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Construction of a $14 million affordable housing and medical care facility for homeless people is expected to be completed late this year in Jamaica Plain and reach full occupancy early next year.

Dr. Howard K. Koh of Andover, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is being honored by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program for his work with the homeless.

In this Kind World story, Cheryl Kane, a nurse with the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, recalls an unforeseen moment with Max that continues to inform her nursing practice, years later.

A few weeks after a 600-person army of volunteers scoured Santa Barbara County to tally the homeless population and assess their needs, a lecture hall packed with UCSB students heard from two out-of-town doctors about the importance of “street medicine” in providing care to the indigent.

While Boston continues to deal with mountains of snow and extreme cold, the city is also grappling with an even larger than usual number of homeless people.

Dr. Virginia Barrow of Winchester has found her true calling.

Since 2011, Barrow, known as Ginger, has been providing medical health care for homeless patients in downtown Boston as a physician on staff at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

As Boston officials rush to create shelter space for some of the 700 homeless people who were displaced when the only bridge to Long Island was closed, 100 new beds are scheduled to become available Tuesday.

With temperatures expected to plummet below zero this week, city officials and homeless advocates are racing to find more space to house the surge of people sleeping on the streets since the city’s largest shelter on Long Island closed last fall.

Every Monday afternoon from 1 to 3, you’ll find Waltham resident Richard Daggett doing something rather unusual: tending to the feet of homeless people.

Daggett, a 76-year-old retired hospital executive, is a volunteer with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), a nonprofit delivering healthcare to more than 12,000 homeless men, women and children a year at 70 shelters and other sites. For two years, Daggett has volunteered in the “footroom” of BHCHP’s medical clinic housed at St. Francis House, a day shelter that is a stone’s throw from the Boston Common.

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