News

Oct 10, 2017
Metro Boston has published "Walsh launches efforts to end youth homelessness in Boston," which highlights an action that Walsh said “moves Boston closer to ensuring each and every one of our young people has a stable home that allows them to work towards a better life." MHSA commends the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh for their commitment to ending youth homelessness.
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Oct 10, 2017
On October 23, 2017, Brynn Elliott will perform at Brighton Music Hall. A portion of proceeds will benefit Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run overnight shelter that provides a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness.
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Sep 22, 2017
From now through October 6th, artist and humanitarian advocate Kitty Zen and ArtLifting will be donating 50% of the profits from “Where The Heart Is - Houston, TX" to the Salvation Army of Houston to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Special edition multiple color version prints are available online.
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Sep 08, 2017
Save the Date for MHSA member agency JRI's Annual Boston Based Open House on October 12, 2017!
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Aug 28, 2017
MHSA has released the Summer 2017 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
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Aug 22, 2017
A Bigger Vision Studio has launched a crowd-funding campaign for their new film "BEYOND THE BRIDGE: A Solution to Homelessness." They produced the impactful 2016 documentary "UNDER THE BRIDGE: The Criminalization of Homelessness," which focused on the eviction of a homeless encampment, or "tent city," in Indianapolis.
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Aug 15, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Boston Herald published an editorial with an important message: we should focus on investing in treatment services and housing for those who need it.
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Aug 10, 2017
Boston Herald has published "Solutions, not blame," a Letter to the Editor written by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. He explains that the Long Island shelter closing is not to blame for the opioid crisis, and emphasizes the importance of increasing access to treatment and stable housing. Finn also commends City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his leadership in implementing housing solutions to homelessness.
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Jul 31, 2017
Open Minds has published "The Housing to Health Care Evolution," an Executive Briefing by Monica E. Oss. The article demonstrates how MHSA is integrating health care and housing through the Hospital to Housing (H to H) and Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives.
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Jul 28, 2017
The Salem News has published "Police: Homeless Calls Spike in Salem," an article by Dustin Luca. While the area has seen an increase in service calls about homeless individuals, the article highlights Peabody, which effectively uses the Housing First model to address homelessness. MHSA commends Peabody for its implementation of this model.
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