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Jan 18, 2017
United Way has published “Chronic Homelessness: A New Solution to an Old Problem,” a blog post by Jesse Marcus highlighting the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative focused on reducing chronic homelessness. Thank you to all who are making PFS a reality in Massachusetts, including United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, CSH, Santander Bank, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Root Cause.
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Jan 18, 2017
Thank you to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley for highlighting the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative to create permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness! Read the full blog post by Katie Ward on the Speak United blog.
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Jan 06, 2017
Spare Change News has published "Two Recognized for Their Work at Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Annual Meeting," an article by Jordan Frias that highlights the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting honorees: Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).
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Dec 16, 2016
MHSA member agency AIDS Action Committee is seeking applicants for a Young Adult Stabilization Advocate. Under the supervision of the Residential Coordinator, the Young Adult Stabilization Advocate is responsible for supporting homeless and formerly homeless young adult’s transition to independent living and assisting Residential Coordinator in meeting other program goals.
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Dec 15, 2016
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is excited to share our new logo! The new logo was designed to reflect MHSA's innovative solutions to homelessness, with the image of a house and an open circle symbolizing movement forward to end homelessness. The circle also serves as a symbol of the importance of appropriate support services to help people maintain their housing.
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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 14, 2016
To download the Fiscal Year 2016 MHSA Annual Report, please follow the link below. Thank you to Adam Katz of Atomik Design for designing this year's report!
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Dec 09, 2016
The sixth part of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s series "The Desperate and the Dead" explores the intersection of mental illness and homelessness. The article quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn on the significance of low-threshold housing, a cost-effective response that provides stability to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness.
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Dec 09, 2016
MHSA member agency Community Teamwork is seeking a Division Director of Housing & Homeless Services. This position will work under the direction of the Chief Program Officer to provide overall administration of the Division, including all specific programs and projects. The individual will participate in agency leadership, committee, and board meetings and assume duties and responsibilities relating to overall Agency management.
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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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