Marie Szaniszlo

 

At 7:30 one recent morning, an hour before her clinic at St. Anthony Shrine opened, Andrea Caputo went looking for one of her patients on the streets of Boston.

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Safe Spaces
Jennifer Fallon

 

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And some believe that includes using tax dollars to care for people while they inject illegal drugs.

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The Day that Homelessness Ended

Two years ago, A.J.  took the batteries out of his clock to mark one of the most precious moments of his life. Today, that clock is on the wall of his studio apartment, still frozen at 2:30 p.m., the moment the formerly homeless man moved into his first home in 30 years.

Today, A.J. is happy, healthy and housed, thanks to the lifesaving work of our nurses, doctors  and case managers at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.  And it's your support that makes this critical work possible.

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STAT News

One of the earliest electronic health record (EHR) systems was designed for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in 1994 by engineers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Computer Science. Before such systems were widely available, this one allowed multiple providers caring for the homeless — in one case, as many as 50 unique providers — to access a single patient’s record.

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Behavioral Healthcare

A Boston not-for-profit turned heads in April when it opened a safe room where drug users can ride out highs under medical supervision. The Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment, operated under the Boston Health Care for the Homeless program, specifically notes it is not a safe injection facility, therefore, drug-use activity is not permitted on the property.

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Billie Starks for The Boston Globe

I hope that our community will continue to turn attention to and exhibit bravery over the gravity of trauma and addiction.

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The Boston Globe

The argument against using drugs like methadone and Suboxone to kick heroin usually gets whittled to a cliched, and inaccurate, phrase: It’s trading one addiction for another. But ask Dr. Jessie Gaeta about some of the clients she treats in the heart of Boston’s so-called Methadone Mile and she’ll describe regimens that are about trading despair for hope

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The Boston Globe

The headquarters of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, a 30-year-old program dedicated to the city’s most vulnerable patients, occupies part of the building next to Woods-Mullen.

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WBUR

The patients Stacy Kirkpatrick treated at Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless Program didn’t always hold onto appointment cards, or medications, or sobriety. But Stacy held onto them, with a light touch and an unwavering grip.

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South End News

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O'Connell Award on May 16. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP's ally and advocate, helping to ensure that its patients receive the top quality health care the state is known for.

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