Media Release: March Of The Homeless

ENOUGH!: The Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee Blog

March of the Homeless Flyer

Media Release:

Homeless March to Demand State Action on Homelessness, Opioid Addiction Crises

Who: The homeless, the formerly homeless, and their supporters.

What: March and Rally to Demand State “Intervention” to Reopen Long Island to End Opioid Addiction Crisis and Provide “Housing First” for the Homeless.

Where: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (Woods Mullins Shelter, corner of Mass Ave and Albany St.) and Boston Common by the State House.

When: Thursday, April 23, 10 AM at Albany St. and Mass Ave., Noon at the State House (approximate).

Background: Six months after the City of Boston’s abrupt termination of 260 people in 11 addiction recovery programs on Long Island in Boston Harbor, 9 programs serving 185 people remain closed, including more than half the detox beds in Greater Boston. More than 2,000 people have been denied detox since October—doubtless a factor in the state’s spike in opioid deaths. While some new beds have…

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