Mass and Cass: Showing What's Possible
The “Mass and Cass” area in Boston gets its name from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. In recent years, the opioid epidemic, the housing crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an increase in those experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Mass and Cass.
To address these intersecting crises, the City led a vital effort to transition people from the streets into low-threshold transitional housing and shelter. In May 2022, Mayor Wu shared the City's latest updates:
May 2022 - Latest Updates
Jan. 2022 - Public Health Emergency Response
Ways to Help
- Learn how to volunteer and help by visiting the BPHC website.
- Want to donate? Email email@example.com
- Do you know of housing opportunities or do you have an apartment or room to rent? Please email us at Info@bphc.org
- Support permanent supportive housing in your community. Learn more at Friends of Boston's Homeless and MAMH.
- Do you have or know of employment opportunities? Call the Newmarket Jobs Initiative at 617-506-3983.
- Learn more about substance use disorder and mental health, and share with your family and friends. Here are some resources: City of Boston’s Office of Recovery Services, MDPH Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, National Institute of Mental Health, and MAHA.