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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"

Cick here to watch


Faces Exhibit

Watch an Interview with Marilyn Lee-Tom about the Exhibit

A New Home for the Day Center! UPDATE

Felton Street (click to enlarge)In case you hadn't heard, we have bought a building in downtown Waltham and we now occupy our new home at 16 Felton Street! (The buiding was formerly Franca's Pizza Restaurant.) We are initially occupying the second floor which gives us 2000 square feet of space with a kichen, comfy sitting areas, office and consultation space, and plenty of storage. We're excited aboutour new home and the oportunity it gives us to improve and expand our services and serve more people in need.

Click here to watch a film by Tim Colomba abouit the new center on Vimeo.

We still need your help! Many people and organizations have donated to make this dream become a reality, but like most projects, a few last minute surprises were in store: We need to install a new Heating/Air Conditioning unit (we thought the last one had a little life in it, but no) and our new kitchen requires an expensive hood and ductwork. In short, we still need to raise another $20,000 to pay off our remodeling cost nd to buy furniture and supplies. If you have donated already, we are reaching out to our existing supporters for a top-up. If not, here is your chance to be a hero... Help us over the top with your donation of any amount and be a part of this next phase of the Day Center!

Make a Donation to our Capital Fund

You can make a special donation to our Capital Campaign in a couple of ways. We will receive the maximum benefit of your generosity of you mail us a check to:

Community Day Center of Waltham
Capital Campaign
16 Felton Street
Waltham, MA 02453

You can also make an online donation with a credit card. Donate using the button below which will take you to the Network for Good website, our secure donation service. Important: To be sure your donation is directed to our Capital Campaign, please fill in the "Designation" box with "Capital Campaign".

Make a donation via Network for Good

Thank you for your generosity! Our new location is open from 1:30 to 4:30 on weekdays and from 7am to 9:30am seven days during the winter. We sincerely hope you will drop in and say hello.

P.S. In order to purchase this building, we have had to dip into money set aside for day-to-day operations. We need to replace this money. We know we ask often for donations, but this is an especially urgent time for us. Please consider making an extra donation to our operating budget by clicking here, or learn about volnteering and other ways that you can help by clicking here.

Announcements

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