Who we are

Hill House is a team of passionate administrators, instructors, board members and volunteers working to fund and execute service activities in order to meet the diverse social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of individuals and families residing in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods. Through quality programs, collaborative partnerships and volunteer support, Hill House seeks to build and foster a strong sense of urban community and improve quality of life for residents of all ages. Learn more.

Have your child's photo taken with Santa this Thursday!
The jolly man in red is heading to the Firehouse this Thursday, December 8! Join us at the Firehouse between 3:30 and 5:30 pm for this free event for the community. While you wait to give your Christmas wishes to Santa, crafts and face painting will be available on the first floor. When it's your turn for a photo, Infinity Portrait Design will take a Polaroid of your moment with Santa to provide you with an instant memory. Questions? Email Meredith about this festive event preceding the Holiday Stroll.

Holidaze Workshops: craft workshops for you AND the kids.

Looking to make something handmade gifts for your family and friends this holiday season? We've got you AND the kiddos covered! At this unique workshop, adults will work with Julie Murphy to make bath salts, bath bombs and soaps while 2-8 year olds go upstairs to the art room to make gingerbread houses and snow globes with Adriana Donohue. This is a drop-in event, so please feel free to come by any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Register here to take part in this holiday workshop!

Help Hill House grant 100 holiday wishes this holiday season. 

Hill House is partnering once again with Project Hope to grant the wishes of 100 Boston-based children in need this holiday season. During our Tree Sale, we unveiled some of the wishes listed on our Giving Tree, and there are still plenty that we are hoping to fulfill this season. View our Amazon wishlist to find out what we still need and ship your selected gift straight to Hill House. Questions? Email Meredith.

Volunteer with your family on Christmas Day!

We are pleased to team up with Little Brothers for a volunteer opportunity on Christmas Day. This year, they are looking for families to sign up as volunteers to deliver a meal and packages to 1-3 elders in Boston. The elder may want to sit and chat- or simply take the meal. New volunteers are required to attend a 15 minute orientation prior to receiving their elder's information. Meals are picked up on the campus at Northeastern. If you are interested in signing your family up, please visit the registration page. If you prefer to just deliver a meal, you can mention this in the comments section and they will arrange accordingly. Please contact Meredith Adamczyk with any questions. We appreciate your giving back this holiday!

Support Hill House's Annual Appeal.

Hill House's program fees fund about two-thirds of our operating budget and we rely on the generosity of donors to fund the remaining 30% each year. Support from the community helps us compensate our dedicated staff and instructors, provide program scholarships, serve monthly meals to neighborhood seniors, and offer free events and activities. Help support your backyard in the city and Donate Now!

Become a Hill House member. 
Did you know that if your family registers for three programs or athletics during the fall, winter and spring, a Hill House family membership pays for itself? Hill House members have two days of priority  for programs, are able to participate in free art, playgroups and our Lego Club, have discounts on facility rentals and more. Become a member.