Author: David J. Jefferson

  • Pippin Ross

    PIPPIN ROSS is a freelance reporter.

  • Home is where the Heart is

    The opening lines of John Howard Payne’s 1823 opera, “Clari, Maid of Milan”, begins with, “Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam/Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 41% of today’s homeless are families. It is these families that are no longer familiar with […]

  • Policy Changes for the Homeless

    Homelessness is back on the agen¬da in Massachusetts. Whether the net result of this renewed attention will be overall diminishment or expansion of services remains to be seen. On May 10, homelessness was the focus of testimony presented at a hearing convened by the Joint Committee on Housing — co-chaired by State Representative Kevin Honan […]

  • Loaves & Fishes

    Serving full dinner on Saturday night. Food pantry starting at 5:00 PM and dinner served at 6:00 PM. Entrees include chicken, beef, port, fish, pasta with assorted vegetable side dished and desserts. Location Korean Church 135 Magazine Street Cambridge MA Saturday Night Dinner and Dessert Saturday Night meals program. All are welcome. 135 Magazine Street […]

  • 2010 Holiday Appeal Concluded – Success!

    In this midst of a Boston winter, we at Spare Change are proud to express warm and impassioned thanks to all of you who contributed to making our 2010 Holiday Appeal a resounding success. To date, we have raised over $18,000 through fundraising associated with the appeal, which will provide for approximately 1/8th of our […]

  • Dudley House – Heading Home

    Duley House is a new permanent supported housing program for 14 homeless women who have been homeless on the streets and in the shelters of Cambridge for significant periods of time. Occupants can remain as long as they are on a service plan that includes goals related to education and employment, as well as medical […]

  • St. Patrick's Shelter

    St. Patrick’s houses sober women ages 18 and above on a night-by-night basis in addition to its transitional program for 10 women at a time. Transportation is provided; a van leaves from 19 Brookline Street in Central Square , Cambridge , at 4:00 p.m. each day.

  • Safe Haven – On the Rise, Inc.

    On the Rise provides long-term support and assistance to homeless and at-risk women. Both breakfast and lunch are served, and women have access to private showers and phones. A guest may receive mail and up to $20 for specific individual needs. Clean clothing is available, as is a quiet place to read and nap. There […]

  • Women's Lunch Place

    At Women’s Lunch Place, breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry, and clothing are available to young women as well as to women and their children (16 years and under). Women’s Lunch Place offers assistance in accessing employment opportunities, medical and mental health services, and substance abuse treatment programs. The Place often accompanies an individual to her […]

  • Rosie's Place

    Rosie’s Place offers the following services to poor and homeless women: daily lunch and dinner; the use of showers, lockers, phones, and computers; referrals to services such as mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and primary and mental health care; and job placement. Rosie’s also offers guests an opportunity to participate in the Women’s Craft […]