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 70 Bridge Street, Suite 201, c/o Larry Oaks
 Newton, MA 02458
[P] (617) 4314931
[F] (617) 789-5750
Kathryn Soderholm
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 26-2094084

LAST UPDATED: 03/22/2018
Organization DBA MHPI, Inc.
Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI)
Former Names Mental Health Programs, Inc. (1975)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

The Mission of MHPI is to provide housing and services that preserve the dignity of individuals and support successful living in the community.

Mission Statement

The Mission of MHPI is to provide housing and services that preserve the dignity of individuals and support successful living in the community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $542,975.00
Projected Expense $517,109.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. MHPI, Inc.
  • 2. Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI)

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Mission Statement

The Mission of MHPI is to provide housing and services that preserve the dignity of individuals and support successful living in the community.

Background Statement

MHPI was founded as Mental Health Programs, Inc. in 1975 to improve the lives of those being re-integrated into the community as a result of the deinstitutionalization movement. At that time, the majority of the organization's resources were spent on providing for the day-to-day needs of those diagnosed with mental illness and developmental disabilities. By the late 1970’s/early 1980’s, the urgent need for affordable housing for these very-low-income clients came into focus, and MHPI provided such housing at a number of sites throughout Metro Boston. In 1999, with the recognition that a broader segment of the population needed home-based supportive services, MHPI created Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI).

MHPI's evolution of the last 40 years highlights one of the organization's greatest strengths: a Board and management team that possess significant accumulated knowledge and experience (now over 125 years in total) in key specialized fields. The depth and breadth of this expertise enables MHPI to predict, evaluate and respond to political and economic trends with timely, cost-effective solutions that support the less fortunate members of society.

Today, MHPI owns and operates 15 subsidized rental housing facilities in eight towns that are home to 249 very low-income residents, particularly extremely low-income seniors and people with a history of homelessness, and provides supportive services to a great many of those tenants as well as to many other clients living independently in Greater Boston and central Massachusetts. In addition to providing help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) through the home-care program, specialized services are provided to clients with acquired brain injury (ABI).

MHPI staff work tirelessly to uncover innovative ways to collaborate with key decision-makers, funders, and human service providers in related fields to further the organization's mission. The organization as a whole firmly subscribes to the wisdom inherent in providing high-quality, home-based, long-term care so that people can remain safely at home and within their communities as they age in place. This not only improves quality of life, but significantly lessens the financial burden of facility-based long-term care borne by families and governmental entities. 

Impact Statement

The overall goal of MHPI and RSSI is to provide housing and support to enable our residents and clients to live in their own homes and within their own communities, the least restricted environment, as long as possible. Our residents and clients include low-income seniors, those with mental health diagnoses or other disabilities, the newly housed, and those in recovery/rehabilitation. We primarily provide housing in low-income areas, such as Roxbury, Dorchester, and Chelsea. The full list of services that we provide includes social work, community interaction, housekeeping, assistance with running errands, transportation, and anything else required. MHPI is able to provide service-enriched, community-based housing for less than half the cost of a private facility. 

Needs Statement

1. Build MHPI's capacity to meet anticipated future demand for programs and supportive services for the elderly, disabled, and people who have experienced homelessness who are aging in place in their community.

2. Upgrade Information Technology systems. It is imperative that we transition to more advanced IT systems and procedures to sustain growth and continued success.

CEO Statement

As the new President and CEO of MHPI it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to an organization with a rich history of providing some of the finest housing and service programs anywhere in New England.   Our Board of Trustees and staff are dedicated to our mission, and our programs reflect their commitment to equity, excellence and compassion.

The history of MHPI traces back forty years to a time when Massachusetts communities were calling for humane alternatives to institutionalization and isolation; MHPI answered that call, opening its first supportive housing community for individuals suffering from mental illness in Boston in 1978.

Today MHPI continues to respond to the need for safe, affordable service-enriched housing; we offer twelve programs across Massachusetts which provide homes and person-centered services to individuals living with behavioral health conditions, extremely low- income seniors, people suffering from traumatic brain injuries and individuals with a history of homelessness.

Despite our efforts too many people living with disabilities continue to face barriers to opportunity. So our work must continue and it must expand. Over the next five years I am committed to re-doubling our efforts to provide access to supportive housing and programs to even greater numbers of people in need across our region.

We invite you to join us. With your support together we will continue to deliver hope and support to our neighbors in need in the years to come.


