Updated Individual Emergency Shelter Information Available

Please see this updated summary of individual emergency shelter availability in the Western MA region. You can also find more resource information on our Need Help page.

Published in Resources on May 29, 2020.

You’re invited! Network to host DHCD Undersecretary and 20 State Legislators – 6/5

The Western MA Network to End Homelessness is pleased to invite you to: A Different Kind of Resource Fair: Building Strength and Connection with our State Leaders Friday, June 5, 2020 10:00–11:00 am via ZoomPlease register here.For the flyer click here. True to our times, we are adapting our Annual Resource Fair/Legislator Gathering scheduled for June 5 to the […]

Published in Resources on May 21, 2020.

Seeking Support for Displaced Holyoke Families (by Friday 5/22)

Please see this message from our Network partner Jeff Hayden of Holyoke Community College: As many of you might know two buildings were severely damaged by a storm over this past weekend.  This has impacted so many people and families.  The community is trying to help with supplies and support.  Friday is the final day for this […]

Published in Resources on May 21, 2020.

Northampton COVID-19 Shelter Update

Please see the City of Northampton’s press release announcing the closure of the temporary emergency shelter at Northampton High School on Saturday, May 23.  ServiceNet is overseeing the transition back to the existing shelter sites at Grove Street Shelter and the Cot Shelter.  Please stay tuned for contact information by early next week.  Also, please […]

Published in Resources on May 21, 2020.

Updated Eviction Moratorium Materials

Thanks to Mass Law Reform Institute for this updated information: Attorney General Office Advisory The Attorney General’s Office has put out an Advisory about the eviction moratorium. In light of reports of tenant harassment, please note the AGO consumer hotline, where tenants can file complaints about landlord harassment and/or violations of the moratorium. DHCD/EOHED regulations DHCD […]

Published in Advocacy, Resources on May 15, 2020.

FYI: COVID-19 Testing Sites in Western MA

A number of providers are now offering COVID-19 testing for western Massachusetts residents with COVID-19 symptoms.To get tested, a referral from your provider or an urgent care provider must be received to schedule a testing appointment. Current testing locations in Western MA include:ChicopeeMedExpress Urgent Care, 1505 Memorial Drive GreenfieldBaystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High Street […]

Published in Resources on May 11, 2020.

Unemployment Benefits Application Assistance Offered!

Community Legal Aid is launching a new initiative to provide assistance for people applying for Unemployment Benefits who need help overcoming application barriers such as English language proficiency or lack of access to technology.  People seeking assistance can start the process by calling CLA at 1-855-252-5342 or applying for services online (www.communitylegal.org).  For more information, […]

Published in Career services, Resources on May 6, 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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