After extensive renovations to both the interior and exterior, our new group living apartments have opened. The two-story house with front and back porches is now home to CBFS clients. With local housing prices becoming out of reach for many individuals, MHA’s investment in this project represents our commitment to supporting the broad needs of our clients, including affordable housing.
Meanwhile, warmer temperatures have allowed us to break ground at another housing project—this one in Dracut. Once completed, this property will be a fully accessible home for four individuals with acquired brain injury.
Last month we announced our new program developed in partnership with Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Chief William Taylor to respond to overdose situations in Lowell which involve children. We’ve since begun receiving calls from first responders and are working to provide support for those children. We expect this important program to provide crisis support and referral to a number of Lowell children during a very dark time in their lives.
Finally, following an application process, we’ve received word that MHA has been qualified to continue providing In-Home Support Services for the Department of Developmental Disabilities. This requalifying positions MHA to expand these critical services which enable individuals to thrive in our communities.