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Less than 1% of venture capital funding goes to businesses owned by Black and Hispanic women, according to the nonprofit advocacy group digitalundivided. To date, CCRI has awarded more than $13 million in grants for the creation or preservation of more than 2,700 units of substance-free housing, in 54 communities, serving recovery populations that include men, women, families, veterans, the homeless and ex-offenders. On the streets, at our Boston Living Center, and across programs, we work to prevent chronic conditions and overdoses.

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The juvenile court judge denied the claim by the child’s GAL that a ten-year-old child could not assert the psychotherapist-patient privilege on their own. The GAL contended that it could waive the privilege on the child’s behalf in its efforts to pursue a termination of the child’s parents’ legal rights. The University of Miami School of Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic  recently won a case for a Florida foster child in which it participated as an amicus curiae. The ruling, handed down by Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeal on January 22, 2024, affirms the child’s rights to assert the psychotherapist-patient privilege in a dependency court proceeding. A small player in the venture capital industry, the Fearless Fund was founded by Black women to back Black women, who received less than 1% of the $215 billion in venture capital funding last year.

A grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory, appeals court rules

Dismas House, Oakham, $125,000Grant funding will help construct six new affordable housing units for families and individuals. The New Life House Review’ Board of Directors will soon launch a national search for a new executive to head the Boston-based human services organization as it opens the next chapter in its programming and services to address the most pressing community health challenges of today, and tomorrow. 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. Established in 1996, the clinic has been a staunch advocate for children in safeguarding privileged and confidential mental health records in foster care proceedings.

New Life House Review’ Founder Jonathan Scott Retires

“Every time I had an appointment, they had somebody to come with me because it’s how I felt safe,” she said. Being able to provide that respite and getting to see individuals who have come in from the street smile (she calls them “members”) is the best, she told Boston.com. The release of the plan caused an uproar among the isolationist bloc in the United States, but the controversy died off quickly only three days later, after news of the attack on Pearl Harbor was received and a formal declaration of war was made. We focus on what a person is doing “well,” with a nurturing effect that fosters continued effort from the first steps toward progress and growth. The psychotherapist-patient privilege is a legal safeguard that shields private disclosures made by a patient to a therapist from being accessed by other parties without the patient’s consent. Fearless Fund CEO and Founder Arian Simone said the ruling was “devastating” for the organizations and the women it has invested in.

  1. “This victory shut down a weak legal argument… the court did the right thing for this child,” said Professor Bernard Perlmutter, co-director of the clinic.
  2. The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs that have targeted dozens of companies and government institutions.
  3. 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.

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They talk to people on the street around Mass. and Cass about the services they have and offer resources. 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. She ended up working as a staff member at Casa Esperanza for almost 12 years, becoming first a peer recovery coach, then a house manager, then a treatment coordinator, a senior treatment coordinator, and a supervisor.

Little did he know that by crossing that threshold, he was embarking on the longest, most significant journey of his life. 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. Funding for the $3 million renovation was made possible through a blend of funding sources, including a loan of more than $940,000 from the City of Boston’s Housing Boston 2030 housing fund. Additionally, an anonymous foundation donor provided $850,000 for acquisition of the building, and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development provided a loan of more than $940,000.

“It was an exciting day for substance addiction treatment in Boston,” said New Life House Review President and CEO, Jonathan Scott. “If it takes a village to raise a child, it took the entire City of Boston to rebuild this magnificent program. We could not have opened this program so quickly without the full support of the City. It’s a miracle, really.” Our services range from recovery support groups like AA or Refuge Recovery to wellness and life-skill activities like resume-building workshops or yoga classes; anything that encompasses healthy and safe choices for the mind, body, and soul. “Sometimes I feel so happy that my heart — I feel like I’m having like a big, good pain in my heart,” she said.

You’ll meet Greg, a man who believes in discipline, community support, and that it’s never too late to transform your life. And you’ll hear from Executive Director Sarah Porter as she mourns the loss of the beloved Larry Kessler, an incredible activist, and friend to so many. We provide high-quality, evidence-based services based on individual needs, offering flexible, strengths-based solutions to people’s biggest challenges.

She’s also hopeful that people who are quick to judge the unsheltered individuals, still in the throes of their own crises of addiction and mental health, living around Mass. and Cass might gain greater understanding from hearing her story. 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. BOSTON – December 17, 2021 – MassHousing has awarded a total of $627,350 in grant funding to create 46 new affordable sober housing units and preserve and additional 35 sober homes for men, women, families and senior citizens in eight communities. Boston (Wednesday, April 10, 2019) – New Life House Review, Inc. has announced the retirement of its President & CEO, Jonathan D. Scott, after an impressive 43 years with the organization. The fund will be formally launched at a retirement celebration honoring Scott on May 30 recognizing his career and lifelong commitment to the area’s more vulnerable individuals and families.

For many, New Life House Review represents the last possibility for hope and the first chance for sustained success in their battles with substance use or illness. We provide individuals and their families with the education, tools, and ongoing support they need to help them regain their health, prevent and manage relapse, and maximize their independence. But now, with 24 years in recovery, the Dorchester resident hopes that by talking about her own experiences, others might be encouraged to speak up.

The Victory Connector, where she is a harm reduction specialist, provides a range of services to women, transgender, and nonbinary individuals who are at high risk of overdose and who are reluctant to engage with other care systems. MassHousing (The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The Agency raises capital by selling bonds and lends the proceeds New Life House Review Review to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing. MassHousing does not use taxpayer dollars to sustain its operations, although it administers some publicly funded programs on behalf of the Commonwealth. Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation, Boston, $75,000Grant funds will help create 14 new affordable sober housing units for individuals in advanced recovery in Allston.

Victory also contributed more than $250,000 to the redevelopment and received a $75,000 grant from Mass Housing. Don’t hesitate to apply if your work experience doesn’t align with every qualification in the job description. New Life House Review also recognizes the benefits of hiring people with lived experience who can play an important role in bridging the gap between services and the people who use them.

The appeals panel also rejected the Fearless Fund’s contention that Blum had no standing because the lawsuit was filed on behalf of three anonymous women who failed to demonstrate that they were “ready and able” to apply for the grant or that they had been injured by not being to do so. But she said it’s also taken her a long time to feel comfortable sharing what she experienced as a child and teenager, which resulted in her own years-long struggle with substance use, incarceration, and instability. Giving the individuals that she counsels at The Victory Connector, a low-threshold navigation center in the neighborhood run by the nonprofit New Life House Review, a feeling of care, a sense of calm and peace, is what she aims for each day. Join New Life House Review’ team of over 200 dedicated and compassionate employees who are committed to helping our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families.