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
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
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
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
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.
Three hundred and fifty volunteers will fan out across Boston Wednesday evening to get a census of homeless people here in the city. Watch the video coverage here.
As city officials and volunteers spread across the city for the annual census of the homeless in Boston, Danielle Doherty stood outside the State Street MBTA station, where she has spent her nights since the summer. To read more from this story, click here.
Lyndia Downie and Karen LaFrazia talk about the rising costs making housing less and less affordable. Also describing the issues of “treating” homelessness with limited resources and the increasing numbers of the homeless. Watch the Video Here
Many people feel compassion for men and women experiencing homelessness during a Massachusetts winter—when mountains of snow and bitterly cold temperatures can threaten the lives of people trying to get by and living on the street. Now that spring is finally setting in, it’s easier to forget that the need for services—shelter, a warm meal,Continue reading WGBH: Homelessness Knows No Season
Homelessness service providers across the Commonwealth are concerned they could face a tough year ahead, as the state budget proposal cuts nearly $800,000 from funds for the assistance of homeless individuals. On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The committee allocated about $44 million toContinue reading Spare Change News:Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget