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Learn about the three winning solutions to the inaugural IF Challenge to End Family Homelessness that were conceived by teams at HomeStartChildren's HealthWatch, and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.  The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and BC Social Work invited these three area organizations to meet the IF Challenge. 

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United Way and Boston College School of Social Work Announce IF Challenge Prize Winners

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What IF we could end family homelessness? The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and BC Social Work have challenged three area organizations to attempt to do just this. The three winning solutions in the inaugural IF Challenge Prize to End Family Homelessness were conceived by teams at HomeStart, Children's HealthWatch, and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.  

From the United Way: Winners of 'IF' Prize Announced »