1 min readBy Published On: June 21st, 2017Categories: Features7 Comments on Southie Shoutout: SBNH’s Kathy Lafferty

South Boston native Kathy Lafferty was honored on June 21 as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. State Rep. Nick Collins, D-South Boston, nominated Kathy for this recognition in honor of her decades of work supporting the families and neighborhood of South Boston.

Kathy was honored with other Unsung Heroines from across the state for her outstanding contributions in a ceremony held at the Statehouse in Boston.

“The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.” Commission on the Status of Women

Kathy is the Executive Director of the South Boston Neighborhood House and the Co-President of the South Boston Association of Non-Profits. Please join us in congratulating Kathy Lafferty on this well-deserved honor!


  1. Jackie Gifford Breen June 22, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Congratulations Kathy! Well deserved.

  2. Mary Beth Kelly June 22, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Kathy!

  3. Mary Beth Kelly June 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Congratulations what an honor!

  4. Mary Walsh June 22, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Kathy. You so deserve this recognition. And are a wonderful role model for your children. So happy to have worked with you and to know you.

  5. Mary Shields June 23, 2017 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Awsome job Kathy.
    You deserve it.
    I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for my children.

  6. cathy jerome (pecevich) June 23, 2017 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Can’t think of anyone more deserving than this lovely lady. congratulations Kathy L.

  7. Jen June 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Every day Kathy puts compassion and kindness in her live. She does everything she can to help those that need it. Great person. Great woman. TrueType deserving of this award!

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