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2020 Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining us for the MHSA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, and congratulations again to all the nominees! For any post-event questions, please contact Meg Hoffman Calleja at mcalleja@mhsa.net Honoring Senator Brendan P. Crighton (D-Third Essex District) Chair, Joint Committee on Housing with the 2020 Canon Brian S. Kelley Public Servant Award Senator Crighton's…

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MHSA Covid-19 repsonse

COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 public health emergency is an urgent threat to extremely vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness and those who are now living in permanent supportive housing. As you take steps to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community during this crisis, we hope you will also join us in taking action to protect…

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Thank You for Supporting

Home for Good: Creating a Place to Live (#HFG19)

  Honoring Margot Trotter Davis, PhD, LICSW with the Bob Ray Partnership Award  Dr. Margot Davis is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Health at Brandeis University. She has been chosen for the Bob Ray Partnership Award because of a lifetime professional career of both developing and measuring successful interventions to better serve…

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MHSA YPG 2nd Annual Sip & Stretch (Beer & Yoga)!

The MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held its second annual Sip & Stretch event on Saturday, March 10 at Dorchester Brewing Co. Guests gathered from Boston and beyond to enjoy a yoga class with Roxy Hesh, drink craft beer from our generous host Dorchester Brewing Co., and mix and mingle with other young professionals. Thank…

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Thank You For Supporting Home For Good

Home for Good: Solutions Start Here (#HFG18)

  THANK YOU!   We are thrilled to share this year's Home for Good: Solutions Start Here was the most successful to date! Thank you to all of our sponsors, member agencies, guests, volunteers, auction and raffle donors, Board of Directors, and the recipient of this year's Bob Ray Partnership Award…  Greg Bialecki!   Greg…

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MHSA Annual Meeting to Honor United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula, and Jayms Battaglia

Advisory December 11, 2017 For more information, contact: Meg Hoffman, 617-367-6447 x18 mhoffman@mhsa.net MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING & SHELTER ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING TO HONOR UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION, COMMISSIONER JOAN MIKULA, AND JAYMS BATTAGLIA BOSTON – The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) will honor United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health, and Jayms…

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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…

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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…

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MHSA YPG Homecoming 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended MHSA YPG’s 2nd Annual Homecoming fundraiser on Sep. 7, 2017 at La Fábrica Central in Cambridge! Young professionals from across Greater Boston gathered to watch the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs while enjoying a buffet of award-winning Spanish Caribbean food, signature drinks,…

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Happy Hour With a Cause

MHSA YPG “Happy Hour With a Cause”

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held its summer event, "Happy Hour with a Cause." Young professionals from the Greater Boston area connected with each other while enjoying good food, drinks, and a live trivia challenge. MHSA YPG is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that fosters connections between…

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Our Journey Home

“Our Journey Home” Film Screening

On behalf of MHSA and the ReThink: Why Housing Matters initiative, we invite you to a film screening of “Our Journey Home,” a documentary that sheds light on real-life stories of people touched by public housing as they strive to support their families, further their education and careers, give back to their communities, and have…

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Home for Good: Solutions Start Here (#HFG17)

On May 18, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. At the event, MHSA honored Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. for his outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. Thanks to your support, we raised over $100,000 at…

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Sip and Stretch

MHSA YPG “Sip + Stretch”

Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group invites you to SIP + STRETCH Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dorchester Brewing Company 1250 Massachusetts Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125 Grab your exercise mats and get active with MHSA YPG and other young professionals for a 45-minute yoga session led by Boston Guru…

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2016 MHSA Annual Meeting

2016 MHSA Annual Meeting

Pictured above: Pamela Driscoll; Steven Kadish, Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Governor; Timothy Driscoll of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC); family of Ed O’Neil; Jennifer Reed, daughter of Canon Brian S. Kelley; and former New England Patriot Jerod Mayo, Optum Senior Vice President, Business Development.Photo credit: David Fox Photographer. MHSA honored Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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Young Professionals Networking Night

Spring into Action: Young Professionals Networking Night

On Tuesday, April 7, the MHSA Young Professionals Group (YPG) gathered at The North Star in Boston for an evening of networking. Attendees included staff from MHSA member agencies as well as individuals from Boston-area businesses and nonprofits. Special thanks to The North Star for donating the event space and appetizers! View photos from Spring into…

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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…

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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…

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The Cornerstone MHSA newsletter Summer 2020 cover

MHSA’s 11th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

On May 7, more than 200 MHSA supporters gathered at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 11th annual fundraising event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. Event attendees mingled with old and new friends while enjoying hearty hors d’oeuvres and wine. Funds raised at the event support MHSA’s continued efforts to…

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2013 MHSA Annual Meeting

2013 MHSA Annual Meeting

On December 4, MHSA gathered with over 75 members and community partners to celebrate the 2013 MHSA Annual Meeting. Held at the Boston Public Library, the MHSA Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for MHSA members and supporters to reflect on MHSA’s accomplishments over the past year and honor two individuals who have made outstanding contributions…

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MHSA's 10th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

MHSA’s 10th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

On May 8, MHSA and more than 200 supporters gathered at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston to celebrate MHSA’s tenth annual fundraising event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. After a welcome from MHSA Board Chair Pam Feingold, MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn presented the first award of the evening to…

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2012 MHSA Annual Meeting

2012 MHSA Annual Meeting

On December 5, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) held our Annual Meeting at the Boston Public Library. MHSA members, donors, public officials, and supporters gathered to celebrate the strides MHSA and our partners made toward ending homelessness this past fiscal year, as well as to honor two special individuals who have been instrumental…

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MHSA's 9th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

MHSA’s 9th Annual Spring Fundraising Event

MHSA held its ninth annual fundraising event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here, on the evening of May 16 at the Omni Parker House Hotel’s Rooftop Ballroom. With more than 330 people in attendance, it was MHSA’s largest and most successful fundraising event to date. The evening, chaired by Rick Heller of Legal Sea Foods,…

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