Community Engagement Committee Meeting Minutes: 10/20/09

Minutes for 10/20/09 meeting In Attendance: Father Stan Aksamit, Jane Banks, Andrew Baker, Martin Chaisson, Steve Como, Sylvia de Haas-Phillips,  John Klenakis, Gerry McCafferty, Andrew Morehouse, Pamela Schwartz, Lynne Wallace Regrets:  Paul Bailey, Bob Fleischner, David Gadaire, Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Jane Sanders Decisions made: We will meet monthly.  Stay tuned for a separate email regarding […]

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Published in Community Engagement, News, Uncategorized on October 21, 2009.

WMIC Meeting Minutes – 10/16/09

On Friday, October 16, the Western Mass. Interagency Council (WMIC) met. Attendees included:  Elizabeth Sullivan, Chair, Western MA DMH Area Director, Frances Bernier, CareerPoint, Ben Cluff, DPH BSAS, Clare Deucher, Statewide HIV/Homeless Liaison DDS, Paul Fitzsimons, DCF,  David Gadair, CareerPoint, Jay Levy, ELIOT CHS Homeless Services, David Modzelewski, DMH, Timothy Ploof, MRC, James Reis, HAP, […]

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Published in News, Uncategorized on October 20, 2009.

One Family: Triage Training Webinar

This morning One Family hosted a Triage Training Webinar with Molly Rampe and Dave Davis from the YWCA and Community Shelter Board in Columbus Ohio.   This slideshow includes their power point presentation and their intake and triage forms.  (You’ll need Flash Player 9 or above to see the slideshow.  If you don’t have it, click Triage […]

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Published in Best Practices, ICHH on October 19, 2009.

Friends of the Homeless: Groundbreaking Date

SAVE THE DATE! Please join Friends of the Homeless to celebrate the groundbreaking for our new homeless resource center and Worthington Street shelter and housing renovation project. Friday, November 6, 2009 10:30 a.m. 769 Worthington Street Springfield, MA  01105 For more information contact: Kathy Tobin Director of Development Tel. 413-732-3069 ext. 113

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Published in News on October 19, 2009.

Quarterly Report to ICHH

Today, the Network submitted its second quarterly report to ICHH, summarizing its progress from July through September, 2009.  Links to the submitted documents are provided below. In summary, over these last three months: The Network awarded a total of $889,000 in  funds to 11 provider agencies across the region.  The contracts are signed, the funds […]

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Published in News on October 15, 2009.

Advocacy opportunity to protect state housing funding

A message from Jeff Naylor of Homes for  Families: The creation of next years state budget (FY2011), which is now beginning, will be a difficult process, especially for affordable housing programs and other programs that assist our families. Properly funding these programs depends on sufficient state revenue. The FY2010 process was not pleasant, and FY […]

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Published in News on October 15, 2009.

Exciting report from another network: shelter diversion works

One Family reports early results from ICHH funding: With its 3-month-old family diversion program now well underway, the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA) has fundamentally changed the way at-risk families interact with and receive support from the state. The debut of the new family diversion program empowers families with a voice in determining their immediate […]

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Published in Best Practices, ICHH on October 14, 2009.

Family Services Guidelines; Meeting Minutes 10/13/09

We had 16  people in the room yesterday, including state agency representatives and providers, many of whom were not ICHH funded, but all of whom serve at-risk or homeless families.  The Network is growing and the potential for impact grows with it. Before I provide minutes below, I want to flag a few things: Next […]

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Published in Family Services Committee, News, Uncategorized on October 14, 2009.

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