Compiled Minutes from the Western MA COVID-19 Task Force for Housing First

Several months ago, area legislators reached out to learn more about the emergency shelter needs for people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. The Network convened a meeting of area shelter providers and local leaders that has since grown to include many Western MA state legislators, municipal leaders and shelter and housing providers from the communities of: […]

Published in Western MA COVID-19 Task Force for Housing First on September 16, 2020.

Youth and Young Adult Services Committee Minutes – 8/12/20

In attendance:  Leslie Garcia, Springfield YAB, Pamela Ferguson, DDS, Lisa Goldsmith, Three County CoC, Kim Lee, MHA, Gerry McCaffferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC, Christine Palmieri, MHA, Jordana O’Connell, CHD, Nancy Pierce, Cutchins Program, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Phil Ringwood, DIAL/SELF, Jean Rogers, CHD, Heather Warner, SPIFFY, Dana White, True Colors Program UpdatesGandara Center (Emily): Transitional Housing (TH) and […]


Family Services Meeting Minutes – 8/11/20

In attendance: Barbara Agosto, NEFWC, Melissa Blissett, Square One, Tamicha Colon, WomanShelter, Anthia Elliot, BHN, Jessica King, VOC, Fran Lemay, ServiceNet, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Michelle Michaelian, BHN, Donna Nadeau, DHCD, Theresa Nicholson, CHD,  Rylee O’Brien, Baystate Pediatrics, Dorothy Prieto, Community Action Head Start, Ehra Rodriguez, WomanShelter, Jasmin Rojas, Way Finders, Anabel Rivera, BHN, […]

Published in Family Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on August 13, 2020.

Three County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 8/10/20

In attendance:  Keith Benoit, City of Northampton, Lynn Conway, Eliot Community Services, Sam Cunningham, ServiceNet, Trevor Dayton, Northampton Recovery Center, Shaundell Diaz, Stavros, Erin Forbush, ServiceNet, Jen Glover, Life Path, Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connections, John Hornik, Amherst Affordable Housing Trust/Affordable Housing Coalition, Laura Hudson, Positive Place, Michele LaFleur, Three County CoC, Jay Levy, Eliot […]

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

Hampden County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 7/28/20

In attendance: Lynn Conway, Eliot Services, Jen Glover, Life Path, Marvin Gonzalez, Eliot Services, Dave Havens, MHA, John Fisher, Way Finders, Sarah Hills, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Janice Humason, FOH/CSO, Nichole King, FOH/CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC,  Bill Miller, FOH/CSO, Van Ngueyn, Springfield DMH, Keith Rhone, FOH/CSO, Denise Rivera-Nunez, […]

Published in Individual Services Committee, Meeting Minutes on August 4, 2020.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/22/20

In attendance:  Daniel Bahls, CLA, Steve Connor, Veterans Services, Michele LaFleur, Three County CoC, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Pamela Schwartz, NetworkAnnouncements and Updates: Holyoke Veterans Office received City of Holyoke CDBG funds to help veteran families pay for funeral expenses for veterans who passed away from COVID-19 (primarily aimed at Holyoke Soldiers Home) SSVF […]

Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on July 24, 2020.

Career Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/21/20

In attendance: Irving Concepcion, Way Finders, Shannon Doran, Greenfield Community College, Anne Kandalis, Springfield Works, Paul Mattingly, Berkshire Community College, Justin Maynard, VA, Elena Nuciforo, Berkshire Community College, Judy Raper, Greenfield Community College, Cynthia Ray, MassHire Franklin Hampshire County, Konrad Rogowski, MassHire Springfield, Jasmin Rojas, Way Finders, Pamela Schwartz, Network. Rep. Aaron Vega Way Finders (Irving […]

Published in Career services, Meeting Minutes on July 24, 2020.

Youth and Young Adult Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/15/20

In attendance: Kim Borden, BCRHA, Emily English, Gandara Center, Pamela Ferguson, DDS, Leslie Garcia, YAB, Lisa Goldsmith, Community Action, Janice Humason, FOH/CSO, Jose Lopez-Figuero, STCC, Gerry McCafferty, Hampden County CoC/City of Springfield, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Stacy Parsons, North Adams Schools/DESE, Phil Ringwood, DIAL/SELF, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Teryl Smith, DDS, Jennifer Sunderland, Springfield Public […]


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