March and April 2022 Task Force and Meeting Minutes

March, 2022Western MA Task Force for Housing First – 3/10/22 (this was a meeting to share our FY23 budget priorities with our legislators with over 70 in attendance – no notes but for the budget priorities themselves!)Family Services Committee Meeting – 3/8/22Three County Individual Services Committee Meeting – 3/14/22Veterans Committee Meeting – 3/15/22Career Services Committee […]


January, 2022 Task Force and Meeting Minutes

Western MA COVID-19 Task Force Meeting Minutes– 1/13/22 Three County Individual Services Committee – 1/10/22Family Services Committee Meeting – 1/11/22Veterans Services Committee Meeting – 1/11/22Career Services Committee Meeting – 1/18/22


February 2021 Meeting Minutes

Western MA COVID-19 Task Force for Housing First – 2/18/21 Three County Individual Services Meeting – 2/8/21Family Services Committee Meeting – 2/9/21Hampden County Individual Services Committee Meeting – 2/16/21Career Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 2/24/21Veterans Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 2/25/21


September Meeting Minutes: Family Services (9/8/20; 3 County Individual Services (9/14/20); Career Services (9/15/20); Veterans Committee (9/17/20

Please find the following Committee meeting minutes below: Family Services Committee Minutes (9/8/20): Click hereThree County Individual Services Meeting Minutes (9/14/20): Click here Career Services Meeting Minutes (9/15/20): Click here


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.

Veterans Committee Minutes – 6/24/20

In attendance: Steve Connor, Veterans Services, Craig Deraway, Soldier On, Mike Hagmaier, Soldier On, Andrew Klatka, Eliot Services, Michele LaFleur, 3 County CoC, Jay Levy, Elliot Services, Jesus Pereira, Holyoke Veterans Services, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Sweetser-Owens, VA, Sue White, VA Program Updates: Soldier On: SSVF still available – emergency funds ends 7/31; pre-COVID-19 funding […]

Published in Meeting Minutes, Veterans Committee on June 26, 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.

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.

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