Boston Herald: Shelters under pressure as homeless numbers soar

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.

Boston Globe: State’s public colleges see rise in hunger, homelessness

  The state’s colleges and universities are reporting that hunger and homelessness among students have increased over the past year, an alarming new disclosure that makes clear that many low-income students have far more to worry about than just exams and extracurricular activities. Read the whole article here.

WBUR: A Prescription To Treat Homelessness, Threatened

It was 3 a.m. and 3 degrees outside, and I was about to discharge Mike from our Emergency Department for the third time in less than 24 hours. “Doc, let me finish this episode,” he said, his eyes glued to the TV in the ER waiting room. Read the rest of the article here.

Wicked Local West Roxbury: Offering low-income, homeless Bostonians housing resources

After Chris Moriconi fractured his back on the job in 2006 and was unable to work, he and his son CJ had a difficult time. Although the Woburn father received workers compensation, he said, “I didn’t really have any skills and other training,” aside from being an ironworker. “I found myself just living almost dayContinue reading Wicked Local West Roxbury: Offering low-income, homeless Bostonians housing resources

Harvard School of Public Health: Student project aims to boost health, decrease hospitalization among homeless

For a homeless person who’s cold or hungry or intoxicated, the emergency room is often the first place they’ll think to go to find warmth, a sandwich, or a place to spend the night. “That’s the place where potentially a person’s needs can be met 24 hours a day,” said Maggie Sullivan, a doctor ofContinue reading Harvard School of Public Health: Student project aims to boost health, decrease hospitalization among homeless

Boston Globe: Security Guards at TD Garden can no longer eject homeless

Private security guards who patrol TD Garden have been told they can no longer eject homeless people from North Station commuter rail platforms and waiting areas that are surrounded by the sports complex, after one of the guards was charged with beating a disabled homeless man with his own cane, transit officials said Thursday. ReadContinue reading Boston Globe: Security Guards at TD Garden can no longer eject homeless