Little Sisters of the Poor
In addition to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to God, the members of this Roman Catholic order for women also take a vow of hospitality. This translates to providing free care and housing for low-income seniors via a global network of assisted living and nursing facilities. Currently, 202 homes served by 2,700 sisters serve 13,000 elderly residents worldwide—including at the Jeanne Jugan Residence on Highland Ave.
The Somerville location dates back to 1889, and offers both apartments and nursing care in modern facilities. It is the only Boston area Little Sisters home, and the first in the United States to be named for their founder, Saint Jeanne Jugan. Volunteers from the community are always appreciated.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1889
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Scope: International
- Type: Health and Disability, Homelessness and housing