Media Coverage

How We Can Help the Homeless 

By The Boston Globe March 20, 2014

Organizations that Help Homeless Individuals Deserve More Funding

In his State of the State address, Governor Patrick said, “we are the only state to guarantee emergency shelter, but too many people need it.” The governor is correct; too many people need emergency shelter…Read More

SMOC Seeks More Money to Aid Homeless

By The MetroWest Daily News April 24, 2014

FRAMINGHAM – The South Middlesex Opportunity Council has joined other social service agencies all over the state to lobby for more state money to fight homelessness…Read More

JOHN YAZWINSKI: Pay a little now to avoid a bigger homeless crisis later

By The Patriot Ledger April 5, 2014

COMMENTARY – Recently, organizations working with the individual homeless population have seen an alarming trend: after a 10-year decrease in the number of homeless individuals, we have seen an uptick in suburban communities like Wareham and Plymouth and in cities like Brockton and Quincy…Read More

Homeless Shelters Tell Legislature `We Need Some Help’

By The Patriot Ledger March 26, 2014

QUINCY – Amid a surge in the state’s population of homeless single men, women and teens, homeless shelters in Quincy and Brockton and 30 other shelters and services across the state have for the first time joined to ask the Legislature for what they say is an overdue funding increase…Read More

Homeless Agencies, Supporters Seek Hike in State Funding for Shelter Beds, Services

By MassLive March 28, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – A statewide coalition of homeless agencies including Friends of the Homeless here, is lobbying the state Legislature for an increase in funding for shelter beds and services, saying the current system leaves many agencies in significant need…Read More