Day by Day...From our Executive Director


"Joy and Sadness, too."

Nothing can quite match the joy we feel when a family moves out of the Dorothy Day House and into their own home again.  After months and months of struggle, the parents and children feel like there is space in their being for new hope and new dreams.  We all rejoice!

Of course, there is always a tinge of sadness when a family moves, too. The staff and volunteers have built relationships with the children and parents. We have invested ourselves in making sure that every day is a better day for them.  And then they are gone.

Happily, most of our families choose to stay in touch with us. They text us, send pictures, stop by for visits....and we are always glad to see their continuing success. 

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