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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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Nov 03, 2016
Boston Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is seeking young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to participate in a series of meetings to support the City of Boston in creating a system that better meets the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.
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Oct 28, 2016
On October 26, 2016, Volunteers of America Massachusetts hosted the 2016 Veterans Leadership Dinner and honored Edwin Meléndez, Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist at MHSA, with the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award. The award honors a veteran or active military service member who has made significant contributions to serve their fellow veterans and their community.
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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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