News & Press


Mar 31 2016
Kim Lessard

Cheryl holding goody bags filled with donated beauty and grooming products  One of the things Cheryl and I did that made a difference when we stayed in shelter, said William Pitts, was to make sure we didn’t wear the homelessness, by putting in the effort every day to look nice. Cheryl and William Pitts stayed […]

Letter from Raphael House Executive Director Ralph Payton

Kim Lessard

[su_frame] [/su_frame]Since joining the Raphael House team in December, I have been consistently impressed with the level of commitment and passion shown by the staff, our Board, and the thousands of supporters in the community who make the work we do possible. I’m exceedingly grateful to lead an organization that shares my conviction that it […]

Marla Achieves Dream of Home Ownership

Feb 16 2016
Kim Lessard

Almost a decade ago, Marla came to Raphael House with her one-year-old daughter Kayla after gaining the courage to leave an abusive relationship. We welcomed Marla and her daughter with a safe place to stay, but equally as important, Raphael House partnered with Marla as she worked to rebuild her life by giving her the […]

Bridge Program Birthday Parties A Fun Time for All!

Feb 5 2016
Kim Lessard

One Saturday a month, Raphael House hosts a birthday party for the children in the Bridge Program who have birthdays during that month. Families gather in celebration to eat delicious food, play games, and open presents. Children of Shelters has been generous in providing the cakes, cupcakes, and decorations for the birthday parties. And recently Facebook, who also […]

Outpouring of Generosity Helps Families Enjoy the Magic of the Season

Dec 29 2015
Kim Lessard

Mom writes thank you note to the donor who adopted her family this Christmas. Tis the season for acts of kindness and generosity. And that is just what our community of donors and volunteers showed to Raphael House families this holiday season. This year 236 families, our largest number ever, had presents to open on Christmas Day thanks to everyone […]