Spare Change News:Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

  Homelessness service providers across the Commonwealth are concerned they could face a tough year ahead, as the state budget proposal cuts nearly $800,000 from funds for the assistance of homeless individuals. On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2017. The committee allocated about $44 million toContinue reading Spare Change News:Homeless Advocates Express Disappointment over Senate State Budget

Globe: Feeding Boston’s homeless, one sandwich at a time

As a photographer working in New York City, Erin Dinan often found herself drawn to the city’s homeless community. She’d photograph those living on the street as a way to bring awareness to the issue, and afterward, she’d always leave them a small parting gift. Read more here.

Statement from the Coalition for Homeless Individuals Expressing Disappointment in House Budget

Boston, MA (April 13 2016) – The Coalition for Homeless Individuals, an advocacy group comprised of 25 service providers, released the following statement regarding the FY17 budget released today by the House Committee on Ways and Means, which level-funded the line item (7004-0102) that provides funding to organizations offering beds and services to homeless individuals.Continue reading Statement from the Coalition for Homeless Individuals Expressing Disappointment in House Budget

CommonWealth Magazine: Doing more for homeless people in Massachusetts

THE FOUNDING OF the Massachusetts Bay Colony was grounded in the social contract. In a sermon delivered in 1630, Gov. John Winthrop articulated the belief that, “[W]e must… make other’s conditions our own…as members of the same body.” For generations, vital services in Massachusetts have been a responsibility of our government. We’re rightly proud thatContinue reading CommonWealth Magazine: Doing more for homeless people in Massachusetts