The Network sponsored its First Annual Western Massachusetts Family Homelessness Resource Fair for providers with over 45 organizations from across the four Western counties participating in sharing their resources in support of families’ efforts to prevent and end homelessness. CHD generously sponsored the event, providing the space (and related support) for every sector of our region to come together: housing and shelter providers, domestic violence service providers, mental health and substance use treatment providers, child care, health care and youth providers, veterans services, employment services, secondary and higher education providers and state agencies.
Roughly 200 people attended the fair and its break-out information sessions on various topics related to ending homelessness. Rooms large and small buzzed with the energy of people connecting, learning and building relationships, all in service of our shared goal of bringing housing stability to families. It was an inspiring morning made of the Network’s mission to facilitate collaboration and coordination across our region to prevent and end homelessness.