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Family Receives Call to Host Migrants, Visitors Show Up In Less Than an Hour

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Massachusetts has initiated a host-family program to address the growing population of homeless migrant families.

The state is urging residents to provide temporary housing while longer-term solutions are arranged.

Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll have requested families to consider housing migrants in their homes due to the lack of space in state-run facilities.

Geralde Gabeau, the executive director of the Immigrant Family Services Institute, said, “While the state is trying to figure out exactly what to do and [how] to open up more shelters, I think we — as citizens, as members of our community — we also need to play a role.”

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll previously said, “If you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Safe housing and shelter is our most pressing need. Become a sponsor family… step up if you’re willing to have an additional family be part of your family.”

Some families have responded, such as the Stokes family, who took in a Haitian family of four.

However, the situation has proven challenging, with the Stokes coordinating basic services and facing uncertainty about when the immigrant family will receive permanent housing.

The text criticizes the reliance on private citizens to address the crisis and expresses concern about the sustainability of these measures.

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