Boston’s Winter Walk – Making Strides to End Homelessness

On February 12th, 2017, over 500 people came together for the first annual Winter Walk in Boston. BHCHP was honored to be one of the 5 partner organizations to work with the Winter Walk and benefit from its inaugural efforts. Along with Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Brookview House, Pine Street Inn, and Y2Y Harvard Square, we shared in this special event.

Many members of the BHCHP community walked the two miles, including CEO Barry Bock, the BHCHP Fellows group and our Emerging Leaders Board, along with clinical and administrative staff, supporters, and patients.

Following the walk, participants met at Copley Square for a community breakfast and to hear stories from Boston’s homeless advocates. BHCHP President Dr. Jim O’Connell spoke: “when I look out today I think, this is the community that I want to be part of, and this is a community that brings us together so that we can respond to what is going on here [in our world].”

Videos streamed showing BHCHP patients and friends, including Lindsay, from our BHCHP Emerging Leaders group whose dad had been homeless for most of her life. She shared her story and formed a team to participate in the Winter Walk. We are so grateful that Lindsay is a member of our BHCHP community.

The Winter Walk will have year-round engagement with BHCHP and we are excited and grateful to benefit from this wonderful partnership.

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