Scituate: Alice’s House Rebuilds

A multi-home fire in 2012 destroyed the original Alice’s House in Humarock, but that hasn’t stopped Alice’s House Board President Janet Gibson from working with people to help reopen the sanctuary and retreat, that had been serving the community for over 50 years.

Alice’s House is named after Alice Feeney, described as a warm, caring person and an integral part of a cancer support group that would often meet at her home in Humarock. Alice passed away in 1997.

“She and her husband had been involved with recovery for many years and literally had saved the lives of hundreds of people, and I just heard story after story, which made me realize why in her home, when you walked through those doors you just were embraced with a sense of love, acceptance and support,” said Gibson.

Alice’s House had been a place to heal and regroup for individuals and groups through various life struggles, and they’re working on rebuilding.

“For about a month, it was like one person a week — just out of the blue — would say ‘I will help you, I will do this, I will do that.’ I’m a spiritual person and I really believe I was given the message ‘Yes, you need to do this,’” said Gibson.

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Construction Progress as of July 4, 2016.
(Photo via Alice’s House on Facebook)


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Construction Progress as of July 4, 2016.
(Photo via Alice’s House on Facebook)



Artist Sketch of the New Alice’s House



The Original Alice’s House, Before the Multi-home 2012 Humarock Fire



About Christine James

Christine James is the Managing News Editor, and anchor at WATD. She has been a fixture here since 1990. Along the way in her WATD newsroom journey, she has won numerous broadcast awards including the Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow National Award for "Best Newscast."