News updates: what’s happening with homelessness in Western Massachusetts
PITTSFIELD — As snow approached Thursday, those who manage the Barton’s Crossing shelter prepared for a busy night of checking in guests and keeping peace in the building’s mazelike corridors.
Shortly after a Friday discussion over how to end homelessness in western Massachusetts, two of the most influential policymakers in the room succinctly put how that goal can be achieved — by “one bite at a time.”
A new report says progress is being made on reducing homelessness in the four counties of western Massachusetts.
The Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness has assembled a group to address the consequences of living in poverty.
HOLYOKE — The more than 200 people who attended a homelessness resources fair Thursday morning left the program with a Rolodex of resources and energy to continue the mission to help those in need, said Pamela Schwartz, director of the Western MA Network to End Homelessness.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette published an editorial this morning that featured the Western MA Opening Doors Plan to End Homelessness. The editorial – Attack on area homelessness will include more than veterans – was written in the context of Northampton Mayor Narkewicz joining the Mayors’ Challenge to End Homelessness (thank you Mayor Narkewicz!). The Gazette […]
The snow stopped long enough for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness to bring together almost 20 state legislators, 6 mayors, Administration officials, business partners, our funders and over 100 Network partners to celebrate our Secure Jobs program. Thank you to everyone who made this celebration possible! We also launched our new Secure Jobs […]
When Governor-Elect Baker visited Holyoke last week, he met with Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Holyoke Representative Aaron Vega and they addressed the topic of family homelessness. Representative Vega, a member of our Secure Jobs Advisory Committee, seized the opportunity to bring our Secure Jobs program to the Governor-Elect’s attention as a core solution. That […]