Seeking your input: Massachusetts Youth Count 2015

Massachusetts is conducting its second annual count of youth who are homeless or unstably housed.  The CoCs are coordinating the count, which will take place January 28–February 3, 2015.

It takes lots of contacts to reach youth throughout our region, especially since many youth do not access homeless service providers. To get to as many youth as possible, we need lots of partners.

Can you help us?

As a first step, please tell us what you know and what you might be willing to do. Start by filling out this survey, and then forward the survey to everyone you know who works with youth.

Also, if you are in Hampden County, connect with us for regular updates.  Visit our website and follow us on Twitter @HampdenYouth.

MHSA Annual Meeting to Honor Senator Rosenberg on December 2

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) has selected Senator Stan Rosenberg as an honoree at their 2014 Annual Meeting for his support of housing and programs assisting homeless men, women and children.  We share our pride and gratitude to the Senator!

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) cordially invites you to the
2014 MHSA Annual Meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PLACE: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 126 High St, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Please bring a photo ID to show at security.

TIME: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., light breakfast & networking;

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., award presentations & speeches

The MHSA Annual Meeting is a time for us to reflect on the successes of the past year and look ahead at next steps toward our mission to end homelessness.

Buy your tickets today!




Study to be Presented on Amherst Seasonal Homeless Shelter: 12/9, 7 pm

Present, Past, and Future of the Amherst Seasonal Homeless Shelter:
A Preliminary Report of the Amherst Housing and Sheltering Committee

Tuesday, December 9, 7 PM
Town Room in Town Hall

  1. What are the strengths, benefits, and challenges of the program design of the seasonal shelter?
  2. What are the threats to the sustainability of the shelter?
  3. What changes are needed to assure appropriate services and support to homeless individuals in Amherst?


Study Authors:

John Hornik, HSC Committee member
Sakshi Bhatnagar, University of Massachusetts
Grace Nash, Amherst College



Public Comments Invited