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Wicked Local Needham

While thousands of men and women in Boston struggle to survive with no place to call home, one Needham resident is using an unconventional tool to help them: a dog.

Once a week for the past three years, Suzanne Bossert has brought her therapy dog to visit patients at the Barbara McInnis House, a recuperative facility for homeless people run by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

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Wicked Local Roslindale

Boy Scout Owen Haight, of West Roxbury, in conducting a project to collect and assemble toiletry kits as part of a service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

With the help of other members of Holy Name Troop 7, Haight, a senior at Boston Latin School, will assemble and donate the kits to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Haight has volunteered with the BHCHP Sox for Socks drive at Fenway Park, and said its patients seemed like the perfect focus of his project.

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Sarah Anderson
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Sarah Anderson first graced our lives in 1986, joining a pantheon of breathtakingly strong women who forged not only our program but also my own career. As a doctor, I bristled at the thought of inviting a lawyer into our midst. Coming to us from Greater Boston Legal Services, Sarah immediately neutralized any skepticism by quoting the famous 19th century German pathologist Virchow, who believed that “physicians are the natural lawyers for the poor.” She smiled and said that we were both in the same business, and we had a lot of work to do together. 

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour will be joined on Twitter on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. ET by NewsHour reporter/producer Frank Carlson (@frankncarlson), chief medical officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Dr. Jessie Gaeta (@jessiegaeta), and community outreach manager at the Anchor Recovery Center, Jonathan Goyer (@JonathanGoyer).

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PBS NewsHour

Fifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from Massachusetts as part of the series, “America Addicted.”

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Medtech Boston

This article features BHCHP case manager Sam Russo, nurse Kate Orlin, and Lexi Schneider, a member of BHCHP’s HIV/AIDS team. It chronicles the October 2 “Start Up with Non-Profits” panel, part of the Emering Leaders Board speakers series.

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Spare Change News

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) hosted an event on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day and to remember those who have lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses.

The memorial was hosted at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at 685 Tremont St. and at BHCHP’s main building, the Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment (SPOT), at 780 Albany St. SPOT is able to provide emergency medical support to those in need and at risk of overdose.

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Dr Jessie Gaeta BHCHP Chief Medical Officer MassChallenge PULSE

"We need to speed up the search for innovative solutions that reduce overdose deaths. We are seeking startups with digital solutions." Join Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in their Cybersecurity, Opioid Abuse Support and Prevention, Patient Communication and
Patient Flow Challenges!

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The Kraft Center of Community Health

In collaboration with Boston Healthcare Program for the Homeless, the City of Boston, the Hearst Foundation, the GE Foundation and Ford Motor Company, the Kraft Center for Community Health will pilot a mobile addiction and primary care van. The mobile van will focus on hotspots for opioid use and overdose to stabilize individuals, initiate and continue treatment and link them with long-term, community-based care.

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t3: Changing the Conversation

Host Jeff Olivet visits Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program where they are working to prevent drug overdose and support treatment and recovery. His honest conversations with a person in treatment and a nurse and doctor bring to light some of the real, day-to-day issues of the opioid epidemic.

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