Our Network had the pleasure of meeting with Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray on Tuesday, August 24th at the Friends of the Homeless in Springfield. The Lt. Governor requested the meeting on the heels of other western Massachusetts events. Leadership council member Sylvia deHaas-Phillips of the United Way of Pioneer Valley generously stepped up to host […]
ICHH Director Liz Curtis sent along ICHH policy and practice recommendations concerning regional network and cross agency issues. From Liz’ email: These recommendations for action come from a variety of sources, including the Homeless Commission in 2008 and ICHH working groups over the last year or so. Many of these recommendations helped form the framework put forth […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Friday, The Daily Hampshire Gazette published a story on the Network’s grants: The services for families seek to provide families with the means to stay in their homes and, thus, keep them out of motels and shelters, which are already stretched to capacity, said Schwartz. The funds will primarily help families who are experiencing […]
The Republican covered the Network’s recent announcement of funding to agencies in the region. From the article: The effort to end homelessness in the region received another boost in funds this week, with the announcement of state grants totaling $899,870 shared by 11 local agencies. It marked the third major announcement of state and federal grant […]
Take note of the new blog masthead: welcome to our logo for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness! You can enjoy it here, as well as on our letterhead and other official business, but who’s to say bumper stickers and t-shirts won’t be the rage before long. The Network extends its heartfelt thanks […]
The ICHH has a new Director, Elizabeth Curtis. Elizabeth comes with a strong Housing First background based on her work as Senior Director of Community Impact at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Welcome! We look forward to working with you.