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

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.

Boston Globe: Boston schools to bolster services for homeless students

  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.  Continue reading Boston Globe: Boston schools to bolster services for homeless students