Sherrill House Taps Tuere L. Crawford to Lead Longwood Hospice Program

Jamaica Plain's Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, recently announced that Tuere L. Crawford has been named executive director of its Longwood Hospice program. Crawford brings more than 30 years of experience in health care, skilled nursing, and hospice settings to Longwood Hospice, which was opened in Brookline by Sherrill House in 2022. She has held executive and management-level positions at Norwood Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, Ascend Hospice, and CareOne. “Tuere is a wonderful addition to our growing team at Sherrill House and Longwood Hospice,” said Sherrill House Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Stapleton. “Her warmth, energy and leadership will help this program expand and flourish.”

As Longwood Hospice Executive Director, Crawford will focus on increasing program development, creating brand awareness, educating the community on hospice care and its benefits, and cultivating a strong team.


JP Nonprofit VOAMASS Receives $200,000+ in Grants to Benefit Veterans Services Work

Jamaica Plain-based Volunteers of America of Massachusetts (VOAMASS), a nonprofit that creates opportunities for individuals through residential and outpatient behavioral health treatment, re-entry for justice-involved individuals, veteran services and senior living, recently received two grants totaling more than $200,000 from The Home Depot Foundation for programs and projects at the Massachusetts Bay Veterans Center (MBVC) in Somerville. VOAMASS received a Veterans Flexible Funding grant of $150,159 to expand its Welcome Home Project, which helps veterans secure permanent housing and remain stably housed. The organization also received a Veterans Housing Grant of $51,292 to upgrade MBVC’s security and HVAC systems.

“Two of the biggest challenges homeless veterans face are finding housing and receiving comprehensive, trauma-informed behavioral health care,” said VOAMASS President and CEO Charles Gagnon. “These grants from The Home Depot Foundation will help ensure that MBVC is best positioned to provide the services and supports that our veterans deserve.”

The Welcome Home Project focuses on assisting veterans transitioning from MBVC into permanent housing by helping them obtain rental leases and household goods while accessing continued case management within the community. The grant funds will be used to create a veteran aid fund and hire a housing coordinator.