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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"

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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

Community Day Center in the News

June 19, 2011: See an article in the Boston Globe about th Day Center!

March 24, 2011: We celebrate our 8th year in operation with our Annual Meeting (we were incorported in March of 2003). Incoming board President Angela Lordi opened with talk of vision and thanks. The meeting was then hilighted by a terrific talk entitled "Hospitality, the Gift that Keeps on Giving" by Reverend Karen B. Montagno, Interim Priest at St. Cyprian’s Church and Interim Director of Congregational Resources & Training at the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. We shared food and rekindled our friendships with supporters and community leaders. At the end, outgoing board President Rev. Lydia Hews bid a fond farewell, and we talked about the coming year.

Board president Angela Lordi speaks (and links) Executive Director Marilyn Lee-Tom Morning Program Director Joan Murray and board member Fran Dragon Rev. Karen B. Montagno speaks on "Hospitality" Waltham Councilman Stephen Rourke and oard member Michael Colomba Volunteer Coordinator Karen Coleman Miles Hutton and Marilyn Board members Miles Hutton and Michael Colomba Our friends, Michelle and Prince Marilyn and Councilman Stephen Rourke New board member Michael Colomba Marilyn, Christina Camacho and Joan Murray Board members Angela Lordi and Miles Hutton Prince and Larry Johanna Rodriguez and Julie Land of WCAC-TV Arnold and Betty Rots with Angela Lordi Outgoing board president Rev. Lydia Hews

February 21. 2011: Members of the First Christ Church of Mansfield CT visit the Day Center. Here are some photos (click to enlarge):

February 18, 2011: Article in The Justice.org (Brandeis University): Under Brandeis University's "Be Our Guest" program, students donate their guest meals, and their dining services company gives them the equivalent in food to bring to shelters and prepare a meal. Here they are preparing and serving meals to the Day Center guests. Andrew Mandel is the  student community service coordinator at Brandeis. Here are some photos (click to enlarge):

Brandeis students Diana, Talia, Andrew Mandel, Andrew and AndreaGames of chess ensued!

February 4, 2011: Waltham Tribune article: Waltham's homeless feel the brunt of a harsh winter

December 29, 2010: Boston Globe article on Brandeis University Dining Services Holiday Pie Sale benefitting CDCW

December 27, 2010: Our Holiday party was a great success! Here are some photos (click to enlarge):

Angela serves roast porkPaul serves lasagnaPlenty for all!Karen hands out backpacks full of personal and fun giftsA pink hatWarm glovesPaul and guest PaulaLydia, Kathryn, Karen and FranMarilyn Lee-Tom, CDCW Executive Director (2nd from left) and Lydia Hews, CDCW Board President (center) accept proceeds of the Brandeis University Dining Services Pie Sale from Christine Chase, Brandeis Dining Services Human Resources Director (left), Sarah Conduragis, Brandeis Dining Services Marketing Director, and Matthew Thompson, Brandeis Dining Services Executive ChefMarilyn, Professor Sharyn Lowenstein of Lasell College, Lydia Hews

December 19, 2010: Boston Globe Article "Helping the Homeless" features Marilyn and her efforts to give out backpacks to the homeless this Christmas.

November 22, 2010: VIDEO: Extract from WCAC program about the "Homelessness From our Eyes" photography exhibit.

November 12, 2010, Boston Globe: "Waltham's homeless document hope and hardship through camera lens"

November 10, 2010, Walham Tribune: "Waltham's First Presbyterian Church hosts homeless photography exhibit"

November 5th, 2010, The Lasell College News: "Lasell College and Community Day Center Launch Homelessness Exhibit".


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