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The Daily Free Press; Kasia Jazak

Kerry O’Brien, deputy director of media and public relations at Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, said the City has made preparations in the event of an outbreak among the homeless population in Boston.

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Boston Globe; Caroline Enos

Health Improvements Inc. has already collected enough sanitizer to fill 100 small bottles, which will be distributed to the Boston Rescue Mission, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, and the Haley House.

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Boston Globe; Devra First

By Thursday, its fifth day of operation in Boston, Off Their Plate had served close to 1,000 meals in the area — to Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, Faulkner, Boston Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess, with more coming soon, including Carney Hospital, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, and other federally qualified health centers.

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Mic.com; Rafi Schwartz

In Massachusetts, physicians with the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program have converted an empty parking lot into a military-style tent facility capable of housing, isolating, and caring for resident's experiencing homelessness.

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NBC 10 Boston; Young-Jin Kim and Lara Salahi

Another facility with 70 beds has been created at a former hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton, to be operated in cooperation with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Watch more here!

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MassLive; Douglas Hook

"We at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program appreciate the Mayor's leadership in this time of crisis and are grateful for the joint partnership to combat the pandemic,” said Chief Executive Officer at Boston Health Care For the Homeless Program Barry Bock.

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Boston Herald; Erin Tiernan

Barry Bock, CEO at Boston Health Care For the Homeless Program, who is partnering with the city to run the temporary facilities, praised Walsh’s leadership “in this time of crisis.”

“We are grateful for the joint partnership to combat the pandemic,” he said.

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Boston 25 News; Jim Morelli

“For 140 years, the school has been turning out carpenters and other craftsmen, but since it’s been closed for the pandemic, students took all the protective equipment they had lying around that wasn’t being used and decided to donate it to the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless clinic. The clinic says they are at risk of losing $1 million a month because of COVID-19.” Watch the story here. 

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WHDH; Brynne Connolly

“The Baker-Polito Administration announced that they Newton Pavillion will be temporarily opened and staffed with an alliance of providers including, Boston Medical Center, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, shelters including the Pine Street Inn, and the City of Boston’s COVID-19 response team to meet the coronavirus medical needs for up to 250 homeless people.”

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WBUR; Tiziana Dearing and Jamie Bologna

“Governor Baker said the re-opening is in partnership with Boston Medical Center, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, a number of area shelters, and the city's COVID-19 response team.” Listen here!

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