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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 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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Nov 18, 2016
Today, The Boston Globe published "South Boston event offers housing, hope to homeless," an article on a recent housing surge planned in conjunction with City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2018. MHSA staff members were thrilled to participate in the surge, which targeted providing housing and support services for individuals over the age of 50 experiencing chronic homelessness.
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Nov 07, 2016
The Portland Press Herald has published "White House visit by Portland addiction collaborative could pave the way to opioid funding," an article by Joe Lawlor about the Greater Portland Addiction Collaborative’s participation in a recent White House panel discussion considering models to address the opioid epidemic. The article, which includes a description of the Massachusetts Pay for Success initiative being implemented by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn.
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Nov 04, 2016
Join MHSA member agency Justice Resource Institute (JRI) for an Open House on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester to learn about JRI's Boston-based services.
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