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.

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.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 12/5/19

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 12/5/19In attendance: Daniel Bahls, Community Legal Aid, Craig Deraway, Soldier On,  Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Michele LaFleur, Community Action, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans, Allie Pierce-Wilson, VA HUD-VASH, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetster-Owens, VA-GPD, Christy Torres, VOC, Sue White, VA HUD-VASH  New veterans legal assistance resource:  Daniel Bahls of CLA announced […]

Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on December 13, 2019.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 9/26/19

In attendance: Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Justin Maynard, VA, Julie MacPhail, VA (social worker intern), Gerry McCafferty, Hampden CoC, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetster-Owens, VA GPD Updates:Kate Sweetster-Owens is shifting positions from HUD-VASH in Springfield to GPD based in Leeds. She will still be the point person for the Network/CoC and […]

Published in Uncategorized, Veterans Committee on October 15, 2019.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/18/19

In attendance: Steve Connor, Western/Central Veterans Services, Craig Deraway, Soldier On, Bryan Dixon, Veterans Inc., Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Justin Maynard, VA, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Keleigh Pereira, 3 County CoC/Community Action, Katherine Person, Veterans Inc., Pamela Schwartz, Network, Stephanie Shaw, Chicopee Veterans Services Kate Sweetster-Owens, VA Continuum Vouchers (reported by Gerry McCafferty via email)We […]

Published in Uncategorized, Veterans Committee on July 22, 2019.

Veterans Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/16/19

In attendance:  Steve Connor, Veterans Services, Craig Deraway, Soldier On, Bryan Dixon, Veterans, Inc., Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Phyllis Lutsky, VA, Justin Maynard, VA, Gerry McCafferty, Springfield-Hampden CoC, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Katherine Person, Veterans Inc., Pamela Schwartz, Network, Stephanie Shaw, Chicopee Veterans Services State Senate Budget Update:The Senate Ways and Means Committee released […]

Published in Uncategorized, Veterans Committee on May 17, 2019.

Veterans Committee Minutes – 3/14/19

In attendance: Steve Connor, Central Hampshire Veterans Services, Craig Deraway, Soldier On, Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Justin Maynard, VA, Gerry McCafferty, Hampden CoC, Emmanuel Owusu, Springfield veterans services, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke VSO, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Stephanie Shaw, Chicopee VSO, Kate Sweetseter-Owens, HUD-VASH, Susan White, VA, Ali Wilson-Pierce, HUD-VASH Racial Equity in Ending Homelessness training: Pamela reported […]

Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on March 19, 2019.

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