Crossroads’ 5th Annual Breakfast and Open House

On Thursday, September 24, elected officials, local businesses, community members and the staff and families of East Boston’s Crossroads Family Shelter gathered for the 5th Annual Breakfast and Open House. The event has raised nearly $20,000 in support of programs and services for our community’s most at-risk families.

5th Annual Breakfast and Open House

Photo: Crossroads Staff and Honored Guests
From Left to Right: Libby Hayes, Homes for Families, St. Mary’s Center President Deirdre Houtmeyers, Rep. Anthony W. Petrucelli, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Crossroads Director Rachael Hennessey-Crowell, St. Mary’s Center Chair of Trustees Katherine Hesse, Boston City Councilor Salvatore La Mattina, Bert James, and Fmr. Senate President Robert Travaglini.

The Open House welcomed once again a delegation of East Boston’s elected officials including Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, State Senator Anthony W. Petrucelli, State Representative Adrian Madaro, Boston City Councilor Salvatore La Mattina as well as former State Senate President Robert Travaglini. At the event the new Director for Crossroads, Rachael Hennessey-Crowell, was introduced. Hennessey-Crowell, a licensed clinical social worker and formerly the Assistant Director of Boston College’s Pulse Program for Service Learning, officially takes the helm in mid-October.

“East Boston is among the most loyal and dedicated of communities that rallies to support anyone in need. Crossroads is blessed to have so many elected officials, businesses and individuals who together are literally and figuratively the village it takes to support our most vulnerable,” said Deirdre Houtmeyers, President of St. Mary’s Center and Crossroads.