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Italian Home’s Compassionate Roots

The origins of social work in America are thought to be with Hull-House, a settlement house founded by Jane Addams in Chicago in 1889. Settlement houses shared a purpose with social work as a whole: to provide a place where needy people could go and access services such as food, housing, social support, and education. …

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From ‘Ward of the State’ to Mayor and State Representative

State Representative Paul Donato stands in his office at the Massachusetts State House and motions toward the framed drawing of the Italian Home nestled onto one of the room’s bookshelves.  “Second window on the right on the second floor,” he says, moving closer and touching the image of the Home’s main building. “That’s where I…

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A Parent’s Childhood Journey

For Janet D’Agostino Boivin and others like her, tools like Ancestry.com have made it easier to research a family’s genealogy – and come to a better understanding of a parent’s childhood journey that included a stay at the Italian Home. Janet’s mother Mary Ranieri (or Maria, as she is listed on the 1930 census that…

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No child should be invisible

Last December, a group of wonderful volunteers spent the entire day adorning the dorms with holiday decorations.  They did a great job by carefully personalizing the décor with each child’s first name. When the children came home from school, they were amazed by the transformation in their living space. One young girl’s face lit up with…

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Summer at Italian Home ends with SunSplash!

On Thursday, August 23, we hosted our annual SunSplash festivities on the Jamaica Plain campus. Children from our residential programs in JP and East Freetown, our Summer School students, participants in our Summer Camp, clients served through our community based programs, and their families all came together for a great day.  This year we hosted…

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Job Fair: On the Spot Interviews at Italian Home!

On the Spot Interviews: August 15, 2018 We invite you to stop by with your resume and speak with our recruiter, interview, check out our campus, and learn about our supportive and dedicated team that provides the highest quality of therapeutic care to youth and their families. We will be interviewing for the following positions:…

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Spring into Volunteering at the Italian Home

We’ve had a busy spring at the Italian Home for Children with several groups volunteering to help out with yard clean-up and spend some time with the kids. After a busy and tough week of MCAS testing, the children at our Maria Savioli Pallotta school were treated to a special day of fun with volunteers…

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