SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The homeless population in Massachusetts has grown over the past 20-years, but the funding to care for them, hasn’t.
That’s according to a letter a group of homeless advocates sent lawmakers this week, urging them to invest $50-million on theHomeless Individuals Assistance budget line item in next year’s budget. The line item funds 40 organizations that care for homeless people in Massachusetts.
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) –
With the weather expected to get significantly colder, some homeless shelters are preparing for a late surge in people looking to get warm.
Friends of the Homeless in Springfield said they try not to turn anyone away, but they are at capacity right now.
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By Colin A. Young State House News Service
Advocates for the homeless sent letters to lawmakers Tuesday, pressing them to dedicate $50 million in the next budget to a line item that funds 40 organizations that help homeless individuals.
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There’s no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country.
Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public.
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At least 57,000 college students are estimated to be homeless across the country, according to a survey of financial aid data.
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Thomas Holland was 16 when he told his mother he wanted to move to San Francisco. His mother, assuming he meant after he graduated from high school, did not seem too upset by the idea.
“Then I said, ‘Mom, no, I’m leaving tomorrow,’” Holland said.
The next day, Holland walked out the door with a change of clothes, $10 in cash and a carton of cigarettes and hitchhiked across the country. For the next 14 years, he slept on beaches, park benches and strangers’ couches from San Francisco to New Orleans to Omaha and New York City.
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Boston schools could get a $1 million boost next year to create new food pantries, clothing closets and other support to help thousands of homeless students under the budget proposed for next year, officials announced.
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The Boston school system plans to launch a $1 million initiative to provide more services and support for the approximately 3,000 students who are experiencing homelessness.
The initiative is part of Superintendent Tommy Chang’s proposed budget for the next school year, which he is scheduled to present to the School Committee Wednesday night.
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