MassCOSH: Reopening and Your Rights: A Bi-lingual Virtual Town Hall – 5/28

The MA Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is offering a Bi-Lingual Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, May 28, 5 pm. Go to: facebook.com/masscosh to register. See the flyer here.

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Published in Uncategorized on May 27, 2020.

Thank you to our Legislators for their Network Support!

The Steering Committee of the Western MA Network to End Homelessness is writing to express its appreciation to our Western MA legislators for their support of the Network’s sustainability as written in a recent letter to the MA Department of Housing and Community Development. Thanks to our incredible Western MA delegation of 20 signers (with […]

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Published in Advocacy on May 27, 2020.

LGBTQ+ Training Recording and Related Materials

On May 19, the Network sponsored a training on Enhancing on our Work with LGBTQ+ Individuals in Housing Crisis led by James Shultis. About 100 people attended over Zoom and the reviews were outstanding. The Zoom silver lining is we can share it with you here through this recording. Note the required password: 9D^?8d!e James […]

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Published in Training on May 22, 2020.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/21/20

In attendance:  Dan Bahls, Community Legal Aid, Steve Connor, Central Hampshire Veterans Services, Mike Hagmaier, SoldierOn, Michele LaFleur, Three County CoC, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetster-Owens, VA, Christy Torres, VOC, Sue White, VA Northampton COVID-19 expanded shelter to close 5/23 – discussion of two veterans with medical issues who are in […]

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Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on May 22, 2020.

Youth and Young Adult Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/20/20

In attendance:  Kim Borden, BCRHA, Lisa Goldsmith, Community Action, Rosemary Feidler, HCC, Charlie Knight, former consumer, Gerry McCafferty, Hampden CoC, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Stacy Parsons, North Adams School Liaison/DESE, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Jennifer Sunderland, Springfield Public Schools, Tyrese Tillman, CHD Hampden County CoC: HUD approved its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Plan.  Working on […]

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You’re invited! Network to host DHCD Undersecretary and 20 State Legislators – 6/5

The Western MA Network to End Homelessness is pleased to invite you to: A Different Kind of Resource Fair: Building Strength and Connection with our State Leaders Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00–11:00 am via ZoomPlease register here.For the flyer click here. True to our times, we are adapting our Annual Resource Fair/Legislator Gathering scheduled for June 5 to the […]

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Published in Resources on May 21, 2020.

Let’s do this together: A Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response – 5/26

Across our Network Committees, we are discussing the importance of maximizing federal and state resources to meet both immediate emergency needs and build the foundation for longer-term housing solutions. This webinar is an opportunity to lay a shared foundation together.  Let’s listen in and bring it back home!  A Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness ResponseTuesday, May […]

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Published in Training on May 21, 2020.

Anti-Displacement Virtual Town Hall – Friday, 5/22, 11:30 am

The Chelsea Collaborative is extending its invitation to all to its Anti-displacement Virtual Town Hall webinar this Friday, May 22 from 11:30 am – 12:30.  This webinar will be addressing concerns and questions related to housing and the eviction moratorium. Speakers include the Housing Court Chief Justice Sullivan, Housing Court Specialist Alex Valderrama, Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino, […]

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Published in Training on May 21, 2020.

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