Boston – June 10, 2020 Commonwealth Land Trust was awarded a grant of $14,170 today from the Boston Resiliency Fund to provide substance-addiction services to formerly homeless residents impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
CLT will use this grant to begin providing group and individual counseling services to residents in its supportive housing and to continue onsite security services. “This BRF grant will allow us to respond to the immediate, acute, and growing needs of our clients. since many community-based day programs, volunteer opportunities, and service agencies have had to suspend services during the pandemic,” said Iva Comey, CLT’s President and CEO.
This grant follows a BRF grant to CLT in April for $20,218 to fund additional COVID-19-related services such as cleaning, food distribution, and security for no-visitor/social-distancing policies and increasing the safety of clients. With this new BRF grant, CLT will:
- Provide outreach to 28 vulnerable, high-risk residents at two of CLT’s most affected supportive housing locations;
- Conduct onsite group and individual sessions and related activities such as peer development; and
- Continue contracted security services to assist with no-visitor/social-distancing policies and increasing safety.
The Boston Resiliency Fund was established by the office of Mayor Marty Walsh to help Boston individuals and families that are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants are made on a rolling basis. To date, the Fund has raised $32.3 million from 6,000 donors and awarded $20 million in grants to over 230 organizations.
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