News

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 22, 2017
MHSA has released the Winter 2017 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Mar 16, 2017
Join MHSA member agency Our Father's House for their Annual Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. in Fitchburg, featuring 1964 The Tribute.
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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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Mar 06, 2017
This year’s Massachusetts Youth Count is scheduled for Monday, May 1st through Sunday, May 14th. The Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth is seeking Youth/Young Adult Ambassadors to participate in the count.
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Mar 02, 2017
Co.Exist has published "If Housing Is The Cure For Homelessness, Doctors Should Be Able To Prescribe It," an article by Eillie Anzilotti. The article demonstrates that the Housing First model works- but only with sufficient housing options.
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Feb 21, 2017
WWLP-22 News has published "Providers describe struggle to serve homeless in Massachusetts" by Colin A. Young. Affordable housing, with support services as needed, remains a key factor in the fight to end homelessness.
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