Advocate

Along with the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, we are asking for 10 minutes of your time to call or email state and city officials to ask them to create a viable and humanitarian winter plan for homeless individuals. During winter, individuals with unstable housing are at high risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and worsening of chronic illness. The winter season is fast approaching, so NOW is the time to advocate for these services!

Nervous about calling in? Don’t be afraid–you can just read off the script! The more people who call in, the more pressure we put on the state and the city as they determine how to provide safe shelter and other necessities of life to homeless individuals during the winter. Every call matters!

Please call or email the following city and state officials, and feel free to use the corresponding script!

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Monica Valdes Lupi
Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission
617-534-5395
dpaul@bphc.org

Hello,

My name is [NAME]. I am from [YOUR LOCATION IN BOSTON] and I am a student at/employee of [ORGANIZATION/UNIVERSITY/BUSINESS]. I’d like to leave a message for Monica Valdes Lupe.

I am calling to urge Boston Public Health Commission to take leadership in creating a viable and humanitarian winter plan for homeless individuals NOW.

The plan should not be to bus people to sleep on floors in overcrowded conditions. The plan needs to provide safe beds or cots with access to appropriate sanitary facilities. All guests should be engaged and offered a chance to get on the path out of homelessness.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me and for your attention to this important matter.

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Linn Torto
Executive Director, Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness
(617) 573-1600
linn.torto@state.ma.us

Hello,

My name is [NAME]. I am from [YOUR LOCATION IN BOSTON] and I am a student at/employee of [ORGANIZATION/UNIVERSITY/BUSINESS]. I’d like to leave a message for Linn Torto.

I am calling to urge the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness to take leadership in creating a viable and humanitarian winter plan for homeless individuals NOW.

The plan should not be to bus people to sleep on floors in overcrowded conditions. The plan needs to provide safe beds or cots with access to appropriate sanitary facilities. All guests should be engaged and offered a chance to get on the path out of homelessness.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me and for your attention to this important matter.