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Jan 11, 2018
Last month's Spare Change News article about MHSA's triage and assessment tool is featured in the latest National Alliance to End Homelessness Alliance Online News. The article is available under the News Round-Up, which highlights recent media articles about "how housing can reduce health care costs, improve outcomes, and better serve patients."
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Jan 10, 2018
MHSA member agency Bay Cove Human Services is seeking applicants for a Mobile/Urgent Care Clinician Per Diem - Fall River and an Evening Clinical Supervisor - Hyannis.
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Jan 10, 2018
MHSA member agency AIDS Action Committee is seeking applicants for a Housing Search Specialist. Under the supervision of the Manager of Housing Search Services, the Housing Search Specialist works with HIV-positive clients, Client Services staff, Medical Case Managers, medical providers, landlords, housing authorities and property managers to provide intensive and comprehensive housing search and housing advocacy services to people living with HIV; to contribute proactively to the expansion and maintenance of AAC's housing search system.
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Jan 09, 2018
Roca Boston works with high-risk young men to change their behavior, and shift the trajectories of their lives to move towards the outcomes of economic independence and living out of harm’s way. The organization is seeking a Boston Director with strong strategic, management, and interpersonal skills to lead the implementation and management of the Roca Intervention Model for high-risk young men served by the Boston site.
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Jan 08, 2018
MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn reflects on the Walsh administration's progress toward ending homelessness in the City of Boston in a recent letter to the editor in The Boston Globe.
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Jan 03, 2018
MHSA member agency Project Hope is seeking applications for a Case Manager/Housing Search Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Housing and Case Management, the individual will be responsible for providing housing search/placement and case management assistance to homeless families with children in partnership with the Boston Public Schools.
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Dec 28, 2017
Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) chronicles social innovations and enterprises addressing the nation's most challenging issues surrounding social policy, leadership, human capital, and systems. In its inaugural Boston Edition, SIJ has published an article that provides an evaluation of the Commonwealth's and MHSA's first homeless social innovation Pay for Success (PFS) initiative. Co-authored by Singumbe Muyeba, PhD, Joe Finn and Tom Brigham of MHSA, the article highlights the impact of PFS on housing retention, utilization of emergency services, and cost-savings.
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Dec 21, 2017
The Boston Globe has published "Securing an ID should not pose yet another barrier," a letter by Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director, on barriers faced by those unable to obtain IDs. It is important that all of us, regardless of financial circumstances, have the ability to access housing, services, and the public spaces where decisions are made.
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Dec 18, 2017
Today, Spare Change News has published "Triage Tool Uses Health Care Info to House Homeless With Better Support Systems," an article by Kiera Murray that highlights how MHSA is targeting and housing chronically homeless individuals who are high utilizers of emergency services.
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Dec 15, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) honored United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health and Jayms Battaglia of University Lutheran Church / Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at the 2017 MHSA Annual Meeting. The event, which took place at Boston College Club, celebrated the honorees’ outstanding contributions to ending homelessness and highlighted innovative solutions that reduce public reliance on emergency resources.
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