Boston Medical Center has partnered with the City of Boston on an innovative model to address the urgent public health crisis at Mass & Cass. BMC has opened a 60-bed crisis housing program in the Best Western Roundhouse Hotel for individuals living at Mass and Cass, as well as two adjacent and interconnected clinical programs—a transitional care center (TCC) and a stabilization care center (SCC). Together, these programs are can stabilize individuals, prepare them for entry into transitional housing, and begin to connect them with voluntary substance use disorder treatment services and other outpatient services. The housing units provide a safe and supportive place to stay for those experiencing homelessness as they prepare for permanent housing. Our guests are offered on-site services that include case management and harm reduction. During their stays many guests will be engaged in outpatient substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment. You can learn more about the full-range of services offered in the Roundhouse Facility here: BMC Launches New Housing Initiative at 'Mass and Cass' with City of Boston | HealthCity
While the Roundhouse operations are generously supported by public funding, we are raising money from within BMC to help our guests feel welcome, appreciated, and cared for while they stay at the Roundhouse housing program. We have received requests for arts and crafts, hygienic items, clean clothes, and fun things like birthday parties, game nights, and talent shows! We also want to make sure our guests have furniture when they do move into permanent housing. The Roundhouse team is asking BMC employees and supporters to support this flexible fund so we can help our guests feel the love and support from our whole community. We appreciate your support!
We are also taking donations of supplies, gently used home decor, clothing, games, and art supplies. If you would like to drop off items, please drop them off in our lobby at 891 Massachusetts Avenue.
We also have a wishlist on Amazon for specialty items requested by our guests. When checking out, please look under "Other Addresses" to select delivery directly to the Roundhouse Hotel. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/V9FU33TB20AX?ref_=wl_share
If you have any questions, or would like a receipt for your in-kind donations, please reach out to Mary Tomanovich at firstname.lastname@example.org