Hampden County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 7/16/19

In attendance: Pedro Alvarez, Tapestry, Grechar Aquino, FOH/CSO, Jessica Dorman, Mercy/Trinity Health,  Fina Fulla-Kay, City of Springfield, Sarah Hills, Eliot CHS, Janice Humason, FOH/CSO, Mark Jachym, FOH/CSO, Nichole King, FOH/CSO, Todd Koniezhny, Next Step Springfield, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS, John Maillet, DMH, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/CoC, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Denise Rivera-Nunez, FOH/CSO, …

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A big day on Beacon Hill for the Network’s legislative agenda

I am pleased to provide an update on the Network’s legislative activity that culminated in hearings on Beacon Hill yesterday regarding 5 of the Network’s legislative priorities:  Right to counsel for tenants facing eviction proceedings Eviction sealing (HOMES Act) Reducing cliff effects (access to necessary state data and a pilot program); and  Act of Living …

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Homes for Families Envisioning Day: August 15

Please see Homes for Families invitation below: REGISTER BY AUGUST 6th FOR VISIONING DAY 2019 We are excited to open up registration for Visioning Day 2019 when families and providers come together in partnership to articulate our priorities for the coming year. Strong family participation is absolutely vital! We invite families overcoming homelessness and family …

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Family Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/9/19

In attendance: Hillary Cronin, VA, Anthia Elliott, BHN, Kelli Kefalas, NEFWC, Fran Lemay, ServiceNet, Andrea Marion, Valley Opportunity Council, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Michelle Michaelian, BHN, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical, Marisabel Perez, CHD, Kim Saveny, Hilltown Community Health Center, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Janna Tetrault, Community Action, Lauren Voyer, Way Finders, Shelter system RFP update: …

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New Resource Directory for Hampshire/Franklin/Quabbin!

Community Action Pioneer Valley is pleased to announce: The Look4Help Public Resource Directory has LAUNCHED! We want you to check it out and help us spread the word about it! Please go to www.look4help.org on your smart phone, tablet, or computer to check out this fabulous, free, easy-to-use source of information about MANY community resources in Franklin …

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Webinar 7/16: Advancing Health Equity through Housing Law and Policy

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Register today for our next webinar to explore the influence housing laws and policies can have on health in urban and rural communities. Experts from The Network for Public Health Law will provide an introduction to public health law and policy, and explain how laws and policies related to gentrification, …

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TODAY: Join National Tweetstorm or Comment to Keep Families Together

Please see this action alert below from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Whether it’s a tweet or submitting a comment, it will take only a minute and we have until the deadline of TOMORROW, July 9, to be heard! From NLICH: Thanks to your efforts, over 10,000 comments have been submitted in response to …

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