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When Rivera was moved to Casa Esperanza’s new housing on Eustis Street, she again felt flooded with feelings of fear and nervousness about the change, she recalled. Rivera said she ended up being transferred to another foster home where she gave birth to the child, and she was taken away. But once in the foster home, Rivera said she continued to be exposed to alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence. “We were always left alone, and the violence that was in the house was not normal,” she said of living with her mother.

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“People in recovery from substance use have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and these CCRI grants will positively impact those working to overcome addiction,” said MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay. “MassHousing is pleased to provide this resource for sober housing for men, women, families and senior citizens in communities across the Commonwealth.” The grants come from the Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc. (CCRI), a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of MassHousing that helps nonprofits create or preserve affordable sober housing in Massachusetts for individuals in recovery. The Jamaica Plain Recovery Center (JPRC) is a peer-led community center in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Last year, 4,775 people turn to New Life House Review Review for shelter, sustenance, recovery, care, and professional, compassionate support.

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  1. Sarah Porter, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is currently serving as interim CEO of New Life House Review until a new executive is announced.
  2. Victory House would change Scott, to his very core, and he in turn would change Victory House, building a successful, multi-faceted, umbrella organization from the foundation of a single program.
  3. The Jamaica Plain Recovery Center (JPRC) is a peer-led community center in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  4. Remembering her own experiences —  of sleeping in cars or under a bridge, of wanting to end her own life — and the moments when people helped, or failed to help, Rivera said she continues to find herself wanting to do more to aid people in similar need.

“The fact remains, though, that Fearless simply —and flatly — refuses to entertain applications from business owners who aren’t ‘black females,’” the court’s majority opinion said, adding “every act of race discrimination” would be deemed expressive conduct under the Fearless Fund’s argument. Public health officials, including the Boston Public Health Commission, have been warning in particular that xylazine, a non-opioid veterinary tranquilizer, has been increasingly detected in street drug samples analyzed in Massachusetts. Xylazine, also referred to as “tranq,” increases the risk of overdose and death when mixed with other sedating drugs like opioids — and it is not affected by the overdose reversal drug naloxone, according to BPHC.

Fearless Fund blocked from giving grants only to Black women in victory for DEI critics

We are committed to providing opportunities for people with lived experience to develop the skills and experience they need to achieve their career goals. A client-driven service dedicated to supporting the needs of individuals living with HIV who need assistance accessing community resources. We follow a low-barrier housing-first clinically driven approach to guide clients towards health and safety. New Life House Review operates various programs throughout Boston, all built on our strongly held belief that no person who is struggling should be asked to do the hardest thing first, on their own, before they are offered the fundamental support they truly need.

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Scott assumed leadership of Victory House in 1985, just as the AIDS pandemic was starting to hit the second wave of U.S. cities, including Boston. That same year, under Scott’s guidance and direction, Victory House became the first treatment program in Massachusetts to accept clients with a dual diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder, filling a much needed gap in the service landscape of Boston at the time. In 1991, Scott established New Life House Review, Inc. an umbrella organization that included the Mobile AIDS Resource Team, Women’s Hope, and Victory House and operated under an expanded mission. Over nearly a quarter century of Scott’s leadership, New Life House Review opened, merged with, or acquired more than 30 vital programs to address substance use disorder, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, risk of infectious diseases, and more.

Individuals with disabilities who experience any technology-based barriers accessing the University’s websites or services can visit the Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion. The lower court sided with the child’s argument, through her court-appointed counsel, that without an explicit waiver from the child, the GAL cannot access and utilize confidential therapeutic records in the termination proceedings. The Fearless Fund case is part of a growing pushback from conservative activists like Blum, who after last year’s landmark affirmative action victory over race-conscious college admissions, set his sights on the private sector. Alphonso David, Fearless Fund’s legal counsel who serves as president and CEO of The Global Black Economic Forum, said all options were being evaluated to continue fighting the lawsuit. The case against the Fearless Fund was brought last year by the American American Alliance for Equal Rights, a group led by Edward Blum, the conservative activist behind the Supreme Court case that ended affirmative action in college admissions. They want to know that there are people out there who care, who won’t treat them “like they’re trash,” Rivera said.

