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Diamonds of Dorchester Raised $470,000!

We are grateful for everyone who supported and joined us on Wednesday, Oct. 19th for our 13th Annual Diamonds of Dorchester event which raised $470,000. It was a full house with more than 500 guests. Highlights included the presentation of the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence to Lorrie Higgins as […]



Children and Families to Benefit from Indoor Play Space Boston, Mass. June 10, 2016—St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children is one of 100 local nonprofit agencies to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100k for 100” program. St. Mary’s Center, based in Uphams Corner in Dorchester, was chosen from […]


Dancing for Hope Ladies Luncheon

Join us at the Dancing for Hope Ladies’ Luncheon event, benefiting St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Limited seats available. Every ticket helps families overcome poverty, homelessness, and abuse so they may build brighter futures. PURCHASE YOUR ENTRY TICKET NOW! Purchase your tickets now and save […]

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A safe place for children on a hill in Dorchester

“St. Mary’s Center is not just a place where you sleep; you’re surrounded by people who really love you…I call it home, because I trust the staff.”  – Yanira, 20, mother and resident at St. Mary’s Center along with her young daughter. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you […]


Diamonds of Dorchester – October 22, 2015

Last year at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children’s Diamonds of Dorchester event, nearly 500 people came together to ensure nearly 600 women and children have a safe, secure place to call home and find support, a job or permanent housing in 2015. We hope you will be able […]

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Private Foundation and City Unite to Fund $4M Project

Boston, Mass. St. Mary’s Center’s new supportive housing program involves the substantial renovation of an existing structure to provide a critical and unmet need in the community—supportive housing for young families who are not fully prepared for independent living. The new program will be the fourth residential program on the agency’s […]

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50 Construction Companies and Organizations Poised To Transform St. Mary’s Center

50 CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS POISED TO TRANSFORM ST. MARY’S CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN 4th Annual Day of Service Brings $250,000 of In-Kind Services and Resources to Homeless Families. Boston, Mass.—More than 150 volunteers representing the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts will rally on May 15th to […]

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