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ACTION ALERT TODAY! Contact Your US Rep and Senators!

Apologies for the late in the day notice but it’s NOT too late! (And until you read a headline that Congress passed a bill it’s STILL not too late!). I am writing to bring this national action to your attention as it will directly impact our region’s efforts to respond to the housing and homelessness …

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Published on March 23, 2020.

Three County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 1/13; next meeting date 2/10

In attendance: Marissa Abel, CHD, Jaylin Abreu, CHD, Diana Canales, CHD, Sam Cunningham, ServiceNet, Erin Forbush, ServiceNet, Andy Klatka, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS-Homeless Services, Kevin Noonan, Craig’s Doors, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Shapiro, DMH, Chris Zabik, DMH Coordinated Entry Update:  Meetings ongoing.  Work is continuing on Millers Falls’ units – hoping for 7-9 …

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Published on January 31, 2020.

Career Services Committee Minutes – 11/5/19

Career Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 11/5/19In attendance:  Shawntsi Baret, Springfield Works, Iliana Caez, MassHire Springfield, Bud Delphin, MassHire Holyoke,  Kermit Dunkelberg, HCC, Lisa Goldsmith, Community Action, Anne Kandilis, Springfield Works, Kathryn Kirby, MassHire HCWB, Lisa Lapierre, Community Action, Maegan Pedemonti, Way Finders, Justin Maynard, VA, Eneida Molina, Springfield Works, Tiffany Munford, MassHire Hampden County …

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Published on November 13, 2019.

Hampden County Individual Services Meeting – 10/8/19

In attendance: Grechar Aquino, FOH-CSO, Jessica Dorman, Mercy Medical, Fina Full-Kay, City of Springfield, John Fisher, Way Finders, Dave Havens, Mental Health Association, Sarah Hills, Eliot CHS, Janice Humason, FOH-CSO, Mark Jachym, FOH/CSO, Nichole King – FOH-CSO, Jay Levy, Eliot CHS, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical, Christina Ruest, FOH/CSO, Denise …

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Published on October 15, 2019.

Family Services Committee Meeting Minutes – 10/8/19

In attendance: Hillary Cronin, VA, Dawn DiStefano, SquareOne, Lisa Goldsmith, Community Action, Michele LaFleur, 3 County CoC, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Yeisie Mateo, DCF, Gerry McCafferty, City of Springfield/Hampden CoC, Rylee O’Brien, Baystate Pediatrics, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Chad Surber, Baystate Pediatrics HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP):Hampden County CoC …

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Published on October 15, 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 …

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Published on October 15, 2019.

3 County Individual Services Meeting Minutes – 9/23/19

In attendance: Elizabeth Bienz, ServiceNet, Erin Forbush, ServiceNet, Michele LaFleur, Three County CoC, Jay Levy, Eliot Services, Luis Martinez, CHD, Katie Miernecki, Earl Miller, DMH, ServiceNet, Brooke Murphy, 3 County CoC, Lizzy Ortiz, Mercy Medical Center, Keleigh Pereira, Community Action/CoC, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Kate Shapiro, Network, Hayley Wood, Easthampton Council on Aging, Chris Zabik, DMH …

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Published on October 15, 2019.

The FY20 Conference Committee Budget: Good news!

Yesterday, the House and Senate voted to adopt the Conference Committee’s proposed FY20 budget. A resounding THANK YOU to our fabulous Western MA delegation for their leadership in making this budget possible. It contains significant steps forward in our mission to prevent and end homelessness, including many Network priorities: Mass Rental Voucher Program: an increase to $110 …

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Published on July 23, 2019.
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