BOSTON - On Tuesday, December 5th, The Emerson Women's Soccer Team stepped off the soccer field and headed over to Boston Healthcare for the Homeless to play a very different kind of game with it's guests, Bingo. The South End, known to be a bustling area for the city, has many occupants. One of these is Rotch Field, the home of the Emerson Lions. This part of Boston also houses multiple services which provide support, healthcare, and shelter to the hundreds of residents suffering from homelessness in the city. One of the most impactful services is Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, a comprehensive medical site which addresses the complex medical and social needs of those experiencing homelessness.
Located only 0.7 miles down the road from Rotch Field, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless also runs a medical respite floor known as The Barbara McInnis House. It was here that the Emerson Women Lion's held a competitive game of Bingo with the guests, giving them a break from their daily challenges. Amongst the sounds of "Bingo!" being yelled, it was clear that a new appreciation was forming. Homelessness can touch anyone at anytime and supporting the local services which aid in combating these issues is quickly becoming a part of this team's tradition. Homelessness is a very real social issue in the city of Boston, even in the wealthy South End, and even near the home of The Emerson Lions.
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