Meet Violet, previously a preschool teacher from sunny Florida! Violet moved to Massachusetts shortly after she became blind, eight years ago. Determined not to be defined by her blindness, Violet is one of the most independent and ambitious residents at Covenant House Communities. She loves how well the building suits her needs, how accommodating the staff are, and how that support has helped her maintain her active lifestyle. Violet is a regular user of the fitness center and loves chatting with Activity Coordinator, Catrina, swapping recipes to prepare for her neighbors and friends.
When Violet arrived at Covenant House, the staff introduced her to MBTA’s shared-ride paratransit service, The Ride. This support, in combination with close proximity to public transportation, allows Violet to navigate the Greater Boston area with ease and pursue her passion for working with children. A devoted volunteer working twenty hours a week at a preschool in Boston, Violet is also a former foster grandparent!
Watching Violet and so many other BBH residents thrive, is incredibly rewarding for everyone at BBH. We are thrilled that we will soon be bringing additional affordable housing for seniors to Sudbury and thank all our e-news readers for their ongoing support as we pursue opportunities in Swampscott, Brookline and other eastern Massachusetts towns and cities. Thank you for helping us create a home for Violet and our many other residents both in Brighton and at The Coolidge.