Homelessness, Mental Health and Recovery

Committee Chair:

Councillor Essaibi-George

Committee Vice Chair:

Councillor McCarthy

Committee Members:

Councillors Jackson, Linehan, Pressley

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Committee Description:

Committee on Homelessness, Mental Health & Recovery,which shall concern itself with the care and well-being of residents experiencing homelessness, dealing with mental illness or seeking assistance with substance abuse and recovery. The committee shall concern itself with issues relating to homeless shelters, public health nonprofits, and recovery programs. The committee shall work to enhance the quality and quantity of available programming financed by city, state and federal resources. The committee shall have oversight with respect to the Boston Public Health Commission, the Office of Recovery Services and the Emergency Shelter Commission.