Brightspot Spring 2011

Volume 29, Issue 1; April 2011

In life, you come across a few people who make you feel totally at ease, like you’ve known them forever even though you’ve just met them; that’s my experience with Maureen.

On June 7, 1976, Abby’s House opened its doors to homeless and abused women, with or without children, for temporary, emergency shelter.

Homelessness among women is often misunderstood due to the lack of visibility of homeless women and their children on city streets.  You will not see them panhandling with their children. Instead, they are “couch surfing” at friends’ or families’ residences or living in cars and shelters.

Board of Directors

Jillian Anger Alfeo, President

Carolann Bombard

Laurie Bowater, Treasurer

Kelly Brissette

Mattie Castiel

Molly Donahue, Clerk

Jackie Ford, Asst. Treasurer

Amanda Graves

Michelle Hansen

Arlene Lian

Lynne McKenney Lydick

Sue Manero

Natalie Mello

Muriel Swenor

Lucy Varela

Anne Wolfe, Vice President


As of 3/28/11, we have raised $218, 140 of $1,162,000.  We need to raise more than 81% of our budget over the next 8 months.

Reciprocal Style Vintage Fashion Show

All grants were received between

January 1 - December 31, 2010.