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2018 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting was held on October 18, 2018 on our Jamaica Plain Campus. Over 60 people filled our gymnasium to catch up with each other and the happenings going on with our programs. The meeting was led by Dan Brennan, IHC’s board chair. We recognized Deion, a 2018 graduate of the Pallotta School. He…

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Christmas in July, Thanks to Bain & Co.!

For as long as anyone can remember, every Christmas at the Italian Home hundreds of friends have opened their hearts and generously donated gifts for the children in our care. Unfortunately, with so many kids to care for and new ones arriving nearly every day, by June this year our toy closet was starting to…

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Gratitude

Italian Home for Children Logo Horizontal

Yesterday, our CEO Alan Jacobson created this message of thanks and gratitude for our donors, volunteers, advocates, and most importantly, our staff. We are all so grateful to those in our Italian Home community for giving their all to the children and families we support. From our Home to yours, thank you.

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Callahan Construction Managers Partners with Italian Home

Boston, MA (October 26, 2017) – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm, has launched a partnership with Italian Home for Children (IHC) to provide local support to children and families in need. Through hands-on involvement, ranging from volunteer work to in-kind improvements to IHC facilities, Callahan is committed to advancing IHC’s…

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Back to School at The Italian Home

Back to School at The Italian Home

Learning and fun is unfolding as we go back to school at the Italian Home! Another school year is in high gear, and you may or may not know that on the Jamaica Plain campus, this is so very evident. You see, Italian Home for Children has a strong history of providing residential treatment for…

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FOCUS Summer Camp: Focusing On Children’s Ultimate Success

Summer Camp FOCUS

It’s hard to believe that summer is half over – and especially when during these short, sunny months we FOCUS on some incredible programs here on IHC’s campus!   One of these is our camp, The F.O.C.U.S. (Focusing On Children’s Ultimate Success) Therapeutic Summer Camp, that serves families whose children may be returning from out…

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Spiritual Enrichment Transforming Little Lives

Italian Home Chapel Door

A child has a “spiritual life that grows, changes, responds constantly  to other lives that, in their sum, make up the individual we call by a name and know by a story that is all his, all hers.”  Coles (1990:308) Stepping through the doors of the Chapel at the Italian Home there are sparks of…

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In-Home Therapy Success: “Kevin’s” Story

Here at Italian Home for Children, we have the honor of serving many amazing kids. They each have their own story, and sometimes we have a story that we can share so others know just how incredible our staff and programs are for those that come to us as well as how incredible these families…

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A Reflection on MLK & Serving Others

Fifty four years ago Dr. Martin Luther King gave his most famous speech, which in my opinion is worth listening to and reading every year at this time.  That speech can serve as a reminder of some of the progress we’ve made, and can also be sobering in a way that motivates us to rededicate…

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Italian Home for Children announces Alan Jacobson as new CEO

Alan Jacobson

Boston, MA, July 27, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Italian Home for Children is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Jacobson as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 24, 2016.  This appointment heralds a new phase in Italian Home’s longstanding work to serve children and families in the greater Boston area.  Dr.…

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