Author Archives: Reenat Sinay

Copley Square church displays memorial quilt for homeless dead

Copley Square church displays memorial quilt for homeless dead

In late January of this year, a homeless man covered in a sheet and blanket was found dead on the steps of Copley Square’s Old South Church. Members of the church, which prides itself on its strong ties to the homeless community, were hit hard by the news and decided to turn his tragedy into

Mass. Coalition for the Homeless’ Furniture Bank celebrates 30 years

Photo: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ Furniture Bank marked a major milestone recently, celebrating 30 years of providing free furniture to people transitioning out of homelessness or living in poverty. The Furniture Bank was created in 1985 in the city of Lynn, the first of its kind in the state,

Watertown’s Power Café seeks to empower disabled community

From the outside, Power Café is the kind of unassuming store-front that dots many an American Main Street. But this coffee shop, on the corner of Lexington and Main Streets in Watertown, is unlike any other in the area. Power Café, as you may have guessed from the name, refers to empowerment: the coffee shop

Massachusetts Advocates Consider Call for Homeless Emergency

Activists and housing advocates in Massachusetts are looking at the possibility of declaring a state of emergency on homelessness statewide after several West Coast cities and the state of Hawaii announced emergency situations in the last few months. Representatives from about 20 Massachusetts organizations that deal with homelessness met on Dec. 4 to discuss, for