BCSSW and United Way Engage Three Local Organizations in Quest to ‘End Homelessness’

What IF we could get closer to ending family homelessness in the state of Massachusetts? An inaugural competition sponsored by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB) and the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) has engaged three area organizations to attempt to do just this.

This past week, in a ceremony held at the Coppersmith Restaurant in South Boston, this unique collaboration between BCSSW and the UWMB, called the IF Partnership, presented awards to HomeStart, Children’s HealthWatch, and theMetropolitan Boston Housing Partnership to identify innovative, cost-effective, and feasible ideas to reduce family homelessness in the state. The winning teams receive a mix of cash prize funding, technological assistance, as well as project evaluation from BCSSW’s Center for Social Innovation (CSI).

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