Hampden County Individual Services Committee Minutes – 5/26/20

In attendance:  Grechar Aquino, FOH-CSO, Lynn Conway, Eliot Services, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Mark Goodwin, DMH, Mark Jachym, FOH-CSO, Nichole King, FOH/CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot, Jennifer Lucca, Samaratin Inn, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC, Bill Miller, FOH/CSO, Israel Ortiz, MHA, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Denise Rivera, FOH/CSO, Keith Rhone, FOH/CSO, Laura Robertson, Catholic Charities, […]

Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on May 29, 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 […]

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 […]


Family Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/12/20

In attendance: Joanna Berube, Horizons for Homeless Children, Tamicha Colon, WomanShelter, Hillary Cronin, VA HUD-VASH, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Jennifer Gonzalez, Holyoke Public Schools, Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connections, Anna Lavarreda, Safe Passage, Fran LeMay, ServiceNet/Greenfield Family Inn, Jane Lindfors, DTA-DV, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Yeisie Mateo, DCF, Michelle Michaelian, BHN, Donna Nadeau, DHCD, Lizzy […]

Published in Family Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on May 15, 2020.

3 County Individual Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/11/20

First: Please see this updated Individual Emergency Shelters During COVID-19. Also, please see the DHCD’s Bidders’ Conference Presentation on ESG funds ($16.4 million available statewide; no application deadline; applications are reviewed on a first-come first serve basis).  In attendance: Lee Anderson, Manna, Sam Cunningham, ServiceNet, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Erin Forbush, ServiceNet, Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connections, […]

Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on May 13, 2020.

Unemployment Benefits Application Assistance Offered!

Community Legal Aid is launching a new initiative to provide assistance for people applying for Unemployment Benefits who need help overcoming application barriers such as English language proficiency or lack of access to technology.  People seeking assistance can start the process by calling CLA at 1-855-252-5342 or applying for services online (www.communitylegal.org).  For more information, […]

Published in Career services, Resources on May 6, 2020.

New Veterans Resources/Housing Available

Please take note of these new resources for veterans: Supportive Services for Veteran Families(SSVF): New Funds AvailableThrough the federal CARES Act, Soldier On has received additional SSVF funding, which is available now under expanded eligibility criteria and for broader use due to the pandemic.  Assistance includes: temporary rental assistance; security deposit assistance, utility assistance and temporary emergency hotel/motel assistance.   […]

Published in Resources, Veterans Committee on April 30, 2020.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 4/23/20

In attendance:  Steve Connor, Veterans Services, Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Michele LaFleur, Three County CoC, Justin Maynard, VA, Brooke Murphy, Three County CoC, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetster-Owens, VA, Sue White, VA Updates:Soldier On is still taking applicants for their Pittsfield site (VA is requiring no new people at Leeds).  Can […]

Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on April 27, 2020.

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