Last Wednesday seven individuals moved into Huston Commons. Each of the seven has been homeless for years and years. They have backgrounds with missteps, challenges, and disabilities beyond belief. Wednesday their lives changed. They have a home of their own. A brand new home of their very own. A clean home with a bed and a bathroom. A home with friendly neighbors and safe from the elements.
Dr. Megan Sandel, Boston University Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has stated that housing is a vaccine that leads to good health. Huston Commons is the vaccine for these seven and the individuals who will also move in. They will be healthier, happier, safer, and less disruptive. Just like other vaccines, Huston Commons will save money and save lives. Huston Commons is why I like my job.