Victory Programs in the News

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Media and members of the press may contact Joy Mosenfelder at jmosenfelder@vpi.org or by phone at 617-541-0222 x646.

Below are links to some of Victory Programs’ most recent press mentions.  You can also view images on our Flickr page.

April 27, 2017 – South End News
Victory Programs Dinnerfest RED sets new fundraising record

April 27, 2017 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs Dinnerfest RED sets new fundraising record

March 23, 2017 – Sampan
Play Bingo, Win Art to Support Public Access to Art in Boston

March 17, 2017 – Boston Globe
Security company, guard sued over alleged assaults of homeless at North Station

February 23, 2017 – Color Magazine
The 27th Annual Dinnerfest Party and Auction

January 25, 2017 – Boston Neighborhood Network
Around Town: ArtLifting, Victory Programs, MLK Celebration at Boston City Hall

December 21, 2016 – Boston Globe
Mass. gets $69.4 million in federal grants to help the homeless population

December 7, 2016 – Patriots.com
Kids get Patriots personal shoppers at Annual “Gifts from the Gridiron”

November/December 2016 – Boston Spirit
Victory Programs Summer Sports Tea Dance

November 17, 2016 – My South End
Positive, Proud and Living Out Loud

November 1, 2016 – Dorchester Reporter
Free Training in Overdose Kits at Codman Square

October 27, 2016 – Bay Windows
The Subject Was Hats

September/October 2016 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Drive for Victory Charity Golf Tournament

September 1, 2016 – Boston Globe
Party Lines: About 500 Guests Attended Victory Programs’ 6th Annual Summer Sports Tea Dance

August 31, 2016 – Pharmacy Times
Going Above and Beyond as Pharmacists 

August 18, 2016 – WGBH
In Boston’s Newmarket Square, An Uneasy Coexistance For Businesses and Homeless

August 7, 2016 – FOX25
FOX25 Investigates: Abandoned Buildings on Boston’s Long Island Cost Tax Payers Millions

July/August 2016 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction Photos

May 11, 2016
Victory Programs’ Dinnerfest Raises Record-Setting $120K

May 9, 2016
Safe Space for Drug Users Will Save Lives

April, 2016 – WGBH
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signs bill overturning older law mandating the suspension of drivers licenses for many drug crimes

March 29, 2016 – Zagat.com
10 Can’t Miss Food Events in April

March 10, 2016 – WGBH (Audio)
Massachusetts House bill to address the state’s opioid addiction crisis

March 2, 2016 – Boston Globe
After Long Island closure, nonprofit opens new women’s group home

March 1, 2016 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Community Cliffnotes: Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction

February 22, 2016 – CNN.com
The ‘Charlie Sheen effect’ really did help HIV awareness

January 1, 2016 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Victory Programs’ Home for the Holidays and 21st Annual Peter Medoff Awards

January 19, 2016 – WGBH “Greater Boston”
Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

January 15, 2016 – WGBH “Open Studios”
VPI President and CEO, Jonathan Scott, Sits for Polaroid Photographer Elsa Dorfman

January 7, 2016 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs Celebrates Homes

November 30, 2015 – Rainbow Times
AIDS Action Committee to Announce “Getting to Zero” Coalition to Eliminate Transmission of HIV Infection in Mass

November 27, 2015 – Spare Change
Thanksgiving in Boston

November 27, 2015 – Boston College Magazine
A History of Firsts

November 20, 2015 – Boston.com
When you’re HIV-positive in Boston there’s stigma – and support

November 19, 2015 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center Honors Larry Kessler

November 18, 2015 – CNN.com
Charlie Sheen, stigma and how HIV is the “new closet”

November 11, 2015 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Victory Programs’ Prevention Summit and Victory Programs’ Dinnerfest Party + Auction

November 8, 2015 – POZ Magazine
The POZ 100 Celebrating Long-Term Survivors – Featuring Jonathan Scott, VPI President & CEO

November 4, 2015 – WGBH
Greater Bostonian: Birthday Wishes

October 23, 2015 – ABH
Eileen Maguire Presented with Elizabeth Funk Award for Emerging Leadership at the ABH Salute to Excellence 

October 20, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Governor’s well-intentioned plan could pave way to a range of problems

October 8, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Year since Long Island’s close finds safeguards still lacking

September 30, 2015 – Massnonprofit.com
Victory Programs Extends Partnership with Walgreens

September 24, 2015 – Bay Windows
Victory Prevention Summit a Success

May 28, 2015 – Massnonprofit.com
Victory Programs raises $88k at Annual Dinnerfest Party

May 21, 2015 – The Improper Bostonian
Last Scene Here: Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction

May 20, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Insurer won’t reconsider decision to reject shelter claims

May 1, 2015 – The Provider
The Provider – Provider Profile – May 2015

April 23, 2015 – The Boston Globe
State should offer Long Island rehab centers a new home

April 22, 2015 – Massnonprofit.com
Mass. Nonprofits Were Ready and Set to Go via  the Marathon

April 9, 2015 – WGBH (Video)
Boston’s Opiate Crisis: 6 Months After The Closure of Long Island

April 5, 2015 – The Boston Globe
No bridge over troubled waters for rehab clients

March 10, 2015 – Massnonprofit.com
Victory Programs Gets $45k to Help Restore Addiction Services

March 10, 2015 – Nonprofit Quarterly
Women’s Substance Abuse Program Undergoes Calamitous Cascade of Problems: Where Are the Funders?

March 9, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Grant to help relaunch drug treatment center for homeless women

February 20, 2015 – Boston Herald
Advocates urge Walsh: Use clout in addiction fight

February 19, 2015 – The Boston Globe
AG Maura Healey makes inquiry into insurance claim rejections for two Long Island shelters

February 19, 2015 – South End News
Victory Programs Expands Family Initiative in Boston

February 18, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Problems worsen for two drug treatment centers

February 4, 2015 – Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe
Battling addiction will take full-scale focus on treatment

January 28, 2015 – Massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Launches 3rd Year of Corporate Program

January 14, 2015 – WGBH (Video)
Charting Baker’s Course: Taming the Bay State’s Opiate Epidemic

January 7, 2015 – CBS Boston
Boston Area’s Best Farm Shares

January 5, 2015 – Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe
Human impact of Long Island Bridge closure is still very much unresolved

December 19, 2014 – Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe
In din of angry crowd, an opportunity is lost in Roxbury

December 17, 2014 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs Honors Champions in HIV/AIDS

December 15, 2014 – The Boston Globe
Abrupt closing of Long Island Bridge was slow to arrive

December 10, 2014 – The Boston Globe
City rejects move of Long Island recovery programs to Roxbury

December 5, 2014 – Help for the Holidays, WCVB Channel 5
Shepherd House helps women break free of addiction

December 4, 2014 – Bay Windows
Boston Living Center’s Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner

December 3, 2014 – Massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Annual Event Raises $165K to Set a Record

December 2, 2014 – WGBH Radio, Morning Edition
Homeless Advocates Await City’s Response Plan

November 28, 2014 – The Boston Globe
A bridge to somewhere: Tales of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 – The Lowell Sun via State House News
Proposed rates for addiction treatment decried

November 25, 2014 – The Boston Globe
HIV survivor sounds a warning to young gays

November 24, 2014 – EDGE Boston
Boston Living Center Invites PLWHAs to Thanksgiving Dinner

November 13, 2014 – WGBH (Video)
Victory Programs’ Jonathan Scott on Greater Boston

November 1, 2014 – The Boston Globe
Mayor Walsh hopes to reopen Long Island Bridge in three years

October 30, 2014 – Massnonprofit.org
Five Nonprofits Impacted by Bridge Closing Get Grants

October 24, 2014 – Bay Windows
Boston Living Center hits Milestone 25th Anniversary

October 22, 2014 – EDGE Boston
Boston Living Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 19, 2014 – The Boston Globe
A society’s vulnerable citizens, out in the open

October 11, 2014 – The Boston Globe
As bridge closed, a long night led to purgatory

July 17, 2014 – Fox 25 Boston & WBZ Channel 4 Boston (Video)
Homeless shelter surprised with new furniture delivery
Homeless Families Get Surprise Makeover

Bassett Furniture Corporate Video

June 21, 2014 – The Boston Globe
Urban farming takes root

June 14, 2014 – massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Raises $293K to Renovate New Housing

June 1, 2014 – The Improper Bostonian
Last Scene Here: The Taste of Victory

May/June 2014 – Boston Spirit
Let Us Introduce You: Jonathan Scott

May 8, 2014 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs’ Dinnerfest breaks fundraising goal

May 8, 2014 – Somerville Journal
Somerville activists and former addicts look for community action on heroin

May 7, 2014 – massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Fundraiser Attracts 225, Sets Record

April 24, 2014 – South End News
Victory Programs Opens Third Family Program in Boston

April 10, 2014 – Press Release
Victory Programs Opens the Door to Chamblet Family Home

March 25, 2014 – The Boston Globe, Letter to the Editor
Crimp in funding strains addiction recovery services
Click here to read in PDF format

February 5, 2014 – Bay Windows
Ready to Lobby

January 15, 2014 – massnonprofit.org
Register Campaign Raises $85K for Victory Programs in Boston

December 12, 2013 – WCVB (video)
‘Red door’ is symbol for recovery at Victory House

November 27, 2013 – massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Dinner Raises Nearly $150K, Setting Record

November 26, 2013 – South End News
Mayor Recognized for His Support at Annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner Serving Members of the HIV/AIDS Community; Vows to Be Back Next Year

November 19, 2013 – Celebration of Life
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center Gives Thanks with Annual Celebration of Life Event – Press Release

November 12, 2013 – Boston Cares Website
Spotlight on the Boston Living Center

November 1, 2013 – Boston.com’s Boston Spirit Blog
Victory Programs and the Boston Living Center to host 23rd Celebration of Life

October 22, 2013 – Wicked Local Topsfield/Tri-Town Transcript
Topsfield Housing Program acquired by new owner

July 22, 2013 – The Boston Globe, Letter to the Editor
As many did for ‘Glee’ star, can we open our hearts to addicts among us?

July 11, 2013 – Dorchester Reporter
Bumper crop: Markets bring fresh goods, values to Dot and Mattapan

July 8, 2013 – EDGE.com
First-Ever Condom Summit Held at Fenway Health

July 6, 2013 – Patch.com
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center Selected For $100K Grant

July 3, 2013 – Boston.com
Victory Programs receives $100k grant for HIV/AIDS programs

July 1, 2013 – Boston Spirit
Scene – Victory Programs’ Dinnerfest

June 21, 2013 – The Cummings Foundation
Victory Programs Receives $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation – Press Release

June 19, 2013 – Bay State Banner
Photo from ReVision Family Home Makeover

June 19, 2013 – Boston.com
Sun Life Financial and Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger score big at the Paint for ReVision Family Home

June 14, 2013 – Celtics.com (video)
The Paint for ReVision Family Home

June 13, 2013 – Victory Programs
Drive for Victory – Press Release

June 10, 2013 – Boston.com
Celtics lend a hand at Victory Programs’ ReVision Family Home

June 7, 2013 – MassLive.com
Boston Celtic Jared Sullinger at ReVision Family Home

March 7, 2013 – The Boston Globe, Letter to the Editor
Overdose antidote should be widely available

March 2, 2013 – New England Cable News’ Broadside
Larry Kessler Interview with Jim Braude

February 25, 2013 – Boston University’s The Daily Free Press
Larry Kessler recommits to AIDS work 

February 23, 2013 – EDGE Boston
Put your money where your mouth is at Dinnerfest

February 18, 2013 – The Boston Globe
At HIV refuge, new hope and old face

January 31, 2013 – Bay Windows
Larry Kessler named director of Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center

December 13, 2012 – WCVB Channel 5
Help for the Holidays at Women’s Hope (Video)

December 13, 2012 – Bay Windows
Auerbach Honored at Homes for the Holidays

November 27, 2012 – Boston.com
Hundreds share holiday meal with Boston Living Center 

November 20, 2012 – EdgeBoston.com
Celebration of Life Welcomes PLWHAs to a Thanksgiving Feast 

November 15, 2012 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center hosts annual Celebration of Life 

November 1, 2012 – Boston Spirit
2012 AIDS Vaccine Conference Faculty Dinner at the Boston Living Center & Jonathan Scott at 2012 Wainwright Social Justice Awards

October 22, 2012 – Boston.com
Longstanding program for women in recovery relocates to Jamaica Plain hospital

September 6, 2012 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center included in AIDS vaccine conference

August 13, 2012 – SAMHSA.gov
Revising the growing season 

July 20, 2012 – Boston.com
Victory Programs celebrates reopening of Fabyan Street urban farm

June 28, 2012 – Boston.com
ReVision Urban Farm receives financial boost from Walmart foundation

June 18, 2012 – South End Patch
Women with HIV/AIDS enjoy perfect day of pampering at the Boston Living Center

June 3, 2012 – New York Times
Book review of Urban Farms by Sarah Rich features ReVision Urban Farm photos

May 24, 2012 – The Dorchester Reporter
Vacant lot on Tucker Street will be newest urban farm

May 22, 2012 – Boston.com
ReVision Urban Farm to lead city’s pilot Urban Agriculture Project

May 14, 2012 – Boston.com
Boston Living Center to honor outgoing board
Boston Living Center to honor North End sculptor Randy Goldberger

May 2, 2012 – Jamaica Plain Gazette
Victory Programs recognizes Boston College PULSE students



Boston Living Center In The News

Media and members of the press may contact Joy Mosenfelder at jmosenfelder@vpi.org or by phone at 617-541-0222 x646.

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February 2, 2017 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Boston Living Center Closes Chapter on Embezzlement Case

November 3, 2016 – Boston College, The Heights
Walk the Line: A History of the LGBTQ Community at Boston College

September 7, 2016 – The Rainbow Times
MA Gov. Baker Signs Historic Insurance Mandate to Cover HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy 

January/February 2016 – Boston Spirit Magazine
Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner

November 17, 2015 – Edge Media Network
Boston Living Center Honors Larry Kessler at Thanksgiving Dinner

November 11, 2015 – NECN
Nelly Carreno Helps Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

August 6, 2015 – The Boston Globe
AIDS Activist Larry Kessler retires – again

December 3, 2014 – Massnonprofit.org
Victory Programs Annual Event Raises $165K to Set a Record

December 4, 2014 – Bay Windows
Boston Living Center’s Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner

November 25, 2014 – The Boston Globe
HIV survivor sounds a warning to young gays

November 24, 2014 – EDGE Boston
Boston Living Center Invites PLWHAs to Thanksgiving Dinner

October 24, 2014 – Bay Windows
Boston Living Center hits Milestone 25th Anniversary

October 22, 2014 – EDGE Boston
Boston Living Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

February 5, 2014 – Bay Windows
Ready to Lobby

January 15, 2014 – MassNonProfit.com
Register Campaign Raises $85K for Victory Programs in Boston

November 27, 2013 – MassNonProfit.com
Victory Programs Dinner Raises Nearly $150K, Setting Record

November 26, 2013 – South End News
Mayor Recognized for His Support at Annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner Serving Members of the HIV/AIDS Community; Vows to Be Back Next Year

November 12, 2013 – Boston Cares Website
Spotlight On The Boston Living Center

November 1, 2013 – Boston.com’s Boston Spirit Blog
Victory Programs and the Boston Living Center to host 23rd Celebration of Life

July 6, 2013 – Patch.com
Boston Living Center Selected For $100K Grant

March 4, 2013 – New England Cable News’ Broadside
Larry Kessler Interview with Jim Braude

February 25, 2013 – Boston University’s The Daily Free Press
Larry Kessler recommits to AIDS work 

February 18, 2013 – The Boston Globe
At HIV refuge, new hope and old face

January 31, 2013 – Bay Windows
Larry Kessler named director of Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center

November 27, 2012 – Boston.com
Hundreds share holiday meal with Boston Living Center 

November 20, 2012 – EdgeBoston.com
Celebration of Life Welcomes PLWHAs to Thanksgiving Feast

November 15, 2012
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center holds annual Celebration of Life 

November 1, 2012 – Boston Spirit
2012 AIDS Vaccine Conference Faculty Dinner at the Boston Living Center

September 6, 2012 – Bay Windows
Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center included in AIDS vaccine conference

June 19, 2012 – South End Patch
Women with HIV/AIDS enjoy perfect day of pampering at the Boston Living Center

May 14, 2012 – Boston.com
Boston Living Center to honor outgoing board
Boston Living Center to honor North End sculptor Randy Goldberger

ReVision Urban Farm in the News

Media and members of the press may contact Joy Mosenfelder at jmosenfelder@vpi.org or by phone at 617-541-0222 x646.

March 30, 2017 – Encast
4 Rock-Star Community Gardens that are Making a Huge Impact

December 2, 2016 – Ziptopia
Seven Inspiring Urban Farms

July 14, 2016 – CBS Boston
Local Urban Farm Provides Unique Program to Help Homeless

April 6, 2016 – Dot News
How Our Garden’s Grow!

January 7, 2015 – CBS Boston
Boston Area’s Best Farm Shares

June 21, 2014 – The Boston Globe
Urban farming takes root

July 11, 2013 – Dorchester Reporter
Bumper crop: Markets bring fresh goods, values to Dot and Mattapan

August 13, 2012 – SAMHSA.gov
Revising the growing season

July 20, 2012 – City of Boston.gov
Video of ReVision Urban Farm Celebration 

July 20, 2012 – Boston.com
Victory programs celebrates reopening of Fabyan Street urban farm

June 28, 2012 – Boston.com
ReVision Urban Farm receives financial boost from Walmart foundation

June 3, 2012 – New York Times
Book review of Urban Farms by Sarah Rich features ReVision Urban Farm photos

May 24, 2012 – Dorchester Reporter
Vacant lot on Tucker Street will be newest urban farm

May 22, 2012 – Boston.com
ReVision Urban Farm to lead city’s pilot Urban Agriculture Program