MassEquality Applauds Governor’s Signing of Homeless Youth Bill

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MassEquality Applauds Governor’s Signing of Homeless Youth Bill

MassEquality.JPGBOSTON, Mass.—Today, Governor Patrick signed into law the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth bill which defines who is an unaccompanied homeless youth and instructs the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to enter into contracts to provide housing and supports for these young people ages 24 and below. The bill also paves the way for implementing services aimed at improving the physical,…

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A step forward for homeless youth, a disproportionate number of whom are LGBT+. I’m proud of MassEquality and the other coalition partners who shepherded this bill through, and thankful to the legislators who voted for it and to Governor Patrick for signing is as one of his last acts in office. 

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