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
BC Heights: Before running BHCHP, O’Connell washed feet of Boston’s homeless
After Jim O’Connell finished Harvard Medical School and completed a residency at Mass General Hospital, he spent two months washing people’s feet. Read the rest of the story here.
FOX 25: Volunteers to count homeless in Boston
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.
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.
CBS Boston: Growing Number of Students Facing Hunger, Homelessness at State Schools
According to a survey from 29 state college and university administrators submitted to the state Board of Higher Education, more than a thousand students at state colleges are dealing with food insecurity or homelessness. Read the full story 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: Recognizing the humanity of the homeless
At the precise moment that Donald Trump was taking the oath of office in Washington, Kourtney McLean was sitting on a duffel bag outside a T station at the corner of Haverhill and Causeway streets. The duffel bag contained the blankets she uses to sleep outside at night. Read the rest of the storyContinue reading Boston Globe: Recognizing the humanity of the homeless