Resource Directory – Updated 11/11/09

Click here for the latest version of the Network’s resource directory for homelessness-related services.  A newest addition includes referral to contact information for  school district liaisons to assist homeless children. Please email me with any updates, corrections or additions.  I will continually post updated versions as they become available. –Pamela Schwartz, Regional Coordinator, pschwartz77@gmail.com

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Published in News on November 11, 2009.

Family Services Committee Minutes – 11/10/09

First, I want to thank Sarah Slautterback of the Department of Education for taking the time to attend our meeting and share important information about her office’s work on behalf of homeless children.  We look forward to continuing this collaboration. Our next family services meeting will be Tuesday, December 8, 1-3 pm, at the Holyoke […]

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Published in Family Services Committee, News, Uncategorized on November 11, 2009.

The Globe on Budget Cuts to Homeless Shelters

On Saturday, November 7, in an article by David Abel, The Boston Globe reported: “Boston plans to eliminate nearly 20 percent of the beds at the city’s largest homeless shelter, the first time it has made such cuts.  Cape Cod’s largest shelter expects to end its day program, meaning dozens of people are likely to […]

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Published in News on November 9, 2009.

The Network’s Data Analyst Is Here!

I’m so pleased to announce that the Network hired Suzanne Smith to serve as our Data Analyst.  She comes with fantastic experience, commitment and readiness to help us organize our data and demonstrate our impact.  Welcome, Suzanne! Suzanne  offers 9  years of professional work in data collection, management and analysis, preceded by graduate training in […]

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Published in News on November 6, 2009.

Friends of the Homeless breaks ground on Homeless Resource Center

From the Republican:  Groundbreaking marks start of construction for $12.5 million homeless resource center on Worthington Street Photo by Mark M. Murray / The Republican By Peter Goonan November 06, 2009, 11:36AM SPRINGFIELD – Local and state officials and donors on Friday celebrated the start of construction of a $12.5 million homeless resource center on […]

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Published in Network, News, Press Coverage on November 6, 2009.

First Housing Court Collaboration A Success!

We were 45 strong yesterday at the Western Division Housing Court.  Thanks to Judge Fein and Judge Fields for making possible this important gathering of Housing Court staff, lawyers, and providers from across Hampden and Hampshire Counties. We will build on this momentum and meet again next month.  So please mark your calendars if you […]

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Published in News on November 6, 2009.

HPRP in Detroit, Oct. 7 News Report

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Published in News on November 5, 2009.

National Alliance to End Homelessness Hosts HPRP Discussion

Spotlight On… Alliance Hosts Virtual Discussion on HPRP Implementation On Thursday, November 12, the Alliance will host a Virtual Discussion on implementing the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). Starting at 10 am ET, staff from the Alliance, as well as some of our national partners, will be available throughout the day to respond […]

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Published in News on November 3, 2009.

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