Honorees - Peter Corbett, Gwen Robinson, Jerry Ray

MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

On May 12, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. At the event, MHSA honored Jerry Ray, who recently retired from Mental Health Association, Inc., along with Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs for their outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth.…

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Ending Homelessness in Our Communities

On Sunday, April 2, 2016, Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), hosted clergy members, lay leaders and students for the workshop Ending Homelessness in Our Communities at Church of the Covenant in Boston. The workshop explored ways communities of faith and ethical commitment could take action to end homelessness.…

The North Star: Winter 2016 Newsletter

MHSA has released the Winter 2016 edition of The North Star! Inside this edition: MHSA Honors Leaders in Ending Homelessness at 2015 Annual Meeting 2016 MHSA Health Care & Homelessness Symposium Focuses on MassHealth Reform Message from the Executive Director: Staying Positive and Ending Homelessness Milton Community Members Hold Cut-a-Thon for Veterans Lauren’s Story: Advocating…

Young Professionals Group Networking & Fundraising Event

MHSA Young Professionals Group Networking & Fundraising Event

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) presented an evening of networking and fundraising at J.J. Foley’s Bar & Grille in Downtown Boston. This free event hosted networking among Greater Boston area young professionals while raising funds and collecting household items for formerly homeless individuals in MHSA’s permanent housing programs. People who have experienced…

Graduate of MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Featured in Spare Change News Article

Spare Change News recently published “Young and Homeless,” an article featuring Andrew, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults. Reflecting on his experiences with homelessness, Andrew writes: I want you reading this today to know that even though this situation is really hard, people who are homeless can be resilient and…

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Housing First and Emergency Medical Services

As we begin the new year, we are excited to launch our new blog series: Medical Research on Health and Housing. This series will analyze and summarize current medical literature exploring the multiple links between health and housing. For our first post, Andy Hyatt and Andrew Olsen, medical students at Boston University School of Medicine, have worked with…

CDC Profile in Public Health Law: Joe Finn of MHSA

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…