WBUR: Walsh, Volunteers Conduct Boston’s Annual Homeless Census

By Bob Oakes Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and 300 volunteers took the streets Wednesday night to tally up the city’s homeless population for the annual city homeless census. It’s been a very tough winter for the homeless, and last year’s census found more than 7,200 homeless people in Boston. To Read More, Click Here.

Patriot Ledger: Homeless numbers press hard on local shelters

By Patriot Ledger Staff Local organizations serving the homeless are pointing to two unrelated events – the harsh winter and last October’s abrupt closure of the Long Island Bridge – as pressing reasons to boost state spending on helping homeless people. The Coalition for Homeless Individuals, which includes Quincy-based Father Bill’s & MainSpring, announced plansContinue reading Patriot Ledger: Homeless numbers press hard on local shelters

MassLive: Coalition for Homeless Individuals calls for Mass. lawmakers to increase funding to combat causes of homelessness

By Robert Rizzuto  A coalition of organizations who work to assist homeless individuals in Massachusetts is calling on state lawmakers to provide additional resources to assist with the mission amid what they describe as increased need and stagnant state funding. The Coalition for Homeless Individuals announced this week that it will be speaking with stateContinue reading MassLive: Coalition for Homeless Individuals calls for Mass. lawmakers to increase funding to combat causes of homelessness

Boston.com: Kicked Off Long Island, Homeless Turn to Boston Shelters for Help

By Kristin Toussaint On Tuesday, Hadley Douglas, owner of the Urban Grape liquor store, sat in her car, listening to a WBUR story about the Boston Night Center reopening. The center has helped provide the city’s homeless population with a way to escape the recent bitter cold. Douglas wrote a Facebook post linking to the story.Continue reading Boston.com: Kicked Off Long Island, Homeless Turn to Boston Shelters for Help

WBUR: Report: To Reduce Mass. Family Homelessness, Focus Less On Shelters

By Bob Oakes and Shannon Dooling More than 13,000 Massachusetts families applied for housing assistance during the last fiscal year. Gov. Charlie Baker has made tackling homelessness one of his top priorities, and a new report released Wednesday offers the administration a few suggestions. The report, which was spearheaded by the group Citizens’ Housing And Planning Association,Continue reading WBUR: Report: To Reduce Mass. Family Homelessness, Focus Less On Shelters

Worcester Magazine: A red knit scarf offers hope to those in need

By Joshua Lyford With Worcester’s recent, seemingly never ending snow storms making “Snowmageddon” a local reality, the accumulated snowfall and cold threaten the well-being of area homeless and those without the financial means to keep themselves warm this winter. Luckily, some anonymous area resident is doing his or her best to provide a helping handContinue reading Worcester Magazine: A red knit scarf offers hope to those in need