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Conference Empowers Area Women

The twentieth annual Massachusettts Conference on Women was held on December 6, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 5 PM at the World Trade Center on Summer St. behind Boston’s South Station. The event focused on educating women about their health issues; how to start or improve a business; and how they can empower themselves, their

Reviewing Project Soup

As one who has both eaten at served at many soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters, I understand how humbling it can be scratching and surviving through the food pantry system. You may be in a situation that is not your fault, and you may be in a predicament where you simply need help finding

Do You See What I See?

“Imagine your son or daughter between the ages of 18-24 on the streets homeless, scared and alone. Imagine yourself in the shoes of a homeless person, where would you go to stay warm? A coffee shop, to blend in, a doorway of a department store or an alleyway?” Boston’s Homelessness Czar, Jim Greene, raised these

Homeless Advocates Charge DHCD with Child Abuse

A broad coalition of health care providers, homeless advocates, and community groups are calling on the Department of Housing and Community Development to scuttle the new regulations guiding access to homeless shelters. Rosie’s Place, Massachusetts Immigrant Rights Association, Home for Families, Association for Haitian Women of Boston were among the organizers and supporters for the

hunger & homelessness testimonials

In the public eye there is a common misunderstanding that poverty, hunger and homelessness are not issues faced by the members of our society that are privileged enough to attend college. This November the University of Massachusetts-Boston held a Hunger and Homelessness week to raise awareness and educate students about the realities of poverty. As

Down and Out in Boston: Massachusetts Women Encounter Great Economic Hardship

Although Cambridge and its sisters Boston and Quincy remain economically prosperous and have a combined population of 830,000 people and 430,000 women, women still have a higher poverty rate than men. Cambridge, the home of Spare Change News, has a population of 105,000 people. The Cambridge household income has almost doubled from $55,000 to $95,000