Crossroads’ Annual Halloween Party

Crossroads’ Annual Halloween Party was another huge success this year! Staff and families thoroughly enjoyed a delicious potluck, dancing, the photo booth, and tasty treats! We would especially like to thank Cradles to Crayons for providing Halloween costumes, and Susan K. from Norwood, MA for her generous donation that funded decorations, supplies, and food and drink.

Crossroads’ 4th Annual Breakfast & Open House (September 19, 2014)

Crossroads' Residents

Crossroads’ Residents

Crossroads' Staff Members

Crossroads’ Staff Members


Sarah Carpenter, Crossroads' Executive Director, and Libby Hayes, Homes for Families Director

Sarah Carpenter, Crossroads’ Executive Director, and Libby Hayes, Homes for Families’ Executive Director

Friends of Crossroads

4th Annual Breakfast & Open House


Letter from the Executive Director, Sarah Carpenter:

At Crossroads Family Shelter’s 4th Annual Breakfast and Open House, we heard moving remarks from Ciara, a shelter resident, whose experiences reflect the achievements that are possible with support from the compassionate community at Crossroads. Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senator Anthony Petruccelli gave encouraging remarks reminding us that they are advocating for homeless families at the State House. Libby Hayes, Executive Director of Homes for Families gave a poignant and informative update on the continued crisis of family homelessness in Massachusetts. We honored the investments from our dedicated corporate sponsors, Logan Communications and East Boston Savings Bank. And, finally, we gave thanks for the many individuals whose long lasting support has helped to sustain Crossroads.

More than $18,000 was raised for Crossroads, reducing our operating deficit and increasing our ability to keep our doors open for the community’s most vulnerable families.

As the new Executive Director of Crossroads, it was a joy and an honor to meet members of the committed community that continue to provide remarkable support to Crossroads’ families. What a rich legacy to join! I would value the opportunity to meet you and share the great work being accomplished here at Crossroads. Please feel free to contact me to schedule a meeting and/or personal tour of the shelter 617-567-5926 ext. 11 or


Ciara - Crossroads' Resident & Event Speaker

Ciara – Crossroads’ Resident & Event Speaker

Senator Anthony Petruccelli

Senator Anthony Petruccelli










Each table featured a framed photograph of a Crossroads' child.

Each table featured a framed photograph of a Crossroads’ child.