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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

Successful Housing First training

Thank you to all organizers, presenters and attendees at our Housing First training on October 16.  We heard great stuff about our local successes, advice for improving our work, and inspiration from Connecticut and Portland, Oregon.  Over the next weeks, we’ll post presentations from the training, as well as a survey seeking your ideas about future training events the Network and CoCs can bring to our region.