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South Shore Habitat is celebrating 35 years of helping individuals and families in need build and improve a place to call home.

Founded in Norwell in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, South Shore Habitat serves 32 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. It is thanks to the support we have received from our generous donors, devoted volunteers, corporations, foundations, staff and local communities that we are able to build homes and change lives.

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GuideStar Gold 2019

Board of Directors


  • President: Glenn Tattrie, Vice President, Sr. Risk Management, John Hancock
  • Vice President: Jim Hall, Senior Vice President, NA, Ipsos Healthcare, Retired
  • Treasurer: Robert E. O’Neill, Executive Director of Brigham & Women's Harbor Medical Associates, Retired
  • Secretary: Stephen J. Marshall, Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Construction Manager, Massport, Retired


  • Rudy Dajie, Business Executive and Investor
  • Richard Halverson, Real Estate Development and Construction Executive, Retired
  • Dominique Mathieu, Management Consultant, Retired
  • John McGowan, Owner, JLM Custom, LLC
  • Frank Murphy, Architect, Callahan Construction
  • Sharon A. Mutrie, Vice President of Sales, Bay Copy
  • Susan Solis, Owner & Realtor, Susan Solis Properties
  • Tracy Harvard, Sr Vice President/Residential Lending, Dedham Savings
  • Kati Brigham, Vice President, McCall & Almy
  • Daniela De Pina, BSA Officer,South Shore Bank


  • Beth Lyons, Executive Director
  • Jill Tompkins, Senior Development Officer
  • Michael Burman, Director of Finance & Administration
  • Noreen Browne, Director of Project Development
  • Michael Crisafulli, Construction Manager
  • Danielle Buote, Volunteer Coordinator

Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

HFHI Principles

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God's love and grace abound for all, and that we must be "hands and feet" of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the minuscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

Focus on shelter.

We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God's love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for break- ing the cycle of poverty.

Advocate for affordable housing.

In response to the prophet Micah's call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we sup- port the global community's commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

Promote dignity and hope.

We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

Support sustainable and transformational development.

We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Interested in helping? Volunteers and donations go a long way in the creation of affordable housing.

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