purchase them for us.

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We Are Getting a New Home!


We are very close to completing the remodel on or new home on Felton Street. But like all projects, a few ugly surprises were in store.

We're about $35,000 short and going for a last push to fill this gap.

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Our new home!


Our Supporters:

The Jones Partnership   Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation   Crescent Suites Hotel   The Elephant Walk    The Cabot Family Charitable Trust    Watertown Savings Bank    Bird Precision   The Cipper Ship Foundation   Yankee Fleet - Providing ocean adventures since 1944