Hampden County planning for the 2016 Massachusetts Youth Count

A planning group met this week to map out our strategy for the 2016 Massachusetts Youth Count, which will take place during the first two weeks of May. Our next meeting will take place Wednesday, April 20, 10 am at PACE, 91 School St., Springfield.  Please join if you want to participate in planning for the […]

Published in Hampden County CoC, Youth on April 15, 2016.

Springfield/Hampden County Funding Opportunities for Homeless Service Providers

There are several open funding opportunities for Springfield-Hampden County providers, as described below. Opportunities Related to the EOHHS RFR The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care, through its fiscal agency the City of Springfield, has released two Requests for Proposals, seeking organizations to carry out homelessness prevention/rapid rehousing activities. The CoC’s funding of these activities is […]


Homeless Youth Count – this week!

The homeless youth count is taking place this week.  if you are in Western Massachusetts and encounter youth who are homeless or doubled up, please ask them to take this survey, starting Jan. 29: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/massyouth

Published in Youth on January 27, 2015.

Help us prepare for the 2015 Youth Count

We need your input as we prepare for the 2015 Homeless/At-Risk Youth Count, which will take place the last week of January 2015. We know that homeless youth often try NOT to be found, which makes it difficult to get an accurate count and understanding of this population’s needs. Help us out by completing our […]


Seeking your input: Massachusetts Youth Count 2015

Massachusetts is conducting its second annual count of youth who are homeless or unstably housed.  The CoCs are coordinating the count, which will take place January 28–February 3, 2015. It takes lots of contacts to reach youth throughout our region, especially since many youth do not access homeless service providers. To get to as many youth […]


HUD’s Ann Oliva on Youth Homelessness

HUD’s Ann Oliva, Director of the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, sent this message out today about youth homelessness: This is one of the most important In Focus messages I think I will send out this year – on a topic that is both critical to our progress on ending homelessness and one that […]

Published in News, Youth on October 14, 2014.