Our Mothers

Our mission began with mothers volunteering their time.

Every day they volunteered to cook, serve, clean and show love in a communal effort to build a charity dedicated to alleviating suffering.

Dorothy Day mother's day

Dorothy Day: Mother of a Movement

Blanchet House was inspired by, Dorothy Day, a mother and woman of radical compassion. Dorothy co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement which developed the concept of Houses of Hospitality.

“It was necessary to embrace poverty and the Works of Mercy, to feed, clothe and shelter people who were in need.”

Mary Grace McDermott: A Lifetime of Service

From Machu Picchu to under the Burnside Bridge, Mary Grace McDermott, age 88, spent her life caring for the outcasts, the poor and the suffering with humor and love. Sometimes one foot at a time. Read her inspiring and fun interview. >>

We thank our mothers for teaching us compassion and generosity.

Betty Bell

Jamie Anderson

Jean Carlin

Nora Casale

Helen Carter

Helen Dieringer

Lois Ann Eastman, 1926-1990

Barb Ehli

Pearl Martine Eisenman

Laura Fenner

Madelyn Bartholomew Ferry

Mary Elaine Garrow

Madeline Gefroh

Vicki Golda

Mary Veronica Gorman

Madeline Harrington

Valerie Harrington

Patty Hatten

Carol Patricia Hayden

Maurine Hill

Ursula Honig

Cathy Horey

Margaret Jacobson

Shirley P Kengla

Margaret Knoll

Helen Kennedy

Vincenta Lamb

Margaret Lee

Rose Mary Maertens

Imogene McBurney

Elizabeth McCabe

Kay McDonald

Vera McVein

Helen Meier

Louise C. Moodie

Kate Moore

Mary Ellen Moore

France O’Hanlon

Terry O’Hanlon

Joanne Margorie Merrick Owens

Betty J. McGrath

Susie Opal Pappas

Mary V.H. Parker

Vivan Ream-Dierksen

Rita Reiling

Sandra Reiling

Rose Marie Reilly

Jeanne Rusko

Marie Showers

Mary Ulring

Marie and Maggie (White)

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