Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

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Only Seevak Fellows who will be 18 years-old by their start date in mid-June are eligible to work at BHCHP.

Proposed responsibilities include:

  • Plan, coordinate and lead activities for homeless adults staying in BHCHP’s medical respite facility, the Barbara McInnis House
  • Help to create resources and discharge packets for patient discharging from respite
  • Create flyers for groups, behavioral health announcements, and external substance use groups
  • Support patients in the completion of forms and applications
  • Accompany patients to off-site social service and medical appointments under staff supervision
  • Other duties that meet the needs of the program and the interests of the Seevak Fellow