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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Boston Globe: Catholic Charities Boston opens emergency shelter for migrants with state grant funding

The Boston Globe wrote about Catholic Charities’ response to the United Way of Mass Bay announcement that CCAB is the first organization to receive a SafetyNet Shelter grant to help families experiencing homelessness find temporary shelter. The shelters can accommodate up to 30 families, approximately 82 people.

From the Globe:

“The charity organization is the first group to receive state funding from a $5 million SafetyNet Shelter Grant Program that was first announced earlier this month by Governor Maura Healey as a response to rapidly rising numbers of migrant families arriving in the state.

Healey set up the program after the state capped the number of families it would shelter at 7,500. When that limit was quickly met, dozens of families were put on waitlists”

Read the full article here.

Related Coverage:

Catholic Charities in Boston Opens Safety Net Shelter (NBC Boston)

Catholic Charities Boston gets grant to temporarily shelter (WBUR)

Catholic Charities Boston Opens Short-Term Shelter for Migrants, Homeless Families (Herald)

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