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Dec 14, 2016
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) honored Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) at the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting. The event was held on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Boston College Club in Boston. The Annual Meeting included a special announcement by Bernadette Di Re, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts, who presented a $1.7 million partnership grant from United Health Foundation for the new Hospital to Housing initiative. Former New England Patriot Jerod Mayo, Senior Vice President, Business Development of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business, was also on hand to present the “Ed O’Neil Award.”
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Dec 07, 2016
MHSA will honor Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) at the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will include a special presentation from United Health Foundation, and former New England Patriots player Jerod Mayo, Optum Senior Vice President, Business Development, also will participate in the event.
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Oct 24, 2016
"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness," a documentary film about a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States, is now available on Amazon Prime and Google Play.
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Aug 03, 2016
The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness in Massachusetts has successfully placed over 250 individuals in stable, supportive housing, exceeding the minimum goal set by the Commonwealth for its first year by over 50 individuals and paving the way for significant cost savings in emergency room and inpatient care. The Pay for Success initiative being implemented by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts focuses on providing permanent, low-threshold supportive housing to those who would otherwise rely on costly emergency resources, enabling them to address their often complex health issues more effectively than they would on the streets or in shelters.
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May 12, 2016
MHSA will honor Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs at MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston.
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May 09, 2016
MHSA will honor Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs at MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston.
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Nov 13, 2015
The Boston Homes for the Brave Initiative is hosting a special fundraising event, Boston Homes for the Brave Cut-a-Thon, on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mackie’s Barber Shop in Milton, MA. The Cut-a-Thon has been organized by Milton residents Kenneth & Sharon Pariser and Milton businesswoman Marianne “Mackie” Colligan, proud parents of two members of the United States Armed Forces. Through event sponsorships, donations, contributions from merchants in the Town of Milton, and proceeds from every haircut during the event, the Cut-a-Thon will help raise critical funds to support ending veteran homelessness in Boston.
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Oct 29, 2015
In partnership with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the young adult leaders of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) held Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Legislators and state leaders were invited to listen to young adults as they shared stories of their personal experiences with homelessness and their perspectives about what must be done to end youth homelessness. Young adults and advocates also shared updates on current state initiatives to address youth homelessness. The event was hosted by Representative Jim O’Day, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Jason Lewis.
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Oct 26, 2015
In partnership with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the young adult leaders of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) will hold an Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Legislators and state leaders will be invited to listen to young adults as they share stories of their personal experiences with homelessness and their perspectives about what must be done to end youth homelessness. Youth and advocates also will share updates on current state initiatives to address youth homelessness. The event will be hosted by Representative Jim O’Day, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Jason Lewis.
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Jun 09, 2015
The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) today announced the full launch of the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing with the goal of placing nearly half of the state’s chronically homeless population in supportive housing.
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