Articles of Interest

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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Jun 26, 2017
Metro Boston has published "Boston artist creates song to help end homelessness," an article by Kristin Toussaint on MHSA's partnership with Derek "Big D" Cummings of BTF Entertainment. Big D has graciously decided to donate 100 percent of proceeds from his song "Help The Homeless" to MHSA in support of our work to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. The song is available on iTunes and Amazon for just $1.
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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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Mar 10, 2017
DigBoston has published "The Outsiders: For Homeless LGBTQ Youth in Greater Boston, There Are No Safe Spaces" by Mike DeSocio. MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn is quoted in this article on the realities of LGBTQ youth homelessness, as told by the perspective of a young adult currently experiencing homelessness.
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Mar 09, 2017
Today, The Boston Globe published "An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless," an op-ed by Lyndia Downie of MHSA member agency Pine Street Inn, Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Audrey Shelto of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation.
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Mar 08, 2017
The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI), a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, is releasing a new report authored by Thomas Byrne and George Smart that presents the results of a study analyzing the impact of the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH) on the utilization and cost of health care services. CSPECH is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership and MHSA.
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