Archive | 2015

Housing Families Backpack Drive For Kids In Need – 2015

Housing Families Backpack Drive for Kids in Need    Malden, MA – Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, has started its Annual Backpack Drive. From now until August 7th, the agency will collect new backpacks and school supplies for children at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. This year, Housing […]

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Malden priorities in state Senate’s FY16 Budget

MALDEN The state Senate has passed its version of the fiscal 2016 state budget, which included budget amendments for key Malden priorities, according to state Sen. Jason Lewis. The state Senate passed a budget amendment for $100,000 in funding for educational support programming for homeless children through the GREAT Youth and Families Program, run through […]

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Gail Severt and Lisa Nickerson to Run Marathon for Housing Families

Posted on 04/14/2015 ‐  Housing Families Inc. is proud to announce that Wakefield resident Gail Severt and Wayland resident Lisa Nickerson will be participating in the Boston Marathon to raise $15,000 total for at-risk and homeless children. This will be Gail’s first time and Lisa’s fourth time participating in the Boston Marathon as members of the […]

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Wayland Resident Lisa Nickerson to Run 4th Boston Marathon for Homeless Children

Housing Families Inc. is proud to announce that Lisa Nickerson will be participating in the Boston Marathon to raise $7,500 for at-risk and homeless children. This will be Lisa’s fourth time participating in the Boston Marathon as a member of the Housing Families team, a Malden-based non-profit organization that works to end family homelessness by […]

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Shojo Wins Boston Magazine’s Starch Madness – Donates Proceeds to Housing Families

Starch Madness: And the #1 Spud Is… Congrats to the winner of our ultimate fried potato bracket! By Christopher Hughes | Chowder | March 30, 2015 10:00 a.m. After four furious, shocking, and ultimately, fruitful weeks of potato puns and one-on-one competition, our Starch Madness tournament came down to this: two worthy, duck-fat-fried dishes from Shojo and Commonwealth. And the winner is…Shojo, […]

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Family Homelessness: A View Beyond Stereotypes

MATV – Neighborhood View: Malden From Your Point of View March 24, 2015 by Marcia Manong For many the concept of homelessness is so far removed from their reality that it’s hard to comprehend. For the families who are part of the Housing Families State House photographic exhibit, it was their everyday reality. Housing Families Inc. of […]

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Legislative breakfast reveals faces, stories behind homelessness in area

By Alex Ruppenthal aruppenthal@wickedlocal.com Posted Mar. 17, 2015 at 4:06 PM MEDFORD Samrae Boushaba became homeless in 2006, the year after giving birth to her daughter, Rouya. Originally from Morocco, Boushaba came to the U.S. to escape domestic violence from her ex-husband. The move solved one problem, but it introduced many more. “I had no money, […]

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Malden Seniors Organize MLK Day Service Project

Posted Mar. 6, 2015 at 10:23 AM MALDEN Mayor Gary Christenson thanked seniors at 630 Salem St. who worked with the Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) RSVP Volunteer Program to organize a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day. Seniors held fundraising drives and collected a variety of household items […]

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13th Annual Legislative Breakfast to be Held on March 13th

13th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Homelessness  to be Held on March 13th   Malden, MA Massachusetts legislators, along with homeless and formerly homeless families will gather at Malden’s Irish American Club on Friday, March 13th from 9:00-11:00am to share experiences, solutions, and the importance for advocacy regarding the issue of homelessness. The legislative breakfast is […]

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