Larry Oaks

Board Chair Statement

Dear Friends,

As I write to you, MHPI is well into its 43rd year developing and maintaining high-quality, subsidized rental housing and providing essential supportive services for elderly and/or disabled clients and tenants. Through ever-changing economic, housing, and human service environments, the organization fulfills its mission with poise and skill.

MHPI maintains 15 housing developments for very-low-income elders and persons with disabilities in Greater Boston and central Massachusetts. Currently, we provide housing for 249 tenants in MHPI-owned and maintained facilities. In response to the urgent need for personal care services for elderly and disabled people living in our communities, we are strategically expanding and enhancing our support services program, Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI). We currently serve over 70 clients in Greater Boston.

The home-based supports we provide for elderly and/or disabled people focus on our clients' medical well-being and safety as they age in place, as well as on their day-to-day quality of life and connection to community. Together, our home health aides, certified nursing assistants, registered nurses, and social workers, operating under physician’s orders, work as a team to address each clients' individuals needs. We are proud of our growing reputation as a trusted and respected provider in the home care arena, and many of our current strategic goals are focused on building the capacity of our organization to meet this need in the community.

We are and will continue to be highly proactive with regard to current and proposed cuts in federal and state funding that affect both our housing programs and health-related services. Under the leadership of Larry Oaks, our new CEO and President, and the entire management team, MHPI has once again capably and confidently focused its energies on finding solutions to funding challenges that enable the organization to not only survive, but to thrive.

A board's role is to think strategically and provide direction and guidance to the organization. It is gratifying and speaks volumes to the success of MHPI that we work with such highly qualified, committed staff at all levels of the organization. Our four senior managers have extensive collective experience in their respective areas of expertise and responsibility.

I encourage you to take the time to review all the great work our organization has done and will continue to do, supporting the lives of those less fortunate who are living in the community. 


Jeanne M. McHallam

Chairman of the Board

Geographic Area Served

MHPI owns and operates high-quality subsidized rental housing for poor and low-income elderly and disabled tenants in Beverly, Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Spencer. We provide essential home-based supportive services for poor and low-income clients in those towns as well as numerous other towns in the Greater Boston area and central Massachusetts. 

Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Senior Citizens' Housing, Retirement Communities
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Residential Mental Health Treatment
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1. MHPI, Inc.

MHPI provides affordable rental housing for very-low-income elderly and/or disabled clients. MHPI currently owns and operates 15 facilities in eight towns in Great Boston and Central Massachusetts, serving 249 tenants. Tenants in MHPI housing have access to home-based supportive services offered by our service division, Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI). All MHPI facilities are subsidized by HUD Section 202 and Section 911 funding.
Budget  --
Category  Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  MHPI tenants enjoy safe, pleasant living facilities that are well-maintained by trained staff. MHPI facilities offer on-site care coordination, opportunities for interaction with other tenants, and connection to the outside community, including intergenerational programs, health screenings, a lending library, and much more.
Program Long-Term Success  MHPI affordable rental housing facilities prevent homelessness among the poor and low-income elderly and/or disabled, populations which are particularly vulnerable to entering into homelessness and experiencing physical and/or mental crises. MHPI relieves significant financial burden on governmental entities for the ongoing housing and care of this population.
Program Success Monitored By  Full occupany of our facilities is one measure of our program success. The health and well-being of our tenants is another. All facilities are monitored in numerous ways by MHPI department staff, including Facilities, Finance, Supportive Service and Sr. Executive Management staff. The financial viability of this program is monitored closely by our Board, President/CEO, CFO and related staff.
Examples of Program Success 
Consistently full occupancy of facilities.
Reduced hospitalization among tenants. 

2. Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI)

