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Preventing and Ending Homelessness Among Veterans

Thursday, October 4, 1PM to 4PM

(Optional Networking Time from Noon – 1PM)

 Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

1 Atwood Drive

Northampton, MA 01060

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Dear Colleagues,

The Steering Committee* charged with drafting the first statewide plan to prevent and end homelessness among veterans in Massachusetts invites you to provide your input about draft goals and strategies for the plan.

