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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

Our Board and its Charter

The Community Day Center of Waltham is operated by a nine-member corporate board, which meets monthly.  Members serve for three-year terms. The annual meeting is in March.
The board is committed to filling future vacancies with new directors who bring even stronger connections to the business and civic sectors in Waltham and neighboring towns. The board nominating committee is actively seeking a roster of community leaders to fill these vacancies as they arise. Note: We currently have vacancies - please contact us if interested.


The role of the Board of Directors of the Community Day Center of Waltham is:

  • To appoint an Executive Director who shall administer the Day Center, direct its day-to-day operations and execute the policies of the Board.
  • To exercise final and absolute legal powers of the Corporation, including the power to receive, disburse, borrow and lend funds.
  • To determine major personnel needs, fiscal and program policies of the Corporation, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
  • To give final approval of all budgets and program proposals and to oversee that activities are undertaken without extravagance or waste.
  • To enforce compliance with all applicable terms and conditions of grants, contracts and contributions.
  • To periodically review, and if necessary restate, the organization's mission.
  • To provide leadership and support in the fundraising efforts of the organization.
  • To continually seek ways to broaden the organization's base of support.
  • To appoint a Nominating Committee annually and other Committees as required for the effective management of the organization

Current Board of Directors

  • Miles Hutton, board President
  • Barbara Blakeney, board Vice President
  • Betty Rots, Board Clerk
  • Michael Colomba, real estate developer and hotelier, Board Treasurer
  • Alan Bone, minister (retired)
  • Bill Fowler, Waltham Councilman
  • John McBrine esq., attorney
  • Max Parish, Coordinator for Hunger and Homlessness, Brandeis University
  • Diane Walsh
Miles Hutton, Board PresidentBarbara Blakeney, Board Vice PresidenMichael Colomba, Board TreasurerBetty Rots, Board MemberAlan Bone, Board MemberBill Fowler, Board MemberJohn McBrine, Board MemberDiane Walsh, Board MemberMax Parish, Board Member




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