MHSA is Thrilled to be a Finalist for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health!

MHSA is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health for our Home and Healthy for Good (HHG) program! The Hearst Health Prize, in partnership with Jefferson College of Population Health, is given in recognition of an individual’s or organization’s outstanding achievement in managing…

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Creating More Sustainable Housing through the Commonwealth Green Low-Income Housing Coalition

There is a “fourth way” emerging for housing organizations serving homeless and low-income people to sustain their buildings and organization beyond charitable giving, grants, and government funding we all struggle for. New breakthroughs in energy efficiency and production, coupled with one of the nation’s best solar and efficiency state programs, allow agencies who are paying attention…

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Article About MHSA’s Triage and Assessment Tool Featured in the National Alliance to End Homelessness Alliance Online News

Last month’s Spare Change News article about MHSA’s triage and assessment tool is featured in the latest National Alliance to End Homelessness Alliance Online News. The article is available under the News Round-Up, which highlights recent media articles about “how housing can reduce health care costs, improve outcomes, and better serve patients.”

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TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS: A Poem by Alexis Ivy

Today’s blog post features “TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS,” a poem by Alexis Ivy Grandberg, Street Outreach Advocate at CASPAR.   TAKING THE HOMELESS CENSUS The corner of the laundromat is occupied by the ex-con with an exhausting past. He uses missing socks as mittens, trades socks for cigarettes.  Homeless: sitting-on-a-milk-crate homeless, facial-hair-unkempt homeless, publically-collecting-cans homeless, boozing-at-the-duck-pond homeless, asking-for-the-time…

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Pay for Success: A Cost-Effective Solution to Chronic Homelessness

Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) chronicles social innovations and enterprises addressing the nation’s most challenging issues surrounding social policy, leadership, human capital, and systems. In its inaugural Boston Edition, SIJ has published an article that provides an evaluation of the Commonwealth’s and MHSA’s first homeless social innovation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative. Co-authored by Singumbe Muyeba, PhD, Joe Finn and Tom Brigham of MHSA,…

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