Articles of Interest

Aug 15, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Boston Herald published an editorial with an important message: we should focus on investing in treatment services and housing for those who need it.
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Aug 10, 2017
Boston Herald has published "Solutions, not blame," a Letter to the Editor written by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. He explains that the Long Island shelter closing is not to blame for the opioid crisis, and emphasizes the importance of increasing access to treatment and stable housing. Finn also commends City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his leadership in implementing housing solutions to homelessness.
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Jul 31, 2017
Open Minds has published "The Housing to Health Care Evolution," an Executive Briefing by Monica E. Oss. The article demonstrates how MHSA is integrating health care and housing through the Hospital to Housing (H to H) and Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives.
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Jul 28, 2017
The Salem News has published "Police: Homeless Calls Spike in Salem," an article by Dustin Luca. While the area has seen an increase in service calls about homeless individuals, the article highlights Peabody, which effectively uses the Housing First model to address homelessness. MHSA commends Peabody for its implementation of this model.
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Jul 17, 2017
WBUR has published "Lifting Up A Neighborhood — And Artists — With A Public Art Project," an article by Alexa Vasquez highlighting Kitty Zen, a MHSA Speakers' Bureau member, LDP Co-facilitator, and Artlifting artist who has been commissioned by the City of Boston to paint electrical boxes along "Methadone Mile" in conjunction with the City's beautification and outreach efforts.
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May 13, 2017
Wicked Local Belmont has published "Belmont Library to host homelessness, LGBT youth panel," an article highlighting an upcoming panel discussion on May 30 at 7 p.m. MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who spoke at a similar panel at Belmont High School last month, will participate in the event, which will take place in the assembly room at 336 Concord Ave.
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May 05, 2017
MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn is featured in “Housing is the key to ending homelessness,” a recent Cape Cod Times letter to the editor. Finn stresses the significant roles that Duffy Health Center and Housing Assistance Corporation have played in reducing homelessness on the Cape.
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Apr 14, 2017
UnitedHealth Group has published "In Their Words: What Keeps Community Caregivers Up at Night," an article on MHSA's partnership with United Health Foundation. The article features a video of MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who discusses the significance of connecting individuals experiencing homelessness with health care access:
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Apr 10, 2017
MetroWest Daily News has published "Shelto: The role of housing in our health," an article by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation President Audrey Shelto. The article demonstrates that the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH), an innovation of MHSA and the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, has been proven as an effective response to chronic homelessness and its high health care costs.
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Mar 15, 2017
Beacon Lens, the blog from Beacon Health Options, has published "Ending homelessness: A year-round job" by Erin Donohue, one of the unsung heroes of ending homelessness in Massachusetts. MHSA is grateful to Beacon Health Options for their collaboration in CSPECH.
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