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
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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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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Sep 07, 2016
MHSA has released the Summer 2016 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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Aug 25, 2016
Yesterday, The Boston Globe published "Poverty drives homeless rates? Not so fast," an article by Evan Horowitz that offers a thoughtful description of the complexities of homelessness.
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