Boston Health Care For The Homeless Opens Safe Room For Heroin Users
Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless provides medical treatment to an estimated 12,000 homeless people each year. Providers have now turned a conference room in their Albany Street building into a critical care unit for individuals who have shot heroin.
“Here on the block, we’re responding to two to five overdoses a day,” says Barry Bock of the Boston Health Care for Homeless Program.
“And almost as many within our building,” Bock says.