On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Western MA Network to End Homelessness convened its second annual Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers. Congratulations to all for a tremendous success! And you can read about it here in the Springfield Republican.
Over 200 people attended from across all four Western counties; 60 organizations from every sector of our community shared information and resources available to assist in preventing and ending homelessness. 8 workshops were offered (twice!), facilitated in partnership by over 20 Network partners, on topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to EA/HomeBASE to domestic violence, youth homelessness and more.
The shared commitment and energy among the hundreds in the room was palpable (and fear not, we already know how we will create more room to move next year) . The determination to connect, to learn, to maximize every opportunity to prevent and end homelessness among the people of Western Massachusetts brought our entire community that much closer to our goal. Buoyed by comradeship and knowledge, we will continue the work.