50 Years of Service: Boston’s Haley House

serviceKathe and John McKenna began taking homeless into their basement apartment in the mid-60’s, thus beginning a tradition that has fundamentally changed Boston. They bought Haley House in 1966 in order to provide more beds to the indigent. Then they started feeding the homeless. Then they provided permanent housing. Then they provided jobs. Today Haley House, in an age of the continually declining social safety net, is a core piece of that net in Boston, and now operates two successful eateries downtown: Bakery Cafe and Dudley Dough. Here is the story of good people doing good.

50 YEARS OF YEAST AND LOVE: AN ORAL HISTORY OF HALEY HOUSE

DigBoston.com, 11.23.16