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Community Evaluators needed for families experiencing homelessness

Please read below for this meaningful (and compensated) opportunity from the MA Dept. of Public Health: The MA Home Visiting Initiative and the Maternal Child Health Block Grant, both at the MA Department of Public Health, are undertaking a statewide Needs Assessment, facilitated by research partners Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER).   The overarching goal of …

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Network Letter in Support of Amherst Affordable Housing Development

The Valley Community Development Corporation is proposing to develop 28 supportive studio units of affordable housing in Amherst. Unfortunately, some residents of the neighborhood are organizing intensely in opposition. Below is the text of a letter the Network sent to the Amherst Town Council, FYI. The Town of Amherst is hosting a COMMUNITY FORUM: Monday, …

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The Network at Work: Providers and Legislators Gather in Partnership to End Homelessness

Yesterday, on June 10, 2019, close to 200 people gathered at Holyoke Community College for the Network’s 3rd annual Housing/Homelessness Resource Fair. Over 75 providers from across the four Western counties, along with state agencies, offered information and over 100 other providers arrived to collect it. The morning kicked off with a brief program welcoming …

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Community Health Investment Session: June 11, Northampton

An invitation from Mass. Department of Public Health:Are you working on racial justice to help improve health equity in your community?Is your organization concerned about how issues like poor housing or educationalopportunities are impacting the health of your family and friends?We want to hear from you! Western Region Meeting:Tuesday, June 115 pm – 7:30 pmSmith …

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150 Leaders Gathered to Combat Homelessness in Western Massachusetts

Over 150 leaders from across the four Western Massachusetts counties came together today to combat homelessness in the region and to learn from a newly released report by the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness. In a packed room at GreenfieldCommunity College, a dozen state legislators, including the five just elected from the Upper Pioneer …

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Registration OPEN for Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers – June 14

Above all, go to this Registration Form. Then read more and click on this flyer for printing and distribution! The 2nd Annual Western Massachusetts Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers Thursday, June 14 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (9 am for checking in and refreshments) Kittredge Center, Rooms 301-302 Holyoke Community College Come learn, share and exchange information and …

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NEW Network Individual and Veterans Services Meeting Structure

Following the Network evaluation process of the last few months, the Network, in collaboration with the Hampden County and Three County CoC’s, has decided to merge its Individual Services and Veterans Committee meetings with the ongoing CoC meetings in each sub-region. As a result, the next meetings will be as follows: Individual Services Hampden County …

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Art and History on SRO Housing: Friday, 3/9, Northampton

Single Room Occupancy:  Portraits and Stories from Northampton Lodging 1976 – 2016 Opening Reception | Friday, March 9th 5-8PM Arts Night Out Historic Northampton 46 Bridge Street Northampton, MA Northampton Lodging occupied an awkward place in town. Positioned just past Hampton Court, it marked the transition from the brightly lit storefronts, galleries, and restaurants of Main and …

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