NABB Homelessness Forum

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

Introduction/Acknowledgements:  Vicki Smith and Kathy Young: NABB


Keynote: Dr. James O’Connell: Founder and President of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program


Panel Discussion:

  •  Panel moderator:  WBUR producer and reporter:  Lynn Jolicoeur
  • Welcome: President of the Boston Public Library:  David Leonard 
  •  Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program:  Dr. Jessie Gaeta
  • City of Boston, Director of Emergency Shelters / Dept. of Neighborhood Development: Jim J. Greene
  • President and Executive Director, Pine Street Inn:  Lyndia Downie
  • Boston resident who was homeless for a decade:   Eric Lepovetsky
  • Boston Police Department: Deputy Superintendent Michael Stratton, BPD Commissioner’s Command Staff /District 4: Captain Steven Sweeney and Sergeant James Freeman


Audience Questions and panelists responses

*THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY: THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION OF THE BACK BAY (NABB) to increase public understanding of homelessness and the resources available in the city.  The mission of NABB is to preserve and protect the residential quality of life in the Back Bay.  Contact to join our efforts.