At the Community Day Center, the guests value friendships and provide support to each other. They are surviving in what seems like hopeless situations.
Men and women at the Day Center face complex challenges including physical and emotional abuse; domestic violence; physical disabilities and mental illness; poverty; homelessness, joblessness; and the destructive coping dependencies that lead them into alcoholism, drug addition and legal issues.
- Day-time drop-in center
- Internet and Phone Access
- Advocacy and Referral
- Health Access
- Legal Access
- Housing Referrals
- Job Search Assistance
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We serve all who seek help. We tend to serve people located in Waltham and the surrounding cities and towns, but we see guests from as far away as Boston.
Race and Ethnicity (2009 - statistics change from year to year):
- 60 percent Caucasian
- 30 percent Hispanic
- 9 percent African-American
- 1 percent other
- 65 percent men
- 35 percent women
In a typical, recent month we helped forty guests, each facing an average of two major challenges:
- Homelessness: About 65 percent are homeless, and of these, 80 percent are in shelters, and 20 percent are on the streets.
- Poverty: All of our guests have low or no incomes.
- Mental illness or other disability.
- Alcohol or substance abuse issue.
- Unemployment/Underemployment: About 35 percent are employed, mostly part-time.
We are building a community to remove barriers and provide resources so that our Guests can realize their full potential. Come join us!