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The Boston Herald

A $500,000 grant spanning a decade will boost individualized care for homeless women treated at the health clinic at St. Anthony Shrine downtown, program officials said yesterday.

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program recently honored Mala Rafik, managing partner of Rosenfeld & Rafik in Boston, for her legal counsel and advocacy for the health and disability rights of the organization’s patients. Rafik received the Dr. Jim O’Connell Award at BHCHP’s May 21 Medicine That Matters gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel.

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United Press International

In a nearly three-year partnership, the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has set up a full-service clinic onsite at the New England Center and Home for Veterans. The clinic is a "safe and welcoming environment" where caregivers can provide case management and counseling to veterans who are struggling with mental health issues and active substance use, said Lena Asmar, director of behavior health programs at the NECHV.

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The Boston Sun

Most doctors and providers have found it very hard to keep up with the ‘cocktail’ of drugs being used illicitly by those on the streets, and that’s been particularly hard for prescribers in the Mass/Cass area of the South End – where drug use often is one or two steps ahead of those who study it.

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The Boston Sun

Dr. Gabriel Wishik spoke with the Sun this week about the “lessons learned” from two years of operating the SPOT on the first floor of BHCHP.

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Sampan

St. Anthony Shrine has been awarded a $500,000 grant – the largest in its history – from Cummings Foundation’s Sustaining Grants program. The funding will allow the Shrine to grow its Women’s Health Clinic by 35 percent to better serve the complex health care needs of Boston’s most vulnerable homeless population.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the federal government to treat the opioid addiction crisis in a way similar to how it attacked the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

The Massachusetts Democrat will be in Boston on Friday to discuss legislation that she and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings plan to file in Congress.

The lawmakers plan to model the bill after the Ryan White CARE Act, which targeted federal funds to areas of the country most impacted by the HIV virus.

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7 News Boston

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in Boston Friday to promote legislation aimed at taking on the opioid crisis.

Warren spoke at the Boston Health Care for Homeless program about her bill that would provide billions to fight the opioid crisis. Warren said $100 billion would be provided over the next 10 years to states and communities with the greatest need. The bill also calls for drug companies to sign statements saying they are not lying about how addictive their products.

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Boston Herald

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday called on Congress to allocate $100 billion over the next 10 years to combat the opioid epidemic.

At a press conference and panel discussion at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, the Massachusetts Democrat said she and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) plan to introduce legislation next week that would funnel the most money to communities with the highest drug overdose rates and those with the highest raw number of overdoses.

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