Our Stories – 25 Years... 2,500 Lives
This December marks the 25th year Elders Living At Home Program has been at the forefront of ending elder homelessness in Boston.
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"...The only thing I regret was that I didn't do anything earlier."
"Shelter is only for sleeping. Here, I live."
"It was like coming out of hell into paradise."
"I thank ELAHP for believing in me and supporting me."
"I'm glad there was such a program, otherwise my situation would have been pretty bad."
"If not for the program, we would be on the street, or dead."
She acknowledges that she doesn't always make the best decisions, but she knows ELAHP will always be there to support her.
"When we have any difficulties, this program helps us, everyone helps us."
"I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for ELAHP."
"Without this program, I'm not sure I would be here. They didn't give up on me."
An ELAHP case manager went out to meet them in the condemned house where they were living
"It's rough if you don't have people to help you out. ELAHP was almost like a second family."
…he had no place to live and very little money
"I have never experienced a group of people as committed and as helpful to other people as the ELAHP people."
"I didn't think I was going to make it at times. I was ready to give up on myself."
Doctor of Osteopathy, Putnam Hospital Center
Founding Director, Elders Living At Home Program and Former Asst. Director, Home Medical Service, BU
Geriatrician, Boston Medical Center
Sister of ELAHP Client
Director of Faculty Development, Bryant University
Former Homeless Street Outreach Counselor Poet/Author/Activist
Resident Service Coordinator, Morville House
Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Hull Former ELAHP Program Manager
Director, City of Boston Emergency Shelter Commission
Director, Elders Living At Home Program