Category Archives: Training

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

Understanding the ‘Cliff Effects’ – Conference in Boston, 3/31

Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effects
Event Start Date: March 31, 2016 – 10 a.m.
Event End Date: March 31, 2016 – 1 p.m.
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave #100, Boston, MA 02210

Register Now

The Center for Social Policy and Children’s HealthWatch invite you to the first event in a planned series: “Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effect.” This interactive gathering will focus on the “cliff effect” phenomenon many families in Massachusetts face when an increase in work earnings results in a reduction of subsidies for food, housing, childcare, and other essential benefits, leaving them worse off financially. The event will allow participants to identify major issues, consequences, policies, and to start generating potential solutions to the cliff effects.

Center for Social Policy, Children’s HealthWatch, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will present findings from our cliff effect research, while families who are directly impacted will share their experiences. Policy makers and administrators who will speak at the event will be named shortly.

Confirmed speakersJeff McCue, Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Commissioner; Ronald G. Marlow, Undersecretary for Workforce Development at Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD); David W. Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies; Ana Patricia Muñoz, Director of the Community Development Research and Communications at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Ruthie Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy at the Crittenton Women’s Union. Other policy makers and administrators who will speak at the event will be named shortly.

This event is sponsored by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Oak Foundation,and the On Solid Ground Coalition.