Homeless Service Providers Network

New Bedford Receives $1.7 Million Grant From HUD
New Bedford is getting more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist the homeless. The grant was announced on Thursday.
Patrick Sullivan of the city's Office of Housing and Community Development calls the grant "essential...
George Bailey Is 2016 Winner Of Sister Rose Award
George Bailey, the man who oversees the Mobile Loaves and Fishes program is this year's recipient of the Sister Rose Award.
The award is presented by the Homeless Service Providers Network in New Bedford. It honors someone in the community who has done special work to aid the city's homeles…
Advocates Want Overflow Shelter Open More Often
The debate continues over when New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter should open its doors.
Advocates for the homeless attended a meeting Thursday of the city's Homeless Service Provider Network contending the shelter's schedule is too haphazard, and there are nights when the shelte…
Hotline For The Homeless
When you have a lot of different non-profits duplicating similar services, it's like having a tossed salad in a large bowl. Everything is separate but together, if you get my drift. Well, now thanks to a new program, services for people who have fallen on tough times will make it easier to acce…
Homeless In New Bedford
Meet one of downtown New Bedford's regulars. I have known of and spoken 2-3 times to Rick. He lived outside the Pleasant Street post office for much of this summer. I've never seen him fight, use drugs, cause trouble. Last year, Rick was a main stay and focal point across the street at Ban…
Carl Alves Is Sister Rose Award Winner
The winner of this year's Sister Rose Award has been working in the human service field in New Bedford for more than 20 years.
Carl Alves is the executive director of PAACA and member of the Homeless Service Providers Network. He was presented the award Thurday during the celebration of Communit…
New Bedford Homeless Count Is Wednesday
Members of the Homeless Service Providers Network will be hitting the streets on Wednesday, to count the number of homeless in New Bedford. 
The count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Spokesman Pat Sullivan says more than 60 volunteers will do the c…