2016 marked the 50th anniversary of Haley House.
We look back fondly at all of our celebratory events
and are so thankful to those who joined us!
50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND (December 2-4, 2016)
- CHARLIE KING & BEV GRANT FOLK CONCERT
Friday, December 2, 7:30-10:00PM | Boston College High School (Dorchester)
A family-friendly evening of activist folk music and storytelling
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- 50TH ANNIVERSARY FORUM
Saturday, December 3, 10:30AM-2:30PM | Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (Roxbury)
Four panels exploring themes of social justice
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- 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 3, 6:30PM-11:00PM | Boston College High School (Dorchester)
Honoring Kathe McKenna, co-founder of Haley House
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- REFLECTION & VISIONING
Sunday, December 4, 10:00AM-12:00PM | Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (Roxbury)
PRESS & MEDIA
A House of Hospitality
On February 22nd, 1966, Kathe and John McKenna invited Tom Flynn, who was living on the street, into their small apartment on Upton Street in the South End. This act of hospitality, at once simple and radical, planted the seed that has grown into the Haley House we know and love today.
Setting the table for the next 50 years
In 2016, Haley House celebrates fifty years of working for social change, beginning with the 8th Annual Souper Bowl and culminating in a gala celebration December 2-4, 2016. Since 1966, Haley House has used food and the power of community to break down barriers between people, revitalize neighborhoods, and challenge the status quo. Haley House’s mission is to foster health, hope, and economic independence while challenging the root causes of poverty and injustice. Over the course of our 50-year history, Haley House has expanded creatively in response to the needs of those who have come to our doors. Despite our growth, Haley House maintains an intimate sense of community that inspires and supports personal and societal change. We remain deeply rooted in our two Boston neighborhoods: the South End (since 1966) and Roxbury (since 2005).