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FOX 57; Mike Uva

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program released a video of Bradley Jr. and his wife offering their support for the frontline workers during this pandemic.

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NBC Sports Boston; Patrick Dunne

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and his wife Erin have donated to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program throughout their seven-year stay in Boston and have again as the coronavirus crisis continues. Watch more here!

 

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Boston Herald; Jason Mastrodonato

So Bradley called up Alyssa Brassil, the director of the annual fund at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and asked what she could do.

“They have been so generous,” Brassil said.

The Bradleys have donated often to the program, and made another donation during the pandemic. Brassil informed them of some more specific major needs of the homeless population during the current crisis.

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WCVB; Todd Kazakiewich

The Boston Hope Medical Center is a four-way collaboration between the state, the city, Partners HealthCare and Boston Health Care for the Homeless. Watch more here!

 

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Katie Lannan; State House News Service

Officials announced Thursday that Partners HealthCare will lead the clinical care at the BCEC site, now dubbed Boston Hope. The medical center will be a partnership with Boston Health Care for the Homeless, eventually providing 500 beds on the medical side and 500 for homeless populations.

 

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ZDNet; Greg Nichols.

So here's the challenge: How can Boston manage the enormous inflow of potential COVID-19 patients? There is a structure in place thanks to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), but administrators now must manage a large number of facilities with limited numbers of beds, varying amenities, and a rapidly changing situation on the ground at each facility.

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Waltham Patch; Jenna Fisher

In Boston on Friday, there were 29 people who were homeless who had tested positive for the virus, said Vicki Ritterband of Boston Health Care For The Homeless Program. That number jumped to 200 on Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday, highlighting how quickly the virus can spread in a community.

 

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Charlestown Patch; Jenna Fisher

That number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 is up from 29 on Friday, according to Vicki Ritterband of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which offers health services for people experiencing homelessness.

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Vicki Ritterband; Vital Signs & Mass Medical Society

"Jim O’Connell, MD, is worried. The president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program knows COVID-19 will soon hit the homeless population, and it will hit hard."

 

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Lynn Jolicoeur and Lisa Mullins

"This is our moonshot. We've got to do the best we can to flatten what is right now a very steep upward curve among homeless people in Boston. We can't do it alone. I do think we need our intensivists and hospitalists working in the hospital. People that do community medicine, if you're not busy right now, we need you." Listen on WBUR here

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