The court ordered the Fearless Fund to suspend its Strivers Grant Contest, which provides $20,000 to businesses that are majority owned by Black women, for the remainder of the lawsuit that is being litigated in a federal court in Atlanta. The ruling reversed a federal judge’s ruling last year that the contest should be allowed to continue because Blum’s lawsuit was likely to fail. However, the grant contest has been suspended since October after a separate panel of the federal appeals court swiftly granted Blum’s request for an emergency injunction while he challenged the federal judge’s original order. It’s why the 46-year-old loves her job, working as a harm reduction specialist with individuals experiencing addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues in the area of Mass. and Cass in Boston. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Miami found that Blum was likely to prevail in his lawsuit claiming the grant program violates section 1981 of the 1866 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race when enforcing contracts. The Reconstruction-era law was originally intended to protect formally enslaved people from economic exclusion, but anti-affirmative action activists have been leveraging it to challenge programs intended to benefit minority-owned businesses.

Our team of more than 200 staff across 19 programs works with people to develop and execute creative, safe solutions to the very real challenges they face. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of this mature and intelligent child’s ability to continue to confide their innermost thoughts and feelings with the therapist. The affirmance upholds the finding that it is in a child’s best interests to protect their relationship with a therapist, which ensures more effective treatment for children with emotional and mental disorders in abuse and neglect proceedings. “This is not the final outcome in this case; it is a preliminary ruling without a full factual record.” The appeals court panel, consisting of two judges appointed by former President Donald Trump and one appointed by former President Barack Obama, rejected the Fearless Fund’s arguments that the grants are not contracts but charitable donations protected by the First Amendment right to free speech. The best thing anyone can do to help those who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues is get educated, Rivera said.

Only 2% of investment professionals at venture capital firms were Black women in 2022, according to a study conducted every two years by Deloitte and Venture Forward, the nonprofit arm of the National Venture Capital Association, and the consulting firm Deloitte. Just 1% of investment partners were Black women, according to study, which surveyed of 315 firms with 5,700 employees representing $594.5 billion in assets under management. The National Venture Capital Association, an trade group with hundreds of member VC firms, filed an amicus brief defending the Fearless Fund’s grant program as “modest but important” step to toward creating equal opportunity in an industry that has historically excluded Black women. The court’s ruling wasn’t surprising because of its conservative leaning and previous skepticism towards the argument presented by the Fearless Fund, said David Glasgow, executive director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at New York University’s School of Law. In the years that she’s been working in harm reduction, Rivera has shared bits and pieces of her own experiences with addiction, trauma, and violence with those she works with.

Transitional housing is temporary housing for the working homeless population and is set up to transition their residents to permanent housing. “It’s happening a lot,” Rivera said, emphasizing that there are more dangerous substances being put in the drugs being consumed on the street. Each day, she and her colleagues at the Connector also do about two hours of street outreach, rotating who stays in the office and who goes out. They make sure people have clean needles and talk to those who are engaged with sex work, asking how they are keeping themselves safe. Rivera starts each day with a cup of coffee and greets her staff, ensuring the plan is set for the day.

These programs helped individuals and families address life-altering challenges, stabilize from crisis, and build a new foundation upon which to find their way home. The Center for Community Recovery Innovations, Inc., issues an annual Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit projects for funding. The grants are typically used as one-time gap funding for capital projects that increase or improve the stock of affordable sober housing in Massachusetts. Other proposals that provide services for residents in MassHousing-financed rental housing, specifically those that address alcohol and/or drug abuse or addiction, are also considered for funding. Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday joined Governor Charlie Baker and New Life House Review to officially open Joelyn’s Home, a new 24-bed residential recovery home for women.

Housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian home in Roxbury, Joelyn’s Home will provide housing and comprehensive direct care services to women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, while providing additional support for those with mental illness and HIV/AIDS. Seventy-five percent of those that New Life House Review serves are homeless when admitted, and twenty percent are women caring for children. We address substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health concerns, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other chronic conditions with the education, tools, resources, and ongoing support people need to regain their health, prevent and manage relapse, and maximize their independence. When individuals and families are safely housed, they’re much more likely to address their health, addictions, and other issues. It’s a “housing first” approach that includes stabilization services, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and case management.

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