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Mar 08, 2016
MHSA has released the Winter 2016 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and please contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Feb 24, 2016
MHSA is excited to announce that we will begin another round of our Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program (LDP) on March 7. This eight-week course is designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have experienced homelessness. The goal of the LDP is for participants to develop their leadership and advocacy skills in order to shape public conversations and action to end homelessness among young adults.
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Jan 20, 2016
Spare Change News recently published "Young and Homeless," an article featuring Andrew, a graduate of MHSA's Fall 2015 Leadership Development Program for young adults.
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Jan 19, 2016
On January 8, 2016, representatives from MHSA member agencies participated in the first session of the 2016 MHSA Health Care & Homelessness Symposium. In light of current efforts to reform MassHealth, this series of conversations was established to address critical issues related to the intersection of health care and homelessness.
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Jan 06, 2016
In the December 2015 edition of Public Health Law News (PHLN), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Profile in Public Health Law interview with MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. The interview explored the intersection between public health and homelessness, with an emphasis on MHSA's work regarding the integration of health care and housing.
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Nov 20, 2015
Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog quoted MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in "States Freed to Use Medicaid Money for Housing," an article by Michael Ollove exploring how states like Massachusetts are utilizing Medicaid to support formerly homeless individuals in moving into - and maintaining - permanent housing.
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Nov 13, 2015
The Boston Homes for the Brave Initiative is hosting a special fundraising event, Boston Homes for the Brave Cut-a-Thon, on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mackie’s Barber Shop in Milton, MA. The Cut-a-Thon has been organized by Milton residents Kenneth & Sharon Pariser and Milton businesswoman Marianne “Mackie” Colligan, proud parents of two members of the United States Armed Forces. Through event sponsorships, donations, contributions from merchants in the Town of Milton, and proceeds from every haircut during the event, the Cut-a-Thon will help raise critical funds to support ending veteran homelessness in Boston.
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Nov 05, 2015
On the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) blog this week, USICH Deputy Director Richard Cho highlighted MHSA's Home & Healthy for Good cost savings information in his blog post about ending chronic homelessness.
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Oct 29, 2015
In partnership with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the young adult leaders of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) held Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Legislators and state leaders were invited to listen to young adults as they shared stories of their personal experiences with homelessness and their perspectives about what must be done to end youth homelessness. Young adults and advocates also shared updates on current state initiatives to address youth homelessness. The event was hosted by Representative Jim O’Day, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Jason Lewis.
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Oct 26, 2015
In partnership with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, the young adult leaders of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) will hold an Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Legislators and state leaders will be invited to listen to young adults as they share stories of their personal experiences with homelessness and their perspectives about what must be done to end youth homelessness. Youth and advocates also will share updates on current state initiatives to address youth homelessness. The event will be hosted by Representative Jim O’Day, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, Representative Kay Khan, and Senator Jason Lewis.
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