Boston Herald: "Bank of America, state announce funding to help homeless"

Bridge Over Troubled Waters in the news

The Baker-Polito Administration also announced $3 million in funding to help 10 agencies give youngsters the support they need to avoid or end homelessness, something at least 1,800 Massachusetts young adults experience each year, the administration said.

“We can’t treat them like they’re adults,” said Elisabeth Jackson, executive director of Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Boston, which is sharing a $325,000 grant with seven other agencies to pay for housing and education for youngsters they serve. “Their whole life is ahead of them. So let’s not put them in a situation where they stay poor and it’s hard to get out. Instead of saying, ‘Here’s housing for the rest of your life,’ and not expecting anything back, paying for college is the best investment we can make in young people.”

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