BHCHP is deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Christine Loeber, who lost her life last week during a hostage crisis in California.

Christine was the Executive Director of The Pathway Home that treats veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She was a bright light in our BHCHP development and research departments from 2002 – 2007, and with Dr. O’Connell and others, helped edit the widely used manual The Health Care of Homeless Persons.

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical Students presented projects they’ve developed and implemented through the Agents of Change program. This included a Social Determinants of Health team that worked with BHCHP to create tools and training programs that enable the integration of care and services for homeless persons to improve health outcomes and decrease avoidable ER and hospital usage.

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Mikey Henry with Maestro
The Boston Globe

Chances are, if you have gone into the Starbucks at the corner of Beacon and Charles streets any time over the last 10 years, you know Michael “Mikey” Henry.

I will guarantee that Mikey knows you. He can’t read or write, but he can read people and is one of the nicest guys I know. And he never forgets a friendly face.

Mikey Henry is the Pope of Beacon Hill. Mikey knows everybody, and everybody knows Mikey. He is homeless, but people who live in some of the most beautiful homes in the city consider Mikey Henry their friend.

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We started HER Saturday because of a need in the community – to provide a safe, inviting space for women experiencing homelessness where they could consistently come to connect to care and build trusting relationships.


In April of 2016, BHCHP opened the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT): A dedicated room in its ambulatory clinic where up to 10 people at immediate risk of overdose can be monitored. The goal is simple: to give homeless people of Boston another shot at life, and therefore recovery.

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The Brown Daily Herald

More than 100 students gathered at the University this weekend for the first annual Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. Attendees represented 13 student groups engaged in anti-poverty work at institutions as close as the University of Rhode Island and as far away as Vanderbilt University.

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Spare Change News

The Second Annual Winter Walk began at nine in the morning in The Copley Square Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 11. Founded by Kayak co-founder and CEO of Lola Travel, Paul English. A total of $100,000 was raised last year at the very first Winter Walk, a two mile excursion that begins and ends in Copley.

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Daily News

NEWBURYPORT — Local podiatrists Dr. Angela Barnes and Dr. James J. DiResta partnered again with Anna Jaques Hospital for the Sox for Socks program and collected more than 500 pairs of socks in February for homeless people.

Sox for Socks, named after the program’s largest supporter — the Boston Red Sox, collects socks for homeless men, women and children through Boston Health Care for the Homeless, according to a press release.

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Healthcare Dive

Housing problems are often linked to poor health outcomes. Like other social determinants of health, people who can’t rely on steady housing will likely have difficulties staying on top of their health, adhering to medication and making appointments. In their conclusion, the study authors suggested CHCs consider universal screening of housing status for patients. 

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BHCHP Consumer Advisory Board member Larry Adams of Hyde Park will recieve the Joseph M. Smith Award
Hyde Park Bulletin

This June 1, BHCHP Consumer Advisory Board member Larry Adams will be the sole recipient of the Joseph M. Smith Board Member Award at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ (MLCHC) Annual Gala.

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