Boston Globe: In Cambridge, a haven for the young homeless

By Dugan Arnett Globe Staff March 18, 2016 CAMBRIDGE — The guests began arriving after dark, shouldering frayed backpacks, lugging skateboards or guitars. Some arrived quietly, slipping through the side door of the First Parish church in Harvard Square. Others lingered in the chilly night air, pulling from cigarettes and making small talk. Eventually, however, …

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NY Times: Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

By BARBARA EHRENREICHFEB. 26, 2016 [On this week’s Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted.”] Lamar, his sons and some other adolescent boys from their Milwaukee neighborhood are sitting around, playing cards and smoking blunts, when there is a loud and confident knock on the door, which could be “a …

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PATH Program

[lead]Good Samaritan Haven’s PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Program provides services to those experiencing homelessness with serious mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. [/lead] [blockquote size=”third” align=”right”]Outreach, at its best, helps people move toward a life of greater health and personal stability. ~Ken Kraybill[/blockquote] Good Samaritan Haven’s PATH Program provides outreach and case …

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Support Services & Basic Needs

[lead]Good Samaritan Haven provides support services and basic needs to all guests free of charge.[/lead] [blockquote size=”third” align=”right”]Good Samaritan Haven relies on donations to provide services to our guests.[/blockquote] Each evening, Good Samaritan Haven offers a nutritious, home-cooked meal provided by community members or churches. We also provide for basic needs, including laundry detergent and …

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