SAM Film Screening of "Under the Bridge"

SAM Film Screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness”

Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), presented a screening of “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness,” a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. Nearly 70 people attended the screening…

“In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness”

In a blog post in The Huffington Post, “In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness,” Richard Cho and Dr. Fred Oster of The Council Of State Governments Justice Center explore connections between homelessness, mental illness and incarceration and advocate for Housing First: “The solution to chronic homelessness, and part of…

MHSA Launches Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) Facebook Page

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) is now on Facebook! “Like” us to stay up-to-date on upcoming events; articles and videos spotlighting efforts to end homelessness; discounted ticket prices for MHSA events; networking and professional development opportunities; and much more. Connect with MHSA YPG on Facebook today! Learn more about MHSA YPG.

2016 Massachusetts Youth Count Survey

The Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and local Continuums of Care (CoCs) are currently conducting the 2016 Youth Count, an annual statewide survey to better understand the housing and service needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under the age of 25. If your organization serves youth or young adults, we encourage you…

Interview with Goulston & Storrs

Spotlight on the Honorees: Goulston & Storrs

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, MHSA will celebrate three outstanding honorees at our 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. Today, our Spotlight on the Honorees blog series highlights honoree Goulston & Storrs with an interview with Peter D. Corbett, Director at Goulston & Storrs. About Goulston & Storrs Goulston & Storrs is an Am Law…

Interview with Jerry Ray

Spotlight on the Honorees: Jerry Ray

At MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here, we will celebrate three honorees who have made outstanding contributions to ending homelessness. Today we launch this year’s Spotlight on the Honorees blog series with an interview with Jerry Ray, Vice President of Homeless Services at MHSA member agency Mental Health Association, Inc. (MHA) in Springfield, MA. For…

PBHA to Host Screening of “UNDER THE BRIDGE: The Criminalization of Homelessness” on April 18

MHSA member agency Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) will host a screening of UNDER THE BRIDGE: The Criminalization of Homelessness on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Harvard University Science Center, Hall D. The screening is open to the public. The Harvard University Science Center is located at 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138. UNDER THE BRIDGE:…