Now that we have opened a second house at 1178 Peabody (Loretta's House), we are serving six families at a time...three in each house. The adjustment has gone very smoothly and one of the wonderful surprises is that we are now enjoying a total of fourteen children. We love seeing their excitement (and exhaustion) when they get home from daycare and summer camp each day. And watching the little ones cuddle with their moms gives us a special sense of why the Dorothy Day House exists.
The sense of "home" is important to all of us and we are happy that our children feel comfortable and loved in the DDH. In years to come we hope they remember their time of homelessness as a time of real security and joy.
Our special thanks to all the volunteers who have recently helped with childcare, transportation, special outings for the children and school supplies. You are a big part of what makes the Dorothy Day House so unique!
Read more from our July Enews here: https://conta.cc/2AsYPop