In the spring, Florence House residents and staff welcomed local politicians church members, philanthropic leaders, businesses, and donors to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the doors to this new home. Florence House provides a safe haven for single teen moms with small children who might otherwise be homeless, living in unsafe situations or substandard housing.
Major supporters who made the move and renovation possible include Gail and Edward Bucher and the following foundations: George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, Mildred H. McEvoy, Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth, Stoddard Charitable Trust, and Wyman-Gordon.
Florence House provides housing in a safe, therapeutic, residential environment that builds individual strengths and helps young families move toward self-sufficiency.
To further enhance this space, we plan to build a developmentally appropriate and therapeutic outdoor space where mothers and their children can play. The project includes a grassy backyard and a small playground. If you would like to support this effort to raise an estimated $10,000 and/or bring a team of volunteers to help build the garden and play space, please call 774.243.3900.