BY: CHRIS VAN BUSKIRK BOSTON – A group of shelter, health care, and emergency services providers for people experiencing homelessness is asking the state to level fund their services in the upcoming fiscal 2022 budget. The Coalition for Homeless Individuals gathered legislators and advocates on Wednesday morning to press for continued funding that they sayContinue reading Pandemic served new lessons on caring for the homeless
“How Can I Help? “
There are a number of ways to help programs and shelters who support homeless individuals every day here in Massachusetts. Our friends at the Lowell Transitional Living Center offered up some ideas on their blog, we thought we would share them. And, never forget you can always reach out to a shelter or program inContinue reading “How Can I Help? “
Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference
By Jaimie Seaton THE WASHINGTON POST NEWS SERVICE MARCH 29, 2017 I will never forget the father who told me, on a first date, about his transgender son, who was assigned female gender at birth but identifies as male. What stuck with me most wasn’t the fact that he had a transgender child, but theContinue reading Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference
An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless
By Lyndia Downie, Audrey Shelto and Marylou Sudders MARCH 09, 2017 On any given night, nearly 20,000 people in Massachusetts will find themselves bedding down on the streets or sleeping in an emergency shelter. Homelessness is one of the most troubling problems facing the Commonwealth, and there is a wealth of evidence that itContinue reading An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless
Homeless advocates urge state to spend $50M on homeless care
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 itemContinue reading Homeless advocates urge state to spend $50M on homeless care
Local homeless shelter prepare to house more for cold weather
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. To read more from this story clickContinue reading Local homeless shelter prepare to house more for cold weather
Providers: State not keeping up with costs of homeless care
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. To Read the rest of the article click here.
WGBH: The Number of Hungry and Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs
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. Read more from the article here.
WBUR: On College Campuses, Homelessness is a ‘Hidden’ Problem
At least 57,000 college students are estimated to be homeless across the country, according to a survey of financial aid data. Read the full story here.
The Salem News: Once Homeless, Local Shelter President Vows to Help
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 aContinue reading The Salem News: Once Homeless, Local Shelter President Vows to Help