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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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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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Dec 15, 2017
We are excited to announce that the Fiscal Year 2017 MHSA Annual Report has been released. Thank you to One Visual Mind for designing this year's report!
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Dec 13, 2017
Telegram & Gazette has recently published an article that discusses a meeting about chronic homelessness with Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.; Dennis Culhane, a professor of social policy at the University of Pennsylvania; and Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director. MHSA commends City Manager Augustus for his efforts to reduce chronic homelessness through Home Again, a program that uses a Housing First approach.
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Dec 11, 2017
On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, MHSA will honor United Health Foundation, Commissioner Joan Mikula of the Department of Mental Health, and Jayms Battaglia of University Lutheran Church / Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at our Annual Meeting.
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Dec 08, 2017
MHSA member agency Bay Cove Human Services is seeking applicants for the following positions: Per Diem Clinical-BEST; Per Diem Counselor; Per Diem Mental Health-Boston; Per Diem Mental Health Worker Carney; Per Diem Nurse-BEST; Per Diem Nurse-Carney; Per Diem Nurse-Marie’s Place; Program Coordinator; Rehabilitation Specialist; Residential Kitchen Worker; CBFS Team Leader-Licensed Clinician; Assistant Site Manager (Dorchester street, South Boston); Assistant Site Manager (Pleasant Street, Dorchester); Assistant Site Manager (Stanley Street, Dorchester); CBFS Flexible Team Clinician (CBFS Team 3 - Bay Cove, Jamaica Plain); Day Treatment Clinician (Day Treatment, Boston); Clubhouse Worker (Center Club, Boston); Clubhouse Worker (Transitions of Boston, Boston); Licensed Clinician- Health Care Coordinator (Health Home, Jamaica Plain); CBFS Licensed Clinician (Jamaica Plain); Mental Health Worker - Per Diem (BEST Boston CCS (Crisis Stabilization Unit), Boston); Nurse Consultant (Staniford Street, Boston); Outreach/Employment Specialist - CBFS Outreach (Safety Net Outreach, Jamaica Plain); Peer Specialist (CBFS Team 4 - Bay Cove, Jamaica Plain).
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