Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
“Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter when you see the naked to cover him and not to hide yourself from your own flesh ?” (Is 58:7)
“What is a poor wanderer? The word really means ‘a stranger.’ A poor wanderer, according to the Hebrew commentaries, was an alien, a person from another country who had come into your country with virtually nothing—a refugee. But notice the synonym at the end of the sentence. In this culture, where family meant everything, you were to treat the wanderer as if he were your own flesh and blood. God gives the stranger the status of family.”
Who We Serve
Since 1985, BHCHP mission has remained the same: to provide or assure access to the highest quality health care for all homeless individuals and families in the greater Boston area.
- Vulnerable patients are kept alive and get help managing chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
- Dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff share their passion for a vibrant mission and support each other in bringing the mission alive.
- Boston’s many hospitals can depend on BHCHP as an alternative to the emergency room as well as a safe discharge location for medically vulnerable patients.
How You Can Help
- create your own care package to be dropped off at PSC
- purchase items to be added to care packages to be made monthly at PSC
- write a note of encouragement
I’ve seen God at work through the BHCHP COVID-19 Response team from the beginning of the pandemic, using this group’s creativity and compassion to meet our most vulnerable neighbors’ needs and to come alongside BHCHP as it tirelessly serves them. As a PM, I’m excited to help discern how we use the resources, time, and abilities God has blessed us with to empower Boston’s COVID-19 response and recovery with the active love of Christ.
What excites me about this project is that it is an opportunity to engage with our poor, needy, and oppressed brothers and sisters. Jesus has a deeply compassionate heart which longs to love and serve the less fortunate in this world. This project is an opportunity to experience God’s love for us by sharing His abundant and unconditional love with an often marginalized population.
Weekly Updates november 16-20
- PRAISE for raising about $1,100 for the undergarment drive bringing the total to $1,384!!
- Our BHCHP contacts gave us an updated list of winter supplies that would be helpful for their guests.
We’re continuing to fundraise for the program via our Facebook Marketplace or our GoFundMe. To receive updates about items available on our Facebook Marketplace along with other updates, follow us on Facebook at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Support Group.
- Prayer for the homeless community as it gets cold that they would be able to easily find shelter
- Prayers for shelters that are stretched to the max and have to figure out how to enforce social distancing in the winter that God would provide for and guide them prayers for the BHCHP staff for endurance, hope, and health
- Prayers for our own support team for continued energy and creativity as we serve
The grant of $24,000, to be used over three months, was awarded by the Boston Resiliency Fund, dedicated to helping community groups provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning students, and support to first responders and health care workers in Boston.
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