The Boston Globe Highlights Recent Housing Surge in South Boston for Individuals Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Today, The Boston Globe published “South Boston event offers housing, hope to homeless,” an article on a recent housing surge planned in conjunction with City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2018. MHSA staff members were thrilled to participate in the surge, which targeted providing housing and support services for individuals…

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Portland Press Herald Cites Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative

The Portland Press Herald has published “White House visit by Portland addiction collaborative could pave the way to opioid funding,” an article by Joe Lawlor about the Greater Portland Addiction Collaborative’s participation in a recent White House panel discussion considering models to address the opioid epidemic. The article, which includes a description of the Massachusetts…

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Join the Boston Youth Advisory Board (YAB)!

Boston Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is seeking young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to participate in a series of meetings to support the City of Boston in creating a system that better meets the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Upcoming meetings include Thursday, November 3 from 6-8…

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Volunteers of America Massachusetts Honors Edwin Meléndez of MHSA With the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award

On October 26, 2016, Volunteers of America Massachusetts hosted the 2016 Veterans Leadership Dinner and honored Edwin Meléndez, Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist at MHSA, with the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award. The award honors a veteran or active military service member who has made significant contributions to serve their fellow veterans and their community. The…

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“Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness” Now Available on Amazon Prime and Google Play

“Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness,” a documentary film about a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States, is now available on Amazon Prime and Google Play. ​View the official documentary film trailer. View the press release. View the film on Amazon Prime. View the film on Google…

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The Daily Free Press Quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on Youth Leadership

The Daily Free Press has published “City Council holds hearing concerning youth homelessness in Boston,” an article by Ben Rabin that covers the recent Boston City Council hearing on homelessness among youth and young adults in the City of Boston. The article quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on the importance of shaping…

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Forbes Highlights Pay for Success Initiative in “Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness”

Forbes has published “Massachusetts Tries A New Solution For Chronic Homelessness,” an article by Roger Valdez that highlights the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative focused on reducing chronic homelessness. PFS provides low-threshold, permanent housing to those who would otherwise rely on costly emergency resources, enabling them to address their often-complex health issues more effectively than…

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