Holiday spirit abounds throughout New England as friends of Phoenix House—members of the board, administration, and staff—rally together to ensure that for the children in our care, holiday dreams do come true. We encourage you to adopt a family at Phoenix House Dorchester Center, our program for substance-dependent mothers and their children, or at Phoenix Families, our emergency housing program for mothers and children.
Individuals, families, and other Phoenix House facilities across the region are all adopting families by making a commitment of $150. Adopters may choose to fulfill their commitment in one of two ways. We will provide details about your adopted family, including the first names and ages of the mother and her children, their clothing sizes, and a special wish or two of each. Provided with details about the family—with their privacy protected, of course—adopters may choose to purchase gifts themselves for a value of approximately $150, wrap them, and deliver or send them to Phoenix House New England. Other adopters choose to forward a check for $150 and Phoenix House will do the holiday shopping. Says Doris Brown, who serves as program director at both Phoenix House Dorchester Center and Phoenix Families, “For many children in our care, this is really their first Christmas season in a secure—and in the case of Phoenix House Dorchester Center—sober environment. It just warms your heart.”
Please help us ensure that every child in our care has a happy holiday this year. Contact Phoenix House New England at 1 888 671 9392, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also make your commitment online by clicking here.