Homeless shelters prepare for bitter weekend cold

Boston Globe, February 11, 2016
With bitter cold forecast for the weekend, Pine Street Inn announced plans Thursday to continue operating above its capacity and increase the availability of teams that canvass the city and bring homeless residents indoors. Read more »

District A-1 homeless count at 53 during 2016 Census, February 10, 2016
City officials, Boston Police and volunteers conducted a homeless census on the night of January 12th and 13th throughout Boston. Read more »

State spending is under control, except for health care

Boston Globe, February 4, 2016
When Governor Charlie Baker released his latest budget proposal last week, he was clear about his goal for state spending: "You got to get to the point where your spending is going up at a rate that’s consistent with the growth in your economy." Read more »

Homeless count finds those often unseen among us

Chelsea Record, February 4, 2016
It was even earlier than the early shift as dozens of volunteers, City officials and state officials filed into the Chelsea Police Station on Thursday morning – some time just after 3:30 a.m. Read more »

Language of addiction itself can hurt, advocates say

Boston Globe, February 4, 2016
Windia Rodriguez remembers the sting of the words hurled at her during a hospital stay a few years ago. “Crackhead.’’ “Addict.’’ Especially, she recalls the scorn in the voices that pronounced her “just an addict.” Read more »

Hunt Scholarship application released; deadline Apr. 4

MA League of CHCs, February 1, 2016
The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is pleased to announce the availability of the Hunt Scholarship. This $2,000 cash scholarship is awarded to a student at the undergraduate level who displays a genuine interest in community and public health through either academic study or volunteer service. Read more »


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