People helping people.
That's what Haley House is all about. Fostering relationships. Connecting. Sharing. Backgrounds and hierarchy melt away. We are all one. Moving toward a common goal. Mutual respect for all.
What is your role at Haley House?
Since early spring of 1993 I have been living and working at Noonday Farm—enriching soil and souls.
What brought you to Haley House?
In early October 1980, I began teaching at Cathedral High in the South End. First day there, Mary Bird comes up to me and introduces herself saying I should come see where she lives (Haley House) and that they are looking for new community members. I moved in a month later.
Favorite dish at HHBC, Soup Kitchen or Noonday Farm?
Chicken stock based soups with fresh garden vegetables and a bit of coconut oil or coconut milk.
Favorite downtime activity?
Yoga and Spacial Dynamics exercises, especially juggling.
Favorite or most memorable HH moment?
Saturday shifts in the Soup Kitchen—often chaotic and stressful but every Saturday we got a fantastic offering of food and clothing from St. Stephen's. The timing and kindness of their generosity comforted and helped us in immeasurable ways. Another memorable event, the evening when Joel Filartiga from Paraguay spoke of the torture and murder of his son and brought both beautiful and horrific drawings of the reality of the Paraguayan situation. Several hang in the hallway upstairs at 23 Dartmouth Street.