The homeless population in Massachusetts has increased faster than any other state in the United States, causing bigger challenges in food supply and health care service.
Churches and community nonprofit groups help the homeless population and low-income residents by providing free food and necessities.
The Women’s Lunch Place provides meals, showers, health care service, a computer lab, a library and a nap room for women coming for help.
A group of medical students and a doctor brign basic necessities and medical care to the homeless in East Boston.
Many homeless people have been unable to receive their regular SNAP benefits due to the changes of data matching system of DTA.