Events

On behalf of MHSA and the ReThink: Why Housing Matters initiative, we invite you to a film screening of “Our Journey Home,” a documentary that sheds light on real-life stories of people touched by public housing as they strive to support their families, further their education and careers, give back to their communities, and have a place to call home.
On May 18, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. At the event, MHSA honored Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. for his outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. Thanks to your support, we raised over $100,000 at this event.
Grab your exercise mats and get active with MHSA YPG and other young professionals for a 45-minute yoga session led by Boston Guru Jen Wyatt! After you’ve cleared your mind and found your chakras, grab a cold brew from the tap room of our generous host, Dorchester Brewing Company.
MHSA honored Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) at the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting on December 14 at the Boston College Club in Boston. The event included a special announcement by Bernadette Di Re, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts, who presented a $1.7 million partnership grant from United Health Foundation for the new Hospital to Housing initiative...
On October 20, The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held "Homecoming: Let's Bring Our Neighbors Home," a fundraiser geared toward helping MHSA achieve its mission of ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. The event featured live performances from local acts, a buffet of delicious eats, drinks, yard games, and prizes.
Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), presented a screening of "Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness," a documentary film about one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) held “Paint for a Purpose,” an evening of painting and networking at The Paint Bar on Newbury Street in Boston.
On May 12, MHSA supporters gathered at the Hyatt Regency Boston to celebrate MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. At the event, MHSA honored Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs for their outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the Commonwealth.
On Sunday, April 2, 2016, Social Action Massachusetts (SAM), a program of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), hosted clergy members, lay leaders and students for the workshop Ending Homelessness in Our Communities at Church of the Covenant in Boston. The workshop explored ways communities of faith and ethical commitment could take action to end homelessness.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the MHSA Young Professionals Group (MHSA YPG) presented an evening of networking and fundraising at J.J. Foley's Bar & Grille in Downtown Boston. This free event hosted networking among Greater Boston area young professionals while raising funds and collecting household items for formerly homeless individuals in MHSA's permanent housing programs.

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