Healey activates Mass. National Guard to help at emergency shelter hotels

By Asher Klein and Jericho Tran – 10Boston

Gov. Maura Healey has activated up to 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard to help at hotels providing emergency shelter services.

Thursday’s move comes weeks after Healey declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts over a historic influx of migrants seeking help from the Commonwealth’s strained shelter system.

Starting next week, the members of the National Guard who are deployed to hotels serving as shelter sites will help coordinate services for families living there, including their food, medical care, enrollment in schools and transportation, according to Healey’s office.

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Source – 10Boston

Published August 31, 2023

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