Mass. opens second intake center and shelter for unhoused, migrant families´┐╝

By Alison Kuznitz – State House News Service

Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey speaks to a crowd at the IBEW headquarters in Dorchester after her primary win. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

More than five weeks after the Healey administration pledged to establish more resource centers to help migrant families and people experiencing homelessness, state officials opened their second site in Quincy on Monday as makeshift hotels and motels being used as emergency shelters continue to fill up.

The new “Family Welcome Center” is situated at the Cove Fine Arts Center on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College. It comes as the state grapples with a surge of migrants coming to Massachusetts, which is a right-to-shelter-state, from Haiti and South America. State officials and refugee advocates have been unable to pinpoint the volume of migrants arriving here due to a lack of standardized data collection methods.

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Source – WBUR

Published July 31, 2023

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