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Haley House, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Programs, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Job Training


Haley House is dedicated to helpingthose made vulnerable by the harshest effects of inequality move towardwholeness and economic independence. We offer collaborativeliving and working environments that BUILD communities and connections across boundaries;MODEL creative alternatives that confirm the intrinsic dignity and worth ofeach person; and CHALLENGE the attitudes and structures that perpetuatesuffering.


Target demographics: Homeless or previously homeless men and women, ex-offenders, low-income youth and families

Geographic areas served: Greater Boston

Programs: Begun as a house of hospitality in 1966, Haley House has since developed into a multi-faceted organization that addresses human needs through four unique, interconnected branches: • The direct services program: a soup kitchen, food pantry, senior meal program, and clothing room in the South End • The housing program: 106 units of permanent, affordable housing scattered throughout the South End • The farming program: an 18-acre biodynamic farm in Winchendon Springs, Massachusetts and a school-based urban community garden in the South End • The bakery café: a social enterprise complete with a full-service café, catering, and wholesale departments, balanced with extensive community programming in Roxbury’s Dudley Square

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