Dear Italian Home Family, Times like this stand as a reminder of who we are, why we are here, and what we stand for.  In this case we are specifically reminded of how hard we need to work to do everything we can to be sensitive, proactive, and responsive regarding social injustice.  Personal and institutional…

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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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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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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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