Welcome Home Friends and Supporters:
I admit it - I love the month of February. I love the pink and red, and chocolate, of Valentine's Day. I love that in one of the coldest months of the year in New England, there is a day dedicated to showing people in your life that you care.
At Welcome Home we started the new year by showing 64 local families that we care by supplying them with home goods. 94% of the people who contact us are women, and 50% of the individuals we serve are children. Our volunteers continue to work hard to serve the 200+ families who remain on our waiting list. This Valentine's Day, and every day, we aim to help our clients turn housing into homes.
A case manager from Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program recently shared, "I love that they [WH] ask what colors our patients like. I have a patient whose favorite color is purple and they loaded her up with purple towels, bedding, art - she was so, so happy. I cannot imagine settling patients into housing without the help of Welcome Home."
Thank you so much for your support of our mission, and showing that you care about others as much as we do.
Julie Plaut Mahoney, Ph.D.
and The Welcome Home Team