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Volunteers of America Massachusetts Honors Edwin Meléndez of MHSA With the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award

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. The…

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“Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness” Now Available on Amazon Prime and Google Play

“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. ​View the official documentary film trailer. View the press release. View the film on Amazon Prime. View the film on Google…

The Daily Free Press Quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on Youth Leadership

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…

Forbes Highlights Pay for Success Initiative in “Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness”

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…

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MHSA YPG Member Spotlight: Joanna Keenan

The MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that fosters connections between young professionals as they engage in ending homelessness. As the group continues to grow, we have launched a member spotlight series that highlights the different experiences of young professionals who are currently involved with MHSA YPG. This…

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Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella and Our Father’s House to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on September 27 to Celebrate New Sober House

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. No RSVP is required. Please contact Ginnie Pittman at 978-345-2256 x 300 or…

MHSA Member Agency JRI to Host “Beyond the Basics: Advancing Care for LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults” Conference on October 19

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…