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Homelessness

First Parish Church
City Politics

Homeless Court’s Move To Harvard Square Brings Improved Accessibility

The Cambridge District Homeless Court has begun holding sessions at its new location in the First Parish Church, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Church Street.

PBHA
College

PBHA Holds Second Annual Housing Awareness Week

Harvard students collaborated with community organizations, called their legislators, and discussed increasing rates of homelessness as part of the Phillip Brooks House Association’s annual Housing Awareness Week.

Y2Y
On Campus

Y2Y

Y2Y, a shelter for homeless youth, is located in the basement of First Parish church in Harvard Square.

Y2Y
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Shelters Fight to Serve in Winter

In the wintertime, Y2Y and HSHS must navigate extreme weather conditions with a skeleton staff—watching the demand for overnight beds rise while the volunteer pool shrinks.

Snow Cycle
Around Town

Winter for Cambridge’s Homeless

"We are fortunate to have all these other providers along with us, that though not connected to us, are contributing to this unified effort to help people stay out of the cold when the weather hits.”

Cambridge Senior Center
Cambridge

Cambridge Senior Center

The new Warming Center for the homeless in Central Square is located in the basement of the Cambridge Senior Center.

First Parish Church
Homelessness

First Parish Church

The Cambridge District Court will relocate its “homeless court” to the First Parish Church in Harvard Square in early December.

First Parish Church
Religion

Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square

The Homeless Outreach Program of the Cambridge Police Department coordinated the move with the Cambridge District Court, the Harvard Square Business Association, and First Parish Church.

Spare Change News
Around Town

A Voice in the Square: Spare Change News

Spare Change News’ connection to Harvard goes beyond the newspaper’s location.

Boston

Downtown Boston Rotary Holds Sock Drive For Local Homeless Shelters

“We cannot raise $50,000 to build new classrooms, but what we can do is get socks,” said an organizer of the drive.

Harvard Square

Furniture Nonprofit To Move To Square

Furnishing Hope—a nonprofit that provides furniture to help with the transition out of homelessness—is due to open in Harvard Square next month.

Metro News

Youth Homeless Center Could Close After Budget Cuts

After severe state budget cuts, youth homeless center Youth on Fire is at risk of shutting down if it does not receive more money from the government this month.

Harvard Square

Checking In With Y2Y: A Year in Review

Last December, a group of Harvard students, professors, and alumni joined forces to launch the nation’s first student-run youth homeless shelter. But Y2Y had a rocky beginning.

The Garage
Harvard Square

With Some Square Businesses Closed, Homeless Population Forced to Relocate

With Au Bon Pain closed for construction, some of Harvard Square's homeless have looked for new places to spend their days. For some, the Garage in Harvard Square has filled this gap.

Snowpacalypse
Homelessness

As Temperatures Drop, Homeless Shelters Face Challenges

A recent blizzard and cold temperatures have proved challenging for Cambridge’s homeless population.

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