Category Archives: Training

Western MA Health Equity Summit – 11/18, UMass Amherst



Dear Colleagues,

I’m excited to announce the 2ND Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit will take place on FridayNovember 18, 20169-3pm. The Summit will bring together practitioners and community leaders from across our four counties. We’ll work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity in Western MA.

Hear from  the 10-member Coalition of Western MA Hospitals/Insurer regarding their 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and the Berkshire County Health Initiative.

Participate in networking and collaboration opportunities.

Hear about Data, Stories & Best Practices from communities in our 4 counties working on health equity issues.

Keynote: Rep. Aaron Vega (Holyoke)

To register: for more information. Low or no-cost transportation available.

If you have questions, please contact the UMass Amherst Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences: at (413)-545-2529, email:

We look forward to seeing you there!

New England Summit on Ending Youth Homelessness: November 18, Boston

Save the Date!

The New England Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness in partnership with the Liberty Mutual Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust invites you to attend:

A New England Summit on Ending Youth Homelessness
November 18, 2016 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Liberty Mutual Headquarters
175 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Featured speakers include
Rafael Lopez, Commissioner
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
and other national and state leaders working to end homelessness by 2020 

Make connections with federal, state, and local partners, community leaders, and other stakeholders committed to ending youth homelessness, and gain knowledge on policy, programs, and resources targeted towards ending youth homelessness.

Seating is limited. Registration information is forthcoming.

The New England Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness is supported by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ● U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ● Social Security Administration ● U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Education ● U.S. Department of Agriculture

For more information, please contact:

Three County CoC: Training on Veteran Homelessness

Please click here for the details on a Veteran Homelessness Training for Frontline Staff and Volunteers hosted by the Three County Veteran Homelessness Committee that will take place on:

Thursday, OCTOBER 20th
3:00 to 4:30 PM | Two choices of Location

Northampton Senior Center 67 Conz Street, Great Room Northampton, MA
Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority 1 Fenn Street, 3rd floor, Pittsfield MA

First come first serve to Three County staff and volunteers but if space permits, everyone is welcome!

Family Homelessness Forum: April 5, 3 pm, Springfield Sheraton

HAPHousing presents:

Services Matter:
How Housing and Services Can End Family Homelessness
A report and panel discussion by
The Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth

Join us for this leadership policy forum as we address the critical issues and opportunities around the need for housing and services to end family homelessness.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sheraton Springfield 3:00pm – 5:00pm
One Monarch Place, Springfield

Wine and cheese reception immediately following


Carmela J. DeCandia, Psy.D.
The Bassuk Center, Boston, MA

Christine Achre, MA, LPC
CEO, Primo Center for Women and Children, Chicago, IL

Alisa Thornton
Client Advocate, Doorways for Woman and Families, Arlington, VAMary E. Haskett, Ph.D.
Director, Family Studies Research Team
and Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, NC

MODERATOR: Lauren Voyer, Senior Vice President, Housing Support Services, HAPHousing
This forum is complimentary with limited seating — each agency
is invited to send two leaders from your organization.

RSVP by March 31, 2016
Jesuann Ortiz, or 413-233-1769