Housing is Healthcare

The Housing is Healthcare program is funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services to provide extensive and longterm housing and case management services.

At a Glance
This service is for
Focus: The Housing is Healthcare program exclusively serves adults who have experienced houselessness and vulnerability to HIV in the area of Boston often referred to as "Mass & Cass".
Accessing this service
All referrals to the HiH program must come from the Boston Public Health Commission.
Let's Connect
Joey Pelletier
Lead Case Manager
(617) 631-4316
dolphins and rock that looks like the sea
You know, people like us don't feel a lot of hope. We go through life wondering who is judging us, what people are thinking about us. But in this program, we know you aren't judging us, and we finally have hope. Thank you.
Client Testimonials

"You guys have been beyond great to me, meeting my needs when possible, and I couldn't be more grateful, I'm more grateful than I've ever been in all of my years on this earth. I learn so many great ways of thinking from you guys; it makes my soul smile knowing I have you guys in my life!"

"Really, you guys are superheroes, and I'm privileged to be a part of all of this."

"I'm just trying to stay clean one day at a time, thanks to you and the team's help, I don't know where I would be without you guys. Thank you for your support, I don't have much of that. Thank you for everything, you rock!"

"We appreciate you more than you know. It's clear that you actually care about your work and that really means so much. I am super grateful to have you on my side."


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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.