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Saturday, September 16, 2006

How to prevent homelessness


MetroWest Outreach Connection has discovered a homelessness prevention program that seems to work.

Since its inception two years ago, the all-volunteer group has helped 250 households that were in danger of eviction, usually by making payments directly to their landlords in the hopes that the families could pull through hard times.

This summer they checked on clients they had helped a year prior and found that more than 91 percent were still in permanent housing and had managed to avoid the shelter system, according to a news release from the group.

MetroWest Outreach Connection is holding its only fundraiser of the year, its annual Walk to Prevent Homelessness on Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at the Framingham Center Green at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register go to or call (508) 481-2423.

- Lisa Kocian

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