We need your input as we prepare for the 2015 Homeless/At-Risk Youth Count, which will take place the last week of January 2015. We know that homeless youth often try NOT to be found, which makes it difficult to get an accurate count and understanding of this population’s needs.
Help us out by completing our survey, and sharing the survey broadly, so that we hear from many people who connect with youth. Click below to take the short survey:
Our Network’s own Jane Banks, program director of Center for Human Development, received an award from the statewide advocacy group Homes for Families at a ceremony yesterday in Worcester for Inspiring Leadership in her work for homeless families in the Western region.
You can read more about it here in the article that appeared yesterday in the Greenfield Recorder.
On behalf of the Network, we share our pride and appreciation for Jane’s tremendous work over 16 years. Congratulations, Jane!
At the Networks’ October 16 Housing First training, we were fortunate to have Dr. Wayne Centrone, from the Center for Social Innovation and the t3 Institute, give a presentation on Harm Reduction and Housing First.
Click here to view the slides from Dr. Centrone’s presentation (note, this is a large file; please be patient while waiting for download).
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.