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Director's Corner

Guest Survey Results Announced

Over the last couple of months, we have been conducting surveys of our guests, as well as other homeless or displaced persons that we have met around Waltham. We asked about our programs and how we could better serve the community.

Click here for a summary of the results.

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

Click here to read the poem

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 or lack a permanent, safe and affordable place to live, or are living in isolation
  • are experiencing or have experienced emotional or physical abuse
  • have multiple and complex problems and have fallen through the cracks of our human service and legal systems
  • are poor, unemployed, or under-employed


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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We Are In Our New Home!

Just before Christmas we moved into our new home on Felton Street! Thank you to all our supporters who made this happen, tboth with their labor and with their donations. We could not have done it without you!

We still need things to set up our offices and kitchen. Please click here to learn how you can help

Our new home!


Our Supporters:

Village Bank The Jones Partnership   Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation  First Commons Bank   The Cipper Ship Foundation      The Cabot Family Charitable Trust    Watertown Savings Bank    Bird Precision  Yankee Fleet - Providing ocean adventures since 1944