News

Oct 20, 2016
The Daily Free Press has published “City Council holds hearing concerning youth homelessness in Boston,” an article by Ben Rabin that covers the recent Boston City Council hearing on homelessness among youth and young adults in the City of Boston. The article quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on the importance of shaping responses to youth homelessness based on the insights of youth who have experienced homelessness.
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Oct 19, 2016
It’s encouraging to see the State House News Service capture the discussion of health care and homelessness in “Debate Over Health Care Costs Pivots to Role of Housing,” an article by Andy Metzger.
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Oct 18, 2016
MHSA member agency HomeStart is seeking applicants for a Rapid Re-Housing Program Manager. This individual supervises a team of housing search advocates, who work one-on-one with homeless individuals to help them with all aspects of moving into permanent housing.
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Oct 18, 2016
Forbes has published "Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness," an article by Roger Valdez that highlights the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative focused on reducing chronic homelessness. PFS provides low-threshold, permanent 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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Oct 17, 2016
The Telegram has published "Agencies launch new program in Worcester helping homeless young adults," an article by Scott O'Connell that highlights a new Transition Aged Youth Program that is focused on providing supportive housing as part of a comprehensive system of services for 18- to 24-year-old young adults who are experiencing homelessness. MHSA has partnered with South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, and the City of Worcester to plan and develop the program.
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Oct 13, 2016
The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has shared an important U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration alert regarding carfentanil.
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Oct 07, 2016
MHSA member agency Father Bill's & MainSpring (FBMS) is seeking applicants for a Marketing/Communications Specialist. The Marketing & Communication Specialist is responsible for increasing visibility and community support for FBMS through the development and execution of all agency–related content including, but not limited to, annual reports, newsletters, flyers, advertisements, and social media, designed to build, inform, and engage donors and other constituents.
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Sep 27, 2016
Please join Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella and MHSA member agency Our Father's House for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 42 West Street, Leominster, MA. The event will celebrate a new Sober House for Men, strengthening personal recovery.
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Sep 13, 2016
MHSA member agency Justice Resource Institute (JRI) is hosting a conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Beyond the Basics: Advancing Care for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults. You are invited to join JRI Health and JRI's Institute for Research Inquiry (IRIE) for an exploration of how we can collectively advance the care of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.
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Sep 09, 2016
Old South Church in Boston will host the Boston premiere of Street Requiem on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 7 p.m., as well as several events leading up to the premiere. Please see the following letter from Harry Lyn Huff, Minister of Music, Old South Church in Boston, outlining these upcoming events.
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