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 day by day with my son.”

However, after he was connected with the nonprofit Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), Moriconi’s life vastly improved.

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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 of public health candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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