Author Archives: Katelyn Byers

Volunteer: Horizons for Homeless Children

Volunteer: Horizons for Homeless Children

Quarterly reports published by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development found that as recently as September 2016, 3,751 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts utilized the Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. 190 of these families were housed in motels as of November 29, 2016; this figure does not include families who

BPHC joins forces with State health and housing organizations to launch “Hospital to Housing”

December 13th marked the kickoff of the “Hospital to Housing” initiative, a public-private coalition formed by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (Beacon Health Options), and the United Health Foundation. The coalition appointed five community health workers (CHWs) who will work alongside homeless resource-providers,

Does Massachusetts Need a Homelessness Czar? State Representatives Chime in on the Matter

A recent article in the Boston Herald reported that a number of Massachusetts state representatives are calling upon government officials to appoint a homelessness czar in response to the high numbers of homeless youth in the state’s urban areas. At the start of 2016, The Boston Public Health Commission reported findings of 500 homeless families,

2nd Annual James W. Foley Freedom Run Takes Off in Commemoration of Slain NH Journalist

At 10am on Saturday, October 15th, runners, walkers, and joggers took their marks at the starting line of the the second annual James W. Foley Freedom Run.  The event, which took place at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, N.H., was organized by the James Foley Legacy Foundation in commemoration of NH journalist Jim Foley, who