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Victory Programs welcomes inquiries from the media. As leaders in helping individuals and families stabilize and move on from crisis, our expert staff can provide nuanced perspectives regarding a broad spectrum of challenges such as addressing homelessness and community health concerns like substance use disorder, STIs, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and food and nutritional justice.

To speak with one of our staff experts please contact:
Stephanie Ploof
Marketing and Communications Manager
T: 617-541-0222 x144

WGBH – March 06, 2024
After Mass. and Cass crackdown, homeless community cast out into the shadows of Boston

WGBH – February 16, 2024
Smoking replaces injection as the primary method of use in overdose deaths

JP Gazette – February 9, 2024
Wu announces largest-ever award to support nonprofit organizations

BU School of Public Health January 26, 2024
Alum’s Overdose Prevention and Recovery Work Featured in Boston Globe Editorial Cartoon

WBUR August 24, 2023
Boston officials look to revive Long Island as hub for addiction services, homeless care

7 News WHDH – August 23, 2023
Boston Mayor Wu, others tour closed Long Island recovery campus as city eyes plan to repair buildings, rebuild bridge

Boston Globe – August 18, 2023
Business leaders, some officials support plan to clear Mass and Cass, open recovery campus at Widett Circle

Harvard University: Social Impact Review – August 1, 2023
It Takes A Village: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Solving Homelessness in America

Whole Cities – May 8, 2023
How Whole Foods Market Team Members Grow Thriving Relationships in Their Community

BC News – May 5, 2023
Pillars of strength, community – April 27, 2023
She provides counseling to the most entrenched individuals at Mass. and Cass. She wants you to know her story.

The Suffolk Journal – April 4, 2023
Suffolk CCE leaves mark on community during 25th Service Day

BU Today – March 2, 2023
Alternative Service Break Trips Return to Normal after Three Years

WGBH – December 12, 2022
Amid calls to increase policing at Mass. and Cass, overtime spending surges under Mayor Wu

POZ Magazine – November 14, 2022
The 2022 POZ 100: Celebrating Latino Advocates

Boston Herald – October 15, 2022
Boston, nonprofits giving out drug pipes, tourniquets, ‘cookers’ on Mass and Cass – October 4, 2022
Low-threshold day spaces will open in Roxbury, Back Bay, part of Boston’s effort to address Mass. and Cass

City of Boston – October 4, 2022
New Day Spaces and Expanded Substance Use Services Announced

The Bay State Banner September 19, 2022
Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck

Jamaica Plain News – September 6, 2022
Non-Profit Helps Those in Crisis, Victory Programs, Opens Headquarters in Jamaica Plain

Boston Guardian – July 1, 2022
Victory Programs Wants to Expand

Mission Hill Gazette – March 4, 2022
CAMH Hosts Q&A About Homeless Housing Project

Mission Hill Gazette – February 4, 2022
Hotel takes in homeless individuals from Mass and Cass

Boston Globe – February 1, 2022
Life sciences nonprofit donates $1.5m to fight poverty in Greater Boston

WBUR – January 27, 2022
Fewer women are seeking addiction treatment in Mass. as use and overdoses increase

Bloomberg – January 14, 2022
Boston’s New Mayor Tries a Different Tack on Homelessness

The Journal – January 4, 2022
McGovern Foundation Awards $6M to Groups Expanding Access to Tech Education

Boston 25 News – December 18, 2021
MassHousing awards grants for new substance-free housing – December 6, 2021
Mayor Michelle Wu says ‘everything is on the table’ in effort to get people at Mass. and Cass into housing this month

The Patriot LedgerOctober 28, 2021 
‘Mass and Cass’ crisis isn’t shaking Quincy’s resolve to fight Long Island Bridge rebuild

Boston MagazineOctober 27, 2021
24 Ways to Give Back and Volunteer around Boston This Year

Boston GlobeOctober 14, 2021
Transitional housing is key to solving the crisis at Mass. and Cass

Spirit Magazine BostonSept/Oct 2021
Forty Years Later – On this anniversary of the first report of HIV/AIDS, Boston Living Center is still giving long-term survivors strong support

WGBHSeptember 3, 2021
How Will $90 Million Of Sackler Family Opioid Settlement Money Be Spent in Mass?

WBUR August 27, 2021
Boston Neighbors Hope A New Mayor Can Help One Of The City’s Bleakest Neighborhoods

Boston Globe – June 1, 2021
Boston mayoral hopefuls will have to rise to challenge of ‘Mass. and Cass’

Boston Herald – May 12, 2021
Massachusetts opioid deaths spike 69% among Black men with fatal overdoses on the rise overall

Boston Herald – May 11, 2021
Kim Janey floats idea of ferries to Long Island recovery campus

Boston HeraldApril 24, 2021
After coronavirus pandemic drop, more women are seeking addiction treatment with acute needs

BU News Service – March 18, 2021
Gardening in the Era of COVID-19

Boston25 – January 17, 2021
Health experts, providers worry about surge of HIV infections in Boston during pandemic

Boston Herald – September 12, 2020
Unemployment, childcare, coronavirus stacked against homeless families in Boston

Boston Globe – June 10, 2020
Opioid overdose deaths decline slightly in first quarter of 2020

Boston Patch – May 20, 2020
Feeling Blue? Think Green: 5 Tips for City Gardeners

Boston 25 News – April 7, 2020
Local restaurant keeping doors open to feed frontline workers amid outbreak 

WBUR – March 20, 2020
‘The Calm Before The Storm’: Coronavirus Testing And Precautions For Mass. Homeless Population Ramp Up 

Dig Boston – March 16, 2020

Boston Herald – March 12, 2020
City’s homeless are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus, advocates say

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