Centennial Annual Report

2019 was an exciting year at Italian Home for Children. We remembered the past and began to look to the future. Thanks to our donors, friends, staff, and clients for an amazing year. Click Here to Read the Centennial Annual Report

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Young Professionals: Keep Moving Forward!

Our Young Professional supporters have been very loyal and productive for a number of years. In the midst of planning their 3rd Annual Spring Soiree, the COVID-19 crisis struck. They quickly shifted gears and started planning a Do-It-Yourself virtual road race called Keep Moving Forward. This is a project that ANYONE can do ANYWHERE.  Learn more…

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Thank You to our staff serving during the COVID-19 crisis

Last week, Italian Home’s executive team came together to thank staff and residents for their hard work, dedication, patience, and cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis. CEO Alan Jacobson, COO Susan Keays, VP of Talent Kristen Demopoulos, VP of Agency Advancement Joe McLean, and VP of Finance Adam Griffin made large THANK YOU banners so that…

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How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving for 2020

COVID-19 Stimulus Package / CARES Act On Friday, March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits. Italian Home for Children has experienced unexpected costs and decreased revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Message to IHC School Students

Italian Home’s Pallotta School building is closed, but we are moving forward with learning. Our students are learning remotely at home and all staff is working from home. The school staff came together (virtually) to send a message to all of our students! We are all looking forward to the day when our students and…

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How COVID-19 Impacts Special Education Students

This is a resource created by Giuliana Pantone, MS, CCC-SLP a Speech-Language Pathologist at Italian Home for Children.   While schools throughout Massachusetts are closed, the Italian Home for Children’s Pallotta Educational Center has been working tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for our students. Our team of teachers and specialists are creating weekly packets…

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Change + Tradition: From the War on Poverty to Today

The 1960s and 1970s brought about enormous changes to Italian Home for Children.  The federal government’s “war on poverty” greatly increased funding for human services programs at a federal, state, and local level.  Italian Home responded to that sea change then and continues to respond to changing needs today. Change – combined with our longstanding…

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Jane Zopatti-Lewis: A Profile in Compassion and Promise

When the Mary Savioli Pallotta Educational Center at the Italian Home reopens for the new school year on September 4, Jane Zopatti-Lewis will be there as she has been for the past 29 years — but two days later will be Jane’s last day at Italian Home. Alan Jacobson, CEO of Italian Home, will be…

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The Sights and Sounds of Summer at the Italian Home

For Denise LaScaleia, the sights, smells, and sounds of the Italian Home in the summertime have changed very little since her days as a young girl following her dad around with a little hammer in her hand. “It has the same smells, the same noises,” she says.  “I can still hear the excitement in kids…

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Now he knows what family is

The call about five-year-old Ethan* came five years ago from the Department of Child and Family Services in South Carolina to a home in Boston, MA.  We have removed Ethan from his home, the voice on the other end of the line said. And his four foster care placements thus far have all failed. We…

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