About Us

Bakhita House – A Place of Healing for Trafficked Women

The community at Bakhita House provides emotional support, food, shelter, and clothing, as well as an environment that assists guests to rebuild their lives. Our current staff includes five religious sisters, who work in pairs to be able to staff the house 24-7:

  • Sister Mary Jane Cavallo, SNDdN
  • Sister Kay Lawlor, MMM 
  • Sister Sally McLaughlin, SC – Halidfax 
  • Sister Maureen Marr, SNDdeN
  • Sister Carol Verville, SC – Halifax

Located in the greater Boston area, Bakhita House has easy access to public transportation.

In collaboration with a range of service providers, Bakhita House gives individuals access to a combination of comprehensive services, including psychological, medical, legal, educational, life skills, vocational and translation/interpretation.

 Bakhita House uses an empowerment model which enables guests to experience a renewed sense of control in their lives. Each guest has the opportunity to create her own goals with the assistance of a case manager.

 Our mission is to be a home where love heals. 

ce920a41 Bakhita House takes its name from Saint Josephine Bakhita, who was born in Sudan in 1869 and enslaved/trafficked as a child. Eventually she was sold to an Italian diplomat and taken to Italy, where she was later brought to freedom through the help of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. She lived as a Canossian Daughter of Charity until her death in 1947.

 For inquiries about our services, call (781) 321-0499.