“Reaching Out” Part Two: Help for Haiti

Part two in BU Today’s Reaching Out” series takes a look at the Haitian Earthquake Long-term Pediatric Support (HELPS) team, an effort by the School of Medicine (MED) and Boston Medical Center that brings social and legal services to Haitians who fled following last year’s devastating earthquake.  According to the story, the program includes a 24-hour paging system that helps doctors direct patients to necessary resources like food, shelter and clothing.

Stay tuned to the series as tomorrow’s piece will feature the School of Social Work’s (SSW) BRIDGE (Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education) program, which offers a master’s in social work for immigrants who then go on to work with their own communities.


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