Boston College School of Social Work
College of the Holy Cross
Adrianna Spindle-Jackson, Boston University School of Social Work and Former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Boston Mayor’s Office of Housing
Jim Greene, Assistant Director for Street Homelessness Initiatives
Description of Fellowship
Vincent will work at Boston Mayor’s Office of Housing working on the “Street to Home” (S2H) Initiative, crafting the supportive housing response to the co-occurring crisis of unsheltered homelessness and substance use disorders in Boston. He will be part of a working group that plans to systematize strategies, promising practices and funding mechanisms to scale up stabilization services for formerly homeless persons that were living in tent cities at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. He will be working to develop and promote models for S2H participants to obtain community-based healthcare and harm reduction support in the neighborhoods and communities where they are newly housed and evaluating how these interventions can help to deconcentrate the number of individuals in need of housing, treatment and recovery in such a high acuity area.