Category Archives: Training

Save the Date (June 14!) and Survey on Resource Fair to End Homelessness

The Second Annual Resource Fair will take place on Thursday, June 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Holyoke Community College, the Kittredge Center, Room 301-303.  This Fair is designed for providers to learn about available resources and support services across every sub-population to help prevent and end homelessness among the people they serve.  As planning gets underway, the Resource Fair Planning Group seeks your input to help make this Fair as useful as possible to you.

Thank you for completing the survey by Friday, March 9 if possible.

You can find the survey here.

Thanks again!


Webinar: Human Services to Address Housing Instability – March 7, 3-3:30 pm

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse will hold a webinar:

Beyond Housing Policy: Human Service Policies to Address Housing Instability
Wednesday, March 7, 2 pm – 3:30 pm.

This webinar will focus on how social services, specifically the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), child support, and ex-offender reentry programs can potentially reduce housing instability among low-income and vulnerable populations.

Click here to register!


Spring Trainings on How Work can Impact Public Benefits

Please see below from UMassMedical and Work Without Limits:

The Nuts & Bolts of SSI & SSDI, Public Health Insurance & Other Public Benefits

Training Description:
This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. This training also includes an extensive review of the work incentives associated with each benefit and how they can be leveraged to assist individuals with disabilities to transition into employment or increase earnings without jeopardizing benefits.

This training has been approved for 10.5 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) CE hours!

Target Audience:
Employment providers; case managers and rehabilitation counselors. Participants should attend both days to gain a firm understanding.

Date & Location:

  • 03/06/18 – 03/07/18; Shrewsbury, MA
  • 04/03/18 – 04/04/18; Hyannis, MA
  • 04/18/18 – 04/19/18; Pittsfield, MA
  • 05/09/18 – 05/10/18; Dedham, MA

Training Times:
Day 1 – 08:30AM – 04:00PM
Day 2 – 08:30AM – 12:30PM

Registration Information:
Class size is limited to 30 participants. Cost per person is $250.
Breakfast will be provided. Attendees are responsible for lunch.

 If you have questions, contact Brian Forsythe at (508) 856-2513