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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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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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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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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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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Italian Home gave her a bed and pajamas, taught her to swim, bike — and live a normal life Diana Dorci never had a bed of her own, pajamas, or knew what Christmas and Easter were until she was 7 years old and her mother dropped her and three of her brothers off at Italian…

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True Taste of Italy Prepare for your luxurious Italian vacation with dinner for two and an “Abruzzo, Italy experience” at Lucia Ristorante in the North End.  Jet away to Italy and experience the breathtaking scenery and remote city of Sulmona. You and a guest will stay at B&B Sei Stelle overlooking one of the largest…

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An Easter Message from Father Riley It’s incredible to think we’ve turned 100! The Italian Home for Children has reached the extraordinary milestone of 100 years of serving children and families in need with uninterrupted distinction. What a 100 years ago was a basic need of caring for the children of Italian families orphaned by…

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An evening of bridge and whist at the Sheraton Boston.  A “Night of Stars” featuring 25 luminaries of the screen, stage and radio. A concert with famed crooner Perry Como. Reunions for past residents, staff members, friends and volunteers. Like Italian Home itself, the organization’s public events to bolster fundraising and visibility over the past…

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