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Building Independence, One Human at a Time.

Serving the Greater Boston community for 45+ years with programs for those experiencing homelessness, food insecurity & addiction.
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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Serving 1,100+ community members every day.

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On a Mission

To end homelessness, substance use disorders and hunger.

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Serving the Community

A highly trained staff of 200+ servicing 14 high-impact programs throughout Greater Boston.

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MHSA Mission

MHSA provides community-based shelter, nutrition and recovery programs throughout Greater Boston to individuals and families in need, along with life skills for self-sufficiency to end homelessness, hunger and addiction.

Someone in need is counting on a hero like you.

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2022: A Year of Impact

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18,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts daily

566,930 people are facing hunger in Massachusetts and 120,250 are children

A group of helpful volunteers arranging and packing cardboard boxes with free meals and give away to any needy families and local community facing financial difficulty during an outdoor charity food drive.
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There are over 2,000 opioid related deaths in Massachusetts annually

Your gift today can make a big difference in someone’s tomorrow.

Current Events

Our Annual Impact

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of emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals

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of substance abuse education,
treatment and recovery services

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served and distributed
throughout the community

See some of our VERY
gracious sponsors below

Testimonials from the Community