Ending Homelessness: What Successful Communities Do Differently Event on December 19

MHSA is excited to participate in Ending Homelessness: What Successful Communities Do Differently, the second Community Meeting of A Faith that Does Justice (AFTDJ), which welcomes Rosanne Haggerty and Fr. J. Bryan Hehir. Both MacArthur Foundation Fellows, Ms. Haggerty and Fr. Hehir have decades of experience in the public sector, combining their passions for addressing social issues…

MHSA’s New Triage and Assessment Tool Proven to Predict Emergency Service Utilization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2017 For more information, contact: Meg Hoffman, mhoffman@mhsa.net, 617-367-6447 x28 Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance’s (MHSA) New Triage and Assessment Tool Proven to Predict Emergency Service Utilization This innovative tool incorporates data to further MHSA’s mission to end homelessness in Massachusetts BOSTON – Mathematica Policy Research has released a new study that demonstrates how the…

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…