Category Archives: Secure Jobs Reports

You’re Invited: Career Services Workshop for Providers – Wed., Nov. 15, 2 pm, Holyoke

Please join us:
(and please click here for a printable flyer)

The Western MA Network to End Homelessness’ Secure Jobs Advisory Committee is pleased to offer this opportunity:

Career Services, Training and Education Resources
A workshop for providers serving people
at risk or experience homelessness

Wednesday, November 15
2:00 – 4:00 pm
CareerPoint, Paper City Room 3rd Floor
850 High Street, Holyoke

All providers (housing, education, health care, food insecurity, child care, etc.) and state and local agencies are welcome from across the 4 Western counties.

Come learn about:

  • what career services, job readiness, educational assistance and training opportunities are available
  • when and where a referral is appropriate
  • how to describe to your clients the skills they can gain, including career readiness, English language, internet use

Presenters include: BerkshireWorks, CareerPoint, Franklin Hampshire Career Center, FutureWorks, Way Finders’ Secure Jobs Program

Please RSVP to Pamela Schwartz, Network coordinator, at by November 10.

Secure Jobs Statewide Update – Western MA success!

The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, in conjunction with DHCD, just released this report on the impact of the Secure Jobs program statewide thus far this fiscal year.

Click here to see how our Western MA program, through the leadership of HAPHousing, is leading the way on job placements.  Congratulations to the fantastic collaboration!

Secure Jobs Year 2 – Statewide March Report

The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation is pleased to provide this update on the Secure Jobs – Year 2 program that links formerly homeless families to jobs.

In year 2, DHCD has contributed $1.5 million and The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation $1 million to deepen and expand this regional work. So far on year 2, we have a total of 272 individuals employed.

Please click below for more information on the Secure Jobs Fund & Vocational Training initiative or go to