State opens second welcome center for migrants and families experiencing homelessness

By Sarah Betancourt – GBH News

Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh tours the child supply room at the new welcome center at Eastern Nazarene College.

State officials on Monday opened the second welcome center for resident and migrant families experiencing homelessness on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh said the center, the first to also accommodate an on-site shelter, is meant to serve the growing number of people seeking refuge in Massachusetts.

“We’re doubling down on this model,” Walsh said during a tour of the center on Monday. “We hope to have more, because every day we see people who are coming to our state in search of new life, a better life, and we’re here to help them find it.”

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Source – GBH News

Published August 01, 2023

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