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Elders Living at Home Program

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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From Clients


"...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."

From Supporters

Tom Karoff

Doctor of Osteopathy, Putnam Hospital Center

Anna Bissonette

Founding Director, Elders Living At Home Program and Former Asst. Director, Home Medical Service, BU

Dan Oates, MD

Geriatrician, Boston Medical Center

Lois McMahon

Sister of ELAHP Client

Robert Shea

Director of Faculty Development, Bryant University

Nick Flynn

Former Homeless Street Outreach Counselor Poet/Author/Activist

Linda Brown

Resident Service Coordinator, Morville House

Joseph Mazzone

Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Hull Former ELAHP Program Manager

Jim Greene

Director, City of Boston Emergency Shelter Commission 

Eileen O'Brien

Director, Elders Living At Home Program

Contact Us

Kip Langello
Call: 617.414.1642

Boston Medical Center
Elders Living at Home Program
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
4th Floor, Room 4S-18
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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Elders at Home Referral Form
Call: 617.414.1642
Fax: 617.638.6175

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