Hale House 9th Annual Golf Classic
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
We invite you to join us at the historic Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, New York, to raise funds for Hale House’s two flagship programs: The Mother Hale Learning Center and our Supportive Housing Program. The day promises to bring together a diverse and loyal group of Hale House supporters and golf enthusiasts. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event.
When & Where
Hale House Center
Mother Hale was 64 when a young mother appeared on her doorstep for help in 1969. The mother was addicted to heroin and could not care for her newborn. Mother Hale took in the baby and as dozens more were left at her doorstep, Hale House was born. As the years went by Hale House took in babies addicted to crack or sick with HIV/AIDS. In the 1990s, America’s drug problem spawned a grim new reality throughout the nation – an increase in the number of women who were incarcerated and thus unable to care for their children.
Although Mother Hale’s direct impact was felt locally, her influence spread far and wide. She received more than 375 awards and 15 honorary degrees in her lifetime. Even when a full-time staff was in charge of the organization, Mother Hale continued to live with and care for the children at the Harlem brownstone until she passed away on December 18, 1992. The spirit of Mother Hale lives on through the children who thrived in her loving arms and through the child-centered, family-focused initiatives that Hale House Center continues to offer to the community.
Still located in Harlem, Hale House Center has changed with the times and worked to address pressing issues facing the community. Resources for single-parent children are limited, and homelessness amongst this population has been on the rise. Also recognizing that Harlem is in great need of high quality, affordable childcare for working and low-income families, once again Mother Hale’s strong philosophy of providing for others prevailed through our innovative programs.