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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.…

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…

2015 MHSA Annual Meeting

2015 MHSA Annual Meeting

Pictured above: Mark Dagnall of Justice Resource Institute, the family of Angela Berry and the O’Neil family join Ed O’Neil Award recipient Angela Berry of Justice Resource Institute (center). Photo credit: Matthew Dastoli Photography. Over 80 MHSA member agency representatives, Board Members and community partners gathered in Boston on December 16 for the 2015 MHSA Annual Meeting. In…

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Boston Homes for the Brave Cut-a-Thon

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Boston Homes for the Brave Cut-a-Thon in Milton on Saturday, November 14, 2015! Thanks to the generous support of all who participated in the event, we have raised nearly $10,000 through sponsorships, 100 haircuts, raffle tickets, and donations! We extend our special thanks to the Pariser family and Mackie’s Barber Shop…

MHSA's 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

MHSA’s 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

On May 20, MHSA supporters gathered at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 12th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito shared remarks at the event, which honored Joseph V. Roller II of Cambridge Trust Company, Linda Wood-Boyle of HomeStart and the…

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2014 MHSA Annual Meeting

On December 2, MHSA gathered in Boston with 80 member agency representatives, Board Members and community partners to celebrate the 2014 MHSA Annual Meeting. The event provided an opportunity for MHSA supporters to reflect on MHSA’s recent accomplishments and honor two individuals who have made important contributions to efforts to end homelessness in Massachusetts: State…

Strike Out Homelessness event

Strike Out Homelessness in Massachusetts

On Wednesday, August 20, nearly 80 young professionals gathered at South Boston Candlepin for Strike Out Homelessness in Massachusetts. Hosted by the MHSA Young Professionals Group (YPG), the event raised funds to support MHSA’s work to end homelessness in Massachusetts. During the event, Paul, a member of the Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau, shared his…