Category Archives: Resources

Amherst One-Stop Resource Center Open!

Amherst  Community Connections has opened a One-Stop Resource Center.

Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8 am – 11 am
121 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst (next to the Downtown Post Office)

Services:

  • Free food, free use of computer, printer copier, telephone and free bus passes for those eligible
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff (one-on-one service)
  • Assistance with housing, employment, food stamps, cell phone application, legal services and more

For appointment, contact ACC 413-345-0737 or ACCinAmherst@gmail.com

The service is free and confidential. Income eligibility may apply.

Click here for the flyer.

RFR Notice for Establishing Local Consortiums to Provide Crisis Intervention Services to Those Facing Acute Housing Instability

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) intends to post a Request for Responses (RFR) for Establishing Local Consortiums to Provide Crisis Intervention Services to Those Facing Acute Housing Instability, including homeless youth.  The notice of intent can be found on Commbuys at https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=BD-16-1039-EHS01-EHS02-00000006625&external=true&parentUrl=bid  The RFR will be posted no later than December 31st.

Please share this information with your provider network and those agencies that are working with homeless youth.  Please also watch Commbuys for the RFR which will be posted in the next eight days.

 

 

Job Postings

Providence Ministries

Part-time (second shift) Resident Advocate for male shelter.

Duties include:

  • Greeting visitors & potential residents and ascertains their needs
  • Answering the phone; making proper referrals
  • Oversees cleanliness & security of the house
  • Distributes/stores clean laundry
  • Under the supervision of the Shelter Manager, teaches residents proper care for their person & surroundings in order to enhance their self-image
  • Assists in the recreational activities of the residents
  • Maintains a log of activities during each shift
  • Other related duties

QUALIFICATIONS

High School graduation or equivalent required. Ability to relate to people necessary. Skill in common sense application of general instructions to specific problems required.

Bi-lingual encouraged to apply.  SUBMIT COVER LETTER & RESUME:

PMN, Inc.
P.O. Box 6269
Holyoke, MA 01041
PMN3@comcast.net

HAPHousing

Community Engagement Coordinator (to work in Springfield including on public health initiative)

HAPHousing™ is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to promote the revitalization of target neighborhoods in Springfield and to collaborate in launching a public health initiative in the Old Hill neighborhood. The Coordinator will provide expertise, resources, leadership, and assistance in developing and implementing neighborhood revitalization plans and in nurturing resident engagement and leadership.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, be bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and be motivated to support leadership development and engage with community members to improve their neighborhoods.  Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant subject matter such as social services, community development or public health; minimum of 3 years of experience in relevant field is required. Two years of management experience and bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.  Wage $18.88 – $22.65/hr  depending on education and experience plus excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to HR@haphousing.org  or Human Resources, 322 Main St, Springfield MA 01105.  Please reference job number CBE01 in subject line and cover letter. Resumes accepted until position is filled.

HAPHousing is an Equal Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, handicap, veteran status or national origin.

Community Engagement Manager (to work in new Holyoke office)

HAPHousing™ is seeking a Community Engagement Manager to work with residents to promote the revitalization of target neighborhoods and to manage a Holyoke satellite office that will expand and enhance HAPHousing services in Holyoke. The Manager will work with staff from several departments to offer comprehensive services to Holyoke residents. Working with an Advisory Board and community members, the Manager will provide expertise, resources, leadership, and assistance in developing and implementing neighborhood revitalization plans and in nurturing resident engagement and leadership.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, be bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and be motivated to foster collaboration among program staff to offer a range of services to Holyoke residents and to engage with community members to improve their neighborhoods.  Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant subject matter such as social services, community development or planning; minimum of 3 years’ experience and minimum 2 years management experience and Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) required.  Salary between $44,589 – $55,736 depending on education and experience plus excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to HR@haphousing.org  or Human Resources, 322 Main St, Springfield MA 01105.  Please reference job number CBE02 in subject line and cover letter. Resumes accepted until position is filled.

HAPHousing is an Equal Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, handicap, veteran status or national origin.