Wednesday, February 20, 2013
After 15 months of homelessness, a Northborough mom found a home for herself and her two young sons.
With nowhere to turn, Kathleen Dallaire brought her two young sons to live in a Northborough hotel after she left her abusive husband more than a year ago. During her 15-month stay at the Northborough hotel, Dallaire struggled to find permanent housing and a place to raise her boys while working part-time. Dallaire reached out to Friends of Families in Transition, who helped the mom in need find a home in Marlborough suited to her and her children.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The program has placed families in one Northborough motel.
The state Dept. of Housing and Community Development plans to end a program that places homeless families in hotels, including one in Woburn, according to the Boston Globe. The program, which started during the 1980s, would end by June 30, 2014. According to the most recent state figures, Northborough housed about 30 families in the EconoLodge in 2011. This figure includes 48 children. With the closing of the program in 2013, the state plans to bolster efforts to find permanent housing and prevent homelessness, according to the Globe. However, housing advocates fear permanent housing for program participants may never be found, according to the Globe. The decision comes as the economic downturn stretched the program to its 2,000 hotel …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Students at Algonquin High School spent Valentine's Day preparing a meal for families in transition living in Northborough.
Valentine's Day, because you've been programmed to think this way, has long been about showing your love with flowers, candy and a card. That's all well and good. But this Valentine's Day, through a collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim, the Northborough Food Pantry and Algonquin Regional High School — and a little help from Northborough Patch — the day was about showing some love to the community. On Tuesday, Susan Halpin's class whipped up a more involved recipe, and for a larger number of people, than usual, and spiced it up in style. Halpin, who also sits on the advisory board for the Food Pantry, was impressed by the students' ability to follow through with the recipe, and coordinate the shipments. In the room next door, Candice …