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6 September 2016
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September News Update

SAVE THE WEEKEND: December 2-4, 2016

Come celebrate Haley House's 50th anniversary the weekend of December 2-4, 2016! 
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Friday evening (12/2), we'll gather for the annual Charlie King Folk Concert (featuring Bev Grant and other friends this year) at BC High (more info, ticketed event). 

Saturday during the day (12/3), we'll gather for forums about important social justice issues at the Bolling Building (more info, no ticketing). 

Saturday evening (12/3), we'll gather for a big party: delicious food, music, dancing and more (more info, ticketed event). 

Sunday morning (12/4), we'll gather for a final time of reflection and visioning at the Bolling Building (more info, no ticketing).

Click here for more information, including where to reserve hotel rooms at a special reduced rate. And start to share your stories on our Facebook Page  (#HaleyHouse50, #HH50).

Want to Work at Haley House? 


We're hiring a full-time Marketing & Communications Coordinator to oversee marketing and communications efforts on behalf of Haley House and its social enterprises. Click here for more info.

Seasons Changing: Farming @ Haley House!

Farm TeamThe Haley House farm team said goodbye to the wonderful youth crew from Hawthorne Youth and Community Center. Their last month was spent building additional hugelkultur beds, picking our abundant late summer harvest, and digging into intentional conversations about team-building and food systems. We also owe a huge thanks to our summer live-in interns for their energetic contribution to farm work!


We have been harvesting eggplant, basil, and tomatoes for Dudley Dough as well as collard greens for the HHBC so check out our Roxbury grown produce next time you’re in Dudley!

Recently, we have been enjoying the first touches of crisp fall air and have started seeding cold hardy beets and greens which will make their way to the HHBC later this season.

Our team is also excited to welcome neighbors and volunteers to a series of fall farm Saturday workdays to be followed by a community potluck. All are welcome-- but please RSVP to Eric if you plan to come (9/17, 10/22, 11/12, all from 9am- 12 pm at Thornton).

Pitch in at the Soup Kitchen!

Each year, we serve more than 36,000 meals in Haley House's soup kitchen, which has been in continuous operation since 1966! Many of our steady volunteers are students from local schools who won't be back in the swing of things until October. Come lend a hand during September when we'd especially appreciate the help!
The primary need is during breakfast (M-F, 5:30 - 10 am) but there's also a need during lunch and Thursday morning Food Pantry shifts. Volunteers help to prepare and serve meals, wash dishes, and enjoy the company of guests.For more info email Eric or fill out our volunteer application here.

Outdoor Community Tables: Thanks for Another Great Celebration!

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Thanks to all who made our fourth annual Outdoor Community Tables Dinner on August 20th such a great success. We were excited to welcome so many wonderful neighbors for such a delicious meal and great gathering of friends. Thanks especially to all who donated time, energy, and resources (especially our lead sponsor: Shawmut Design and Construction) to make the event a great success! 

Congratulations to House Slam Team!

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Congratulations to this year's House Slam Team for delivering another awesome performance, bringing home a 3rd place trophy from the World Poetry Slam last month in Decatur. This year's team included Ashley Davis, Marshall Gilson, Tru Kwene, Oompa Will, and Sam Rush. They will be honored with an official resolution from Senator Chang-Diaz at the State House on Tuesday, September 13th. You can catch the House Slam every 2nd and 4th Friday night at HHBC. Congratulations to this incredible team and thanks to all who supported their journey this year! 

A Sink & Bowls: Thanks to Occupy Boston, Mudflat Pottery & Mass Art Clay For Change!

Sink from OccupyRemember the sink that created waves here in Boston during Occupy Wall Street 5 years ago? That same sink has found a new home at Haley House's Thornton Farm. The awesome three-basin stand-alone sink allows our farming team to save lots of time and energy cleaning produce before it's brought into circulation at Dudley Dough, HHBC and the Soup Kitchen. Pictured here is volunteer Juan Sosa making good use of the sink.

Andy Claude 2The Occupy Boston working group that was responsible for maintaining and donating the sink wants to acknowledge Andrews "Andy" Claude for his creation and donation of this sink. Andy contributed in many ways to his communities and to Occupy Boston and passed away in April 2012, shortly after the encampment. RIP Andy.

Fred with Bowls
Thanks also to our friends at Mass Art Clay for Change and Mudflat Pottery for yet another incredibly generous donation of beautiful handmade ceramic bowls for our soup kitchen. Here's Fred getting the bowls into circulation. 


On October 3rd, HHBC and Catering will be unveiling new menus, accompanied by a tasting party. Stay tuned for details! 


9/8: Outside The Box Agency + A2Z Talent Present LIFTED, hosted by Amanda Ellis of H.O.P.E IN, 7 pm at HHBC (more info)

9/9: House Slam featuring Chrysanthemum Tran, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

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9/13 Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, 7:30 pm at the A.R.T., featuring TEP (part of a larger series: more info)

9/15: Art is Life Itself RETURNS for Dance Party with the Groovalottos
"Prepare to Shake Your Rump," 7 pm at HHBC (more info)

9/17: Farm Workday, 9am at 95R Thornton Street, potluck lunch at 12 noon (RSVP to Eric)

9/21: Paint Party: Sanaa with Friends, 5 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

9/22: Lyricists' Lounge from Boston Day & Evening Academy, 7 pm at HHBC (more info

9/23: House Slam, 6:30 pm at HHBC (more info)

9/29: Storytelling with Sumner & Linda McClain, 7 pm at HHBC (more info)

10/6: Men of Boston Fundraiser for Women's Health, 6pm Codman Health Center (more info

10/7: First Friday Family Game Night, 5 pm at Dudley Dough (more info)

10/18: Thornton Farms presents Tasting Table Tuesday featuring Garlic, 5-7 pm at HHBC, Cost $5 (more info)  

10/21: Dinner & A Movie at HHBC (more info TBA) 

10/22: Farm Workday, 9am at 95R Thornton Street, potluck lunch at 12 noon (RSVP to Eric)

11/12: Farm Workday, 9am at 95R Thornton Street, potluck lunch at 12 noon (RSVP to Eric)

12/2-4: 50th Anniversary Weekend Gala Celebration (more info)

Donation Needs

Soup Kitchen:
  • Hand Tools
  • Toolboxes
Clothing For Our Guests: 
Each Monday morning, we open the "clothing room" for our soup kitchen guests. All men's clothing donations are very much appreciated, especially:
  • Men's Belts
  • NEW men's underwear & socks
  • Men's shorts
  • Men's t-shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Toiletries (especially deodorant)
  • Men's shoes & sneakers
Live-in Community:
    • Outdoor deck table

          Dudley Dough Hours 

          9 am- 9 pm

          11 am- 9 pm

          Haley House Bakery Café Hours 

          7:30 am - 6 pm

          7:30 am - 8 pm

          7:30 am - 10 pm*
          *food until 9 pm

           7:30 am - 9 pm
          The House Slam 6:30 pm (2nd & 4th Fridays) 

          9 am - 4 pm

          10 am - 4 pm

          In the News...

          Last month we welcomed  a large crowd to check out Thornton and celebrate the closed food loop between HHBC, Dudley Dough, Thornton and CERO composting. Read more in the Bay State Banner and The Globe

          For Rent: South End Parking Space & Spacious 3-BR

          Need a place to park your car in the South End and want to support Haley House at the same time? We have a spot available behind John Leary House at 418 Mass Ave available for $275/mo. Contact Jill for more information.

          Can't live without your daily cookie from Haley House Bakery Café? An apartment above the cafe at 12 Dade Street (3 BR, 3 BATH!) is available for $3200/mo. Contact Jill for more information.
          Soup Kitchen, Live-In Community, Administrative Office
          23 Dartmouth Street, Boston MA 02116
          (617) 236-8132 /

          Haley House Bakery Café (+ Catering) 
          12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

          Dudley Dough
          2302 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
          (857) 308-3058 /
          Photo Credits: Cara Snajczuk, Karsten Frey, Shamara Renee, Jeremy Thompson, Phyllis Bretholtz

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