"In shambles..." June eNews

“In shambles…”

As I walk through our new property at 1161 Peabody, I see a house in shambles. It was used by the previous owner for storage for years and maintenance was at a minimum. The floors, the walls, the woodwork, the windows, even the exterior walls need extensive repair. It will be a big job, but we can make it a third Dorothy Day House if we are willing to put in the time, the work, the money and the prayer.


We know we can make it beautiful again.

Images from Joseph’s House, opening in early 2020.

Images from Joseph’s House, opening in early 2020.


And as I think about that house, I also think about the families who are in our care. They, too, come to us in shambles. Often they have no job, no car, no support system, not enough education, only minimal resources and burdened with hopelessness and depression. Getting them on their feet is a big job...often one that seems impossible at the beginning. But we know from experience that we can make life good for them again. It always takes their determination, our work, your support and some prayer. That combination makes all things possible.

Thank you for being part of the transformations that are happening at the Dorothy Day House!

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