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.
Art is Life Itself
What is your role at Haley House?
I created and run the Art Is Life Itself Performance Series that Embraces Art, Culture & Spirituality that takes place every Thursday at the Haley House Bakery Café. I manage one of Haley House's SRO's on Columbus Ave. I am a former member of the Live-In Community responsible for running the Soup Kitchen on 23 Dartmouth Street.
What brought you to Haley House?
I was looking for a place to continue my performance series that would welcome people of all ages, cultures, beliefs, shoe sizes and hairstyles, making them feel comfortable and included in the Roxbury community. That place was the Haley House Bakery Café.
Favorite dish at HHBC, Soup Kitchen or Noonday Farm?
My favorite dish at the HHBC is my Turkey Bacon, Egg & Swiss Cheese Sandwich on toasted multigrain bread or the blueberry pancakes.
Favorite downtime activity?
One of my favorite downtime activities is talking with guests at the Soup Kitchen, residents at the SRO or participants at Art Is Life Itself.
Favorite or most memorable HH moment?
Some of my favorite Haley House Bakery Café moments are when we have a full evening at Art Is Life Itself, which includes everyone participating. Our featured artists engage the audience members in what they are doing. The theme resonates with the crowd and is repeated in the dialogue and the open mic draws numerous people sharing, caring and expressing themselves. The volunteers are happy to participate, the trainees are working but listening to everything that is going on and everyone forgets differences, wants to figure out how they can contribute and are very glad they came out that night.