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Jul 14, 2016
On July 20, 2016, Dr. Donald Burnes of the Burnes Institute on Poverty and Homelessness, editor of the newly published book "Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can,” will join contributing authors Collin Whelley of MHSA member agency Center for Social Innovation (C4) and Kate Whelley McCabe in leading a panel discussion on the book. C4’s Jeff Olivet will deliver opening remarks, and MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn will moderate the conversation.
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Jul 11, 2016
Yesterday, The Enterprise published "Tent City homeless struggle to find new place to stay," an article by Benjamin Paulin on the recent removal of those living in Brockton's homeless encampment known as "Tent City." The article quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn on how a longer-term strategy is needed in order to address the city's homelessness.
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Jul 06, 2016
In a blog post in The Huffington Post, "In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness," Richard Cho and Dr. Fred Oster of The Council Of State Governments Justice Center explore connections between homelessness, mental illness and incarceration and advocate for Housing First.
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Jun 23, 2016
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is now on Facebook! “Like” us to stay up-to-date on upcoming events; articles and videos spotlighting advocacy to end homelessness; discounted ticket prices for MHSA events; networking and professional development opportunities; and much more.
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Jun 08, 2016
MHSA member agency Dismas House will hold the first annual Dismas Family Farm Barn Dance on June 11, 2016. Dance under the stars and in the hay lofts with local musicians, The Hip Swayers, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Farm at 687 Lincoln Road, Oakham, MA. Light refreshments and soft drinks will be served. A music-filled, fun-filled night for the entire family!
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May 17, 2016
Spare Change News has published "MHSA Honors Jerry Ray at 13th Annual Fundraising Event." Written by Katrina Carbone, the article features Jerry Ray, who received the "William Lloyd Garrison Lifetime Achievement Award" at MHSA's fundraising event, "Home for Good: Solutions Start Here."
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May 16, 2016
Spare Change News quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in "Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services," a recent article by Aneri Pattani. The article covers City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's budget proposal to invest in housing and services to support the City’s Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Boston.
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May 13, 2016
Yesterday, MassLive.com published "State alliance honors Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association for dedication to the homeless," an article by Peter Goonan that covered MHSA's recognition of "Home for Good: Solutions Start Here" honoree Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc.
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May 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and local Continuums of Care (CoCs) are currently conducting the 2016 Youth Count, an annual statewide survey to better understand the housing and service needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under the age of 25.
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May 12, 2016
MHSA will honor Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs at MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston.
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