Homeless Service Providers Network

New Bedford Homeless Population Totals 398
The number of homeless people in New Bedford has increased slightly, according to data collected in January by the city's Homeless Service Providers Network.
Reverend David Lima says the count in 2017 was about 350 people living in shelters and on the street, but this year the numbers went up a …
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…

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