Donations can be made by check:

  • The Fitch Home, Inc.

Mail to:

  • Maria Haggerty, Executive Director,
  • The Fitch, 75 Lake Ave, Melrose MA 02176.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

All donations are fully tax deductible.


“What would you think of providing a fund to establish a Home for older citizens in Melrose?”
Sarah E. Fitch


These were the words that Mrs. Sarah E. Fitch spoke to a friend in 1916 after her husband had passed away.

The response was enthusiastically favorable and in 1918 The Fitch Home was established. From the outset, the Trustees determined that it should always be a real home with a minimum of restrictions and a maximum of comfort with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Today, over 100 years later, these basic concepts have remained the same as The Fitch Home has grown and become a valuable part of the Melrose community.

Located on the shores of Ell Pond, The Fitch provides the freedom of independent living along with the best that senior living and assisted care has to offer.


We hope that you will consider The Fitch when making charitable donations.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Our Home!