Home Again: Only a Home Ends Homelessness
Leah Bradley-Project Coordinator, Home Again

 Leah Bradley, Home Again's  project coordinator, has been working with homeless individuals and families for more than 10 years as a direct care worker, program manager and program developer.  Her experience has given her a first-hand view of what homeless people face and how they can achieve self-sufficiency.


As the Home Again project coordinator, Leah will work closely with the staff to ensure that the program is following the model that was created from the best practices of housing first programs proven to be successful in other communities and work with the staff to make improvements to the model throughout the life of the project. Leah will also oversee the evaluation and communications components of the program and pursue housing options such as subsidy funding and sites for the future of the Home Again project.


Leah acknowledges the importance of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts' funding and support in the creation and launch of the Home Again project saying, "The Health Foundation has provided us with an opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of chronic homeless individuals in the Worcester area."


Leah stresses that long term goal of Home Again is to create and refine a program for adult chronic homelessness that can be used into the future saying, "We are providing a solution to chronic homelessness by demonstrating a model that keeps this population housed independently."


For Leah, the most exciting aspects of the Home Again project are the commitment of the team made up of a broad cross section of the community and knowing that a solution to homelessness is achievable.  "All of the partners have shown their commitment to making this project successful and we believe, together, we can solve this issue for the Worcester area."