Relief Fund 5: How to help migrant families in Massachusetts

NEEDHAM, Mass. —

In August, Governor Maura Healey declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts due to the rapidly rising number of migrant families arriving in need of shelter and services. The declaration notified the federal government that the state’s shelter system was rapidly expanding capacity in an unsustainable manner. At the time, there were nearly 5,600 families in state shelter, including children and pregnant women.

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Source: WCVB

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