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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to collect 5,100 pairs of socks and $2,100 in their Sox for Socks charity drive at Fenway on June 3-5. BHCHP hands out clean socks to homeless patients in their 60 locations and on the street.

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Dr. Avik Chatterjee, a doctor trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, has been taking care of homeless patients out of a medical van as part of an outreach program at Boston Health Care for the Homeless for the past three years.

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WBUR

On June 9, 2016, CITYPAK donated hundreds of specially designed backpacks to Boston's homeless. Backpacks were distributed at BHCHP's main clinic at Jean Yawkey Place, the Barbara McInnis House, and several shelters throughout the city.

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Spare Change News

Last January NuVu Studio in Central Square set out to teach their students empathy and compassion for the homeless.

When they were done, the students had designed a vending machine that distributes scarves, a kenetic energy device that charges iPhones, and a new sign for Harvard Square’s Y2Y shelter.

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Medium

Dr. Jim O’Connell is one cool dude.

He’s a professor at Harvard Med and Mass General, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), and he’s spent more than three decades treating homeless patients.

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The New York Times

I was recently given a rather astonishing little book called “Stories From the Shadows,” by James J. O’Connell, M.D. “Dr. Jim,” as he’s known on the streets of Boston, where for 30 years he has been bringing medical treatment to the homeless, is a scrupulous clinician and a skillful writer, and his book takes the form — outwardly — of a sequence of case histories and clinical encounters.

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The Boston Globe

Warren Magee, 46, is one of the new residents of Francis Grady Apartments, a 30-unit development for the formerly homeless that recently opened in Jamaica Plain. An adjacent development, the 20-bed Stacy Kirkpatrick House, will provide short-term health care for homeless patients, helping to address a chronic need.

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ABC News

A Boston homeless center has started a new program allowing people who use opioids to be in a safe space where they can be supervised after taking the drugs. The program joins a growing number of places which aim to use "harm reduction" strategies -- leading people toward treatment and reducing the risk of overdose -- in the difficult fight against a rapidly growing opioid epidemic.

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The Boston Globe

Almost a quarter of the patients we care for at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program are living with hepatitis C, a disease that contributes greatly to health care utilization and cost. We’ve worked hard to increase access to the lifesaving treatments the Globe reported on this month, and our early outcomes have been overwhelmingly successful.

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The Boston Globe

The $10 million-plus complex, funded by a mix of city and state affordable housing funds, is a joint project of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and the nonprofit Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp.

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