ABOUT ALICE'S HOUSE

Mission:
To provide a place by the sea for individuals, families and small groups seeking to come together, reflect, and renew. The house serves also as a resource and retreat for support groups, churches, leadership teams, and health organizations from across the region.

History:
For 40 years, Alice and John Feeney welcomed to their home on Humarock Beach to people seeking emotional or spiritual support. ln 1997, after Alice's death, a group of individuals who knew her created Alice's House, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and purchased the home to honor Alice's Legacy of offering a place for healing and respite. Since then, Alice's House has been a gathering place treasured by individuals, families and small groups. ln 2012, a catastrophic fire destroyed the home and 3 adjacent houses. ln 2015, after much thought and reflection, the community came together and launched the present initiative to rebuild the house.

Organization
Alice's House, lnc. is supported by a strong leadership team which represents the local community, as well as having relevant professional expertise in construction and management. This dedicated and visionary group will ensure successful completion of the entire project and maintain on-going financial and operational viability. Sustainability and succession planning are an integral part of their management plan.

The Project:
The new construction will feature four bedrooms, four baths, a fully open first floor gathering space and kitchen, decks overlooking the beach and handicap accessibility.

Alice's House Scituate Fire

Project Funding:
Capital Campaign Goal $750,000
Includes $660,000 construction,
$60,000 contingency, and $30,000 furniture
Raised to Date $280,200
Need to Raise $469,800

Sustainable Financial Support:
Once re-built, the house will be self-sustaining, funded by a combination of peak season (June/July/August) market rate rentals and off season (September through May) suggested donations.

Who Uses Alice's House?
Individuals, families, and groups with a shared commitment or common interest are all welcome at Alice's House. People come to heal or rekindle a relationship, to renew themselves emotionally, spiritually or creatively. Some also come for solitude, others to share collective experience. People come from all over the United States and from some foreign countries to enjoy the many benefits of a sanctuary by the sea. Sustained by the income from summer rentals, the house is available to all throughout the rest of the year, although a donation is requested. Access to the house is on a first come basis managed by the President of Alice's House.

To learn more about Alice’s House or to contribute, please reach out to Janet Gibson at 781-834-8993 or email AlicesHouse112@gmail.com.

" If you listen, you will hear Alice’s House tell you that life is like a hundred years on the beach. You pick through the debris and ruin of every storm. You save what is to be saved. You bless and release the rest. Then in the quiet dawn, you welcome the waves again across the sand."

Gail Woodard, Alice's House Guest

" If you listen, you will hear Alice’s House tell you that life is like a hundred years on the beach. You pick through the debris and ruin of every storm. You save what is to be saved. You bless and release the rest. Then in the quiet dawn, you welcome the waves again across the sand."

Gail Woodard, Alice's House Guest

" If you listen, you will hear Alice’s House tell you that life is like a hundred years on the beach. You pick through the debris and ruin of every storm. You save what is to be saved. You bless and release the rest. Then in the quiet dawn, you welcome the waves again across the sand."

Gail Woodard, Alice's House Guest

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To learn more about Alice’s House or to contribute, please reach out to Janet Gibson at 781-834-8993 or email AlicesHouse112@gmail.com.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
TO REBUILD ALICE'S HOUSE

Destroyed by fire, the question asked was whether a new Aliceʼs House would rise from the ashes. Hearing of the profound impact the house had on so many lives, the non-profit organization launched an initiative in 2015 to rebuild Aliceʼs House. Architectural plans are complete. A contractor has been selected. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring 2016. The new Aliceʼs House will have four bedrooms and baths, a wide-open first floor gathering space and kitchen, a wrap around deck leading to the beach and full handicap accessibility. Although new, the design will maintain the houseʼs original foot- print and comforting embrace, welcoming the majesty of the Atlantic waves just a hundred feet across the sand. Once rebuilt, the new Aliceʼs House will be financially self sustaining. Summer rentals will provide an economic base which will be augmented by guest donations throughout the year.