One Way Data Can Help in the Fight Against Homelessness

Mathematica Policy Research has created a new study that explores how MHSA is developing Housing First best practices for identifying and targeting high utilizers of emergency services among chronically homeless individuals. Author James Mabli, Associate Director at Mathematica, explains the study “synthesized two core components of the work we do each day at Mathematica: producing high…

2017 MHSA Annual Meeting

2017 MHSA Annual Meeting

Pictured above: The families of Canon Kelley and Ed O’Neil. Photo credit: David Fox Photographer. On Tuesday, December 12, MHSA celebrated the 2017 Annual Meeting and honored United Health Foundation (UHF), Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health (DMH), and Jayms Battaglia of University Lutheran Church / Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. The event, which…

Giving Back to My Community: Ndindam Ndiwane

Giving Back to My Community: Ndindam Ndiwane

In today’s blog post, Ndindam Ndiwane reflects on his experiences volunteering at MHSA and contributing to the organization’s mission to end homelessness in the Commonwealth. Pictured above, Ndindam (left) advocates for affordable housing at CHAPA’s “Our Voices, Our Homes” rally on July 31, 2017. How did you become interested in volunteering for MHSA? My friend…

MHSA Member Spotlight: Olga Yasinnik

MHSA YPG Member Spotlight: Olga Yasinnik

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…