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.

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.

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