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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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With great sadness: State Representative Peter Kocot

I am so terribly sorry to share the news that First Hampshire District’s State Representative Peter Kocot died yesterday after an illness. The article in today’s Daily Hampshire Gazette captures the statewide sentiment about this man of tremendous conviction, intelligence and passion to serve. Representative Kocot’s commitment to social and economic justice also specifically included …

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EOHHS announces Consortium and Youth Services Funding Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EOHHS Announces $1.9 Million in Statewide Grants to Address Housing Instability BOSTON – The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) announced today it awarded $865,000 in funding to create eight regional consortiums to provide crisis interventions services to families and individuals facing acute housing instability across the Commonwealth. An additional …

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MHSA honors Jerry Ray…Make plans to attend!

The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) invites you to our 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston Join us as we celebrate our honorees’ outstanding contributions to ending homelessness! 2016 Honorees Jerry Ray of Mental …

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MA Selected as 1 of 10 States for Job-Driven SNAP Employment and Training

 Please see the press release below from the USDA announcing Massachusetts’ selection to participate in employment and training program for SNAP recipients.  This additional job development resource is also great news for homelessness prevention efforts. WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 10 states have been selected to take part …

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