NABB Homelessness Forum

06/17/2019 - 6:00pm

Homelessness in Boston

Toward breakthrough solutions in the Back Bay and throughout the city

 

Monday, June 17, 2019, 6-8PM

Boston Public Library in Copley Square, Rabb Hall

WBUR producer and reporter: Lynn Jolicoeur- moderator

Panelists:

v  President of the Boston Public Library: David Leonard 

v  Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless: Dr. Jesse Gaeta

v  City of Boston Director of Emergency Shelters / Department of Neighborhood Development: Jim J. Greene

v  President and Executive Director, Pine Street Inn: Lyndia Downie 

v  Eric Lepovetsky: A Boston resident who was homeless for a decade

v  Boston Police Department Representative District 4: Captain Steven Sweeney and /or Sergeant James Freeman, Office of Community Services

v  Other Officials and Provider Groups Working on Homelessness will be in attendance

THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY: THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION OF THE BACK BAY (NABB) to help increase understanding of homelessness in our neighborhoods and to build public awareness of available resources.

Rationale: Fear, sadness and concern are often our responses upon encountering homeless people in our neighborhoods. While Boston ‘s homelessness services are some of the best in the nation, many people are still living on the streets. Some pose security or nuisance problems for residents and local businesses; some strive to survive quietly and pass away prematurely; and others find their way through support services available through Boston’s homeless shelter programs and long-term housing placement. Who are these men and women? What can you do to improve security in your neighborhood and support services for this vulnerable population?