Center for Social Innovation to Host “A Conversation About Racism and Homelessness” on April 14

MHSA member agency Center for Social Innovation (C4) will host “A Conversation About Racism and Homelessness” on Thursday, April 14 from 7:00–8:30 PM at The Museum of African American History in Boston, MA. A panel discussion will feature Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner; Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO; and Marc Dones, C4…

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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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Graduate of MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Featured in Spare Change News

Spare Change News recently published “Flipping the Sheet: Reflections on the 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness,” an article written by Andrew Giampa, a graduate of MHSA’s Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program (LDP) for young adults. Andrew joined LDP co-facilitators Ayala Livny and Kitty Zen at the conference, which was…

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The North Star: Winter 2016 Newsletter

MHSA has released the Winter 2016 edition of The North Star! Inside this edition: MHSA Honors Leaders in Ending Homelessness at 2015 Annual Meeting 2016 MHSA Health Care & Homelessness Symposium Focuses on MassHealth Reform Message from the Executive Director: Staying Positive and Ending Homelessness Milton Community Members Hold Cut-a-Thon for Veterans Lauren’s Story: Advocating…

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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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