Opening Doors, Transforming Lives
Building for the Future of Abby’s House

For 90 years, 52 High Street has remained largely unaltered. With homelessness on the rise and the need for safe, affordable housing greater than ever, this project will ensure that marginalized and physically-challenged women will be able to access safe and supportive housing for years to come.

The renovation:

  • Expanded residential capacity, as well as program opportunities through enhanced Women’s Center and programming spaces
  • Updated all major systems
    • Plumbing
    • HVAC
    • Electrical
    • Life safety
    • Security
  • Increased accessibility
    • Reconfigured and enhanced the front entrance to provide full handicapped access to the building
    • Installed an elevator to allow for easy accessibility to all areas of the building
    • Added accessible resident kitchens, dining areas, and efficient laundry units on each floor
    • Converted one bedroom on each floor for complete handicapped accessibility
  • Capacity building for organizational sustainability
    • New technology
    • Development
    • Expanded programs

To fund the project, we needed to raise $2 million through our Capital Campaign.  As of June 30, 2018, we are thrilled to announce that Abby’s House exceeded its goal of raising $2 Million for the Opening Doors, Transforming Lives Capital Campaign! This would not have been possible without the overwhelming generosity from our donors!

For more information about the renovation project, please contact our Executive Director, Stephanie Page, at 508-756-5486 x218 or . If you’d like to take a tour of this or any of our four properties, please contact Director of Development, Kelly Whalen, at 508-756-5486 x214 or .