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Smoc In The News

2009 

12/24/09, McKee, M., Boston Globe: Two Artists Help Women Battle Addiction

12/23/09, Kush, B., Worcester Telegram & Gazette: SMOC Showcases Haven for Homeless

NECN Story on Duxbury Open House

12/20/09, Editorial: Metrowest Daily News: SMOC Feud Must End

11/12/09, Rocheleau, M. the Boston Globe: SMOC Shelter Ready to Forget Delayed Permit Controversy, Give Back to those who Served

11/12/09, McDonald, D., Metrowest Daily News: Larry's Place: A Respite for Homeless Veterans

8/18/09, Morton, M., Metrowest Daily News: Volunteers Help Repair Hopkinton's Serenity House

7/30/09, Riley, D., Metrowest Daily News: Judge Says Framingham Put Pressure on SMOC

7/15/09, McDonald, D., Metrowest Daily News: Selectmen Meet to Discuss SMOC Offer, No Public Response Yet

7/14/09, Spitz, J., Metrowest Daily News: Room for Reasonable Voices in SMOC Settlement Offer

7/14/09, McDonald, D., Metrowest Deaily News: SMOC Offers to Drop Lawsuit Against Framingham, with Conditions Attached

7/1/09, Wittenberg, A., Metrowest Daily News: SMOC Official a 'Lifetime' Advocate for Addicts

6/25/09, Breitrose, C., Metrowest Daily News: Framingham GED Graduates 'Open A Door'

6/9/09, McDonald, D., Metrowest Daily News: Life Learning: Framingham School Pairs Housing, Education Programs

Walter, whose picture is above the text, is a resident of our New Beginnings Program. This program is an integral part of the supported housing community that was created more than 15 years ago through a partnership with SMOC and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

6/6/09, Hammel, L., Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Perilous Story of PIP Ending: Oft-Exaggerated Demise Near

5/29/09, Segel, W., Metrowest Daily News: Speaking Out Key to Battling Abuse

4/17/09, Cuddy, J., (guest editorial) Metrowest Daily News: SMOC: Decision on Sahr Josiah Regrettable

3/29/09, Editorial: Boston Globe: A Roof of One's Own

01/07/09, Wasserman, A., Metrowest Daily News: Increased Fuel Aid May Make Up for Decrease of Kennedy Group's Oil

SMOC'S MISSION
To improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates and searching for new resources and partnerships.