Scott/Ross Center Honors Boston Health Care for the Homeless as Outstanding Community Partner

May 18, 2016


Exceptional partners and students received awards during the May 10 celebration.

Several staff members of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) gathered at Simmons on Tuesday May 10th to receive the coveted 2016 Outstanding Community Partner Award at the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service Recognition Celebration.

Since 1985, the organization has helped thousands of Boston’s most vulnerable citizens get access to the highest quality health care available. BHCHP partners with more than 40 medical and community-based organizations in the city to live out their mission.

The partnership between Simmons and BHCHP has flourished over the years. Though the Simmons annual Hats for the Homeless donation drive, Simmons faculty and staff bring more than 100 hats, gloves, and warm mittens to people being served by BHCHP. In addition, Simmons students volunteer in their hand-to-hand program, providing hand massages and stress relief techniques and activities.

Also honored at the Recognition Celebration were:

Jennifer McKee Distinguished Student Award
Aimee Correia
M Fowler

Judith Botelho Commitment Award 
Sylvia Catania Desiraé Simmons 

Leadership in Service-Learning Award 
Deanna Cardona
Tenbit Mitku
Mary O’Rourke
Theresa Reinhard