‘Saint Of Boston’ Has Treated City’s Homeless For Three Decades
Dr. James O’Connell has been called by some the “Saint of Boston.”
He co-founded the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in the 1980s, and it has since become the largest free-standing treatment center for the homeless in the country.
O’Connell, who is also an assistant professor at Harvard University, is now out with a new memoir, Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor. In it, he describes his nearly three decades of treating our city’s most vulnerable.