Brightspot Summer 2012

Volume 30, Issue 2; Summer 2012

As she clicked together those sparkly red shoes, Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.” No one can attest to that better than the women who live at Abby’s House. The women who arrive at our door have often experienced a disruptive episode that has resulted in displacement from their housing – domestic violence or other unsafe living conditions, loss of a job or reduction in work hours, divorce, foreclosure (theirs or their landlord’s), mental health and/or substance abuse issues, or because they simply have nowhere to go.

Each woman who comes to Abby’s House has experienced some sort of trauma or crisis that forces her to reach out for help. The following letter is from one of the many women who walked through our doors, ready to accept the help, support and encouragement she needed to start turning her life around.
Dear Alcohol,

Abby’s House joins Giving Common!

Abby’s House was one of the first 300 non-profits – and the only one in Worcester! – to join the Giving Common, a new initiative of the Boston Foundation. The Giving Common is a database of in-depth organizational profiles that can be searched across 175 fields of data. It’s designed to provide donors, funders, and the general public with the data they need to make informed giving decisions and gives non-profits a chance to tell their story directly to potential donors
and to the community. You can view the Abby’s House

Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation
Amelia Peabody
Charitable Fund
Avidia Bank
Avidia Bank Foundation
Citizen’s Bank
Citizen’s Energy
DCU for Kids
Fletcher Foundation
Fred Harris Daniels
Foundation
Greater Worcester
Community Foundation (multiple funds)
Haffty Family Fund
Hermann Foundation
Hyde Charitable Foundation
Stoddard Charitable Trust
The Community of the
Sisters of St. Anne
TJX Foundation