People helping people.
That's what Haley House is all about. Fostering relationships. Connecting. Sharing. Backgrounds and hierarchy melt away. We are all one. Moving toward a common goal. Mutual respect for all.
Mary Ashton Inglis
Haley House Live-in Member
What is your role at Haley House?
I split my time between the soup kitchen, where I help lead volunteers in meal preparation, and the administrative office, where I write grants for Haley House.
What brought you to Haley House?
A bike! Though not as impressive a trip as Jon’s, I did bike from Cambridge to volunteer in the soup kitchen one Friday morning in the spring of 2011. I joined as a summer intern a few weeks later, joined the live-in community the following fall, and started working full-time at Haley House in January 2012. I like to say that Haley House has caught and held me – more than any place I’ve been – and continually challenges me personally and interpersonally.
Favorite dish at HHBC, Soup Kitchen or Noonday Farm?
Noonday meals trump all: fresh vegetables and eggs (which I’ve started to enjoy eating!) are made all the more delicious by the beautiful surroundings at the farm.
Favorite downtime activity?
Playing music (viola, fiddle, banjo, guitar), biking, running, swimming, going on walks to the river or harbor
Favorite or most memorable HH moment?
There are so many to choose from! Any moment playing music in the soup kitchen has been a joy. One of my favorite, repeated moments happens whenever a particularly good jazz song is on and Brother B picks up his harmonica and adds his two cents from the corner of the room. Equally as fun are the Wednesday morning jam sessions.