RSSI provides home-based supportive services to primarily very low-income elderly and/or disabled clients in MHPI-owned and operated housing as well as to clients living independently throughout Greater Boston and central Massachusetts. We serve low-income elders/disabled who are eligible for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and Elder Services Plan (ESP), as well as to those elders/disabled who fall through the cracks of these programs due to ineligiblity. RSSI staff, including Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides, work with a client's health care team to develop a plan of coordinated care and deliver a flexible array of services, including case management and assistance with activities of daily living, to meet each client's unique needs. RSSI is an integral part of each client's continuum of care, enabling them to successfully age in place.
Budget  --
Category  Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term successes include ensuring the daily health and safety of the clients we serve, and providing for their immediate supportive services needs.
Program Long-Term Success  RSSI services enable elderly and/or disabled individuals the opportunity to age in place with improved health outcomes and dignity. Ongoing case management, medical care coordination, and help with activities of daily living provides clients with the support they need to maintain health and vitality for longer periods of time as they age, improving quality of life and health outcomes.
Program Success Monitored By  We track the success of RSSI through reporting systems that include staff reports for each client visit, program tracking spreadsheets, client surveys, coordination with client's healthcare provider, and financial success indicators.
Examples of Program Success 
Decreased hospitalization rate of Group Adult Foster Care clients.
Increased satisfaction with living independently, as reported by clients themselves.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Larry Oaks
CEO Term Start Jan 2018
CEO Email
CEO Experience Larry Oaks is a community development professional with over 20 years of experience in the areas of affordable housing finance and supportive housing development and operations. He studied public administration at the Harriman School of Management and Policy at Stony Brook University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. During the first twelve years of his career, Larry held a series of leadership positions at Housing & Services, Inc., a non-profit developer of supportive housing in New York City, ultimately serving as the organization’s Executive Director. He then served as Sr. Project Manager with the Boston-based, for-profit affordable housing developer Peabody Properties, where he spearheaded a successful development effort that led to the creation of five new supportive housing developments for individuals and families in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He then returned to New York as Vice President for Housing at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), followed by several years with CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) as first the director of their New England program, where he oversaw lending, training, technical assistance and systems change work throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and later as the Eastern Region Managing Director.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Sheldon D Bycoff May 1976 Dec 2017

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Christopher Andrews Finance Manager --
Ms. Susan Horner Senior Property Manager --
Mr. Paul Lemieux Senior Vice President of Operations Paul Lemieux has been working at MHPI in a variety of roles since 2002. He brings a diverse background of over 30 years of accounting and finance experience gathered through a variety of business environments. Having worked in both privately and publicly owned companies, Paul has developed and implemented systems (both manual and automated) that have enhanced operations, streamlined processes and improved bottom-line results. Paul came to MHPI from Energy Retailers, Inc where he served as Senior Accountant. From 2001 to 2002. From 1993 to 2001 he served as Controller for ABB Optical, Inc. Prior to this, Paul was the Director of Information Technology for Big & Tall Shoppes of America, and Controller for TJ Clark Advertising and Arnold Worldwide Advertising.
Ms. Alice Rose Vice President and Administrator of Service-Enriched Housing Alice Rose has extensive experience in health care in hospitals, home health care, skilled nursing facilities and housing for seniors. She is a Master’s prepared Registered Nurse, is Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, having completed her post-Master’s studies at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and holds her Nursing Home Administrator license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alice’s career has included clinical work, administration in hospitals, home health, and a continuing care retirement community setting.


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Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 23
Number of Part Time Staff 48
Number of Volunteers 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 68%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 32
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 30
Hispanic/Latino: 8
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 45
Male: 27
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Jeanne M. McHallam
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term July 2015 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Joyce Gair Retired Psychiatric Nurse Voting
Mr. Newton Levee Retired, Attorney Voting
Mr. Robert S. Manasse Business Consultant, Renewable Energy Voting
Ms. Jeanne M. McHallam Retired Director of Multifamily Housing, HUD Boston Voting
Mr. Cliff Robinson Retired, DMH Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $1,699,603 $1,936,020 $2,130,947
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $1,699,603 $1,936,020 $2,130,947
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $466,713 $980,850 $527,356
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $2 --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $12,191 $16,011 $57,305

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $2,176,762 $2,089,011 $1,702,955
Administration Expense $582,748 $866,974 $1,179,695
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.79 0.99 0.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 71% 59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $1,738,493 $1,725,042 $1,345,937
Current Assets $1,733,359 $1,717,643 $1,336,273
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $1,842,812 $1,245,404 $844,473
Total Net Assets $-104,319 $479,638 $501,464

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.94 1.38 1.58

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

MHPI, Inc. serves as the parent organization for 12 affiliated non-profit organizations (Mental Health Programs, Inc.- I through XII, and Residential Support Services, Inc. (RSSI)) each having its own tax identification number. Audited financials, 990's, Form PC's, and annual reports are filed for each of these organizations. MHPI I - XII are HUD-subsidized properties, and thus all funds related to these properties are restricted. MHPI, Inc. is comprised of administrative revenues and expenses, which are unrestricted corporate earnings. The revenues and expenses associated with RSSI are also unrestricted. Current Year Projected Revenue and Expenses shown above are for MHPI, Inc. only.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per both the Renaissance Social Services Inc. (RSSI Inc.) audits and the MHPI Inc. audits. MHPI is a nonprofit and RSSI is an affiliated organization. Please find the separate 990s and audits for both entities posted above. MHPI and RSSI are the primary sources of gifts and grants to the 12 affiliated separate nonprofit housing developments.


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