St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of our efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.
Located in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts, St. Mary's Center supports 600 women and children annually with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and search for affordable permanent housing.
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News and Events
Always wanted to cruise with New Kids on the Block? Here’s your chance! You could be the lucky winner to join Jordan, Donnie, Joey, Jon, and Danny on October 8-12, 2015 on the Carnival Victory sailing from Miami to Grand Turk. The 7th Annual NKOTB Cruise includes a beach party day on Grand Turk Island, theater concerts, photo ops and meet and greets, and two-full days at sea with NKOTB!
Purchase your raffle ticket now and support St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children at the same time.
Drawing will be held on February 7th at the Dancing for Hope event! The winner will be notified no later than February 8th. Winner receives certificate for one room for 2 people, cruise only. Winner must provide their own transportation to Miami where the ship departs.
Also, a must for any NKOTB fan is the 5th Annual Dancing For Hope event, a benefit for St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Estate in Boston. Join us! For sponsor and entry info click here.
Make Holiday Wishes Come True
During the season of giving, consider joining the countless families, businesses, and social and religious organizations who provide St. Mary’s families with holiday gifts and necessary essentials. Your generosity directly benefits our families as they build brighter futures, and at the same time enables more resources being allocated toward life-changing programs and services. Click here to view our wish list.
Diamonds of Dorchester
Thank You to our Diamonds of Dorchester 2014 Sponsors!
Radiant Level Sponsors ~ $25,000
John and Mary Corcoran Family Foundation
State Street Foundation
Marquis Level Sponsors ~ $10,000
Anonymous Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Corcoran Jennison Companies
The Flatley Foundation
Chris Gaffney & Karen Kames
Mary Lou & Wiliam Jackson
Xyster Consulting, Inc.
Princess Level Sponsors ~ $5,000
Arbella Insurance Foundation
Archdiocese of Boston
Frank & Ginny Corcoran
Thomas & Line Corcoran
Corcoran Management Company
Ed & Dawn D’Alelio
Joseph & Nancy Flaherty
Rick High & Anne Perkins
Gary & Corole Jennison
Rosanne Bacon-Meade & Peter Meade
Neighbors Supporting Neighbors
The 1st Annual Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Event, an incredible evening which raised nearly $60,000 for St. Mary’s Center!
"We are forever grateful to the host committee of esteemed elected officials, including Mayor Walsh and Boston City Councilor Frank Baker, our passionate event co-chairs, James Baker and Sally Cahill, our tireless event committee and everyone who generously supported the event and St. Mary's Center for Women and Children. Each and every person came together to embody the true spirit and meaning of Neighbors Supporting Neighbors to help homeless families receive life-changing programs and services that improve their emotional well-being, educational achievements, and employment opportunities," Deirdre Houtmeyers, President of St. Mary's Center. For the full story and to view more photos click here.
Mayor Walsh Visits St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester
Volunteers Recognized for Contributions
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recently visited St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester – a nonprofit supporting more than 600 women and children annually through a comprehensive range of services – to see, first hand, the results of his inaugural volunteer program.
Joined by St. Mary’s President Deirdre Houtmeyers, members of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees and a number of the families in St. Mary’s care, Mayor Walsh honored nearly twenty men and women who volunteered their time, skills and resources during the Mayor’s inaugural weekend community service tour on January 3rd. Braving the snow, the volunteers spent the afternoon at St. Mary’s painting and cleaning the board room and cafeteria, among other areas of the Upham's Corner campus. While at St. Mary’s, the volunteers went above and beyond by making emergency repairs when a pipe burst during the cold spell.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to the dedicated volunteers on Saturday, January 25th.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Office of Mayor Walsh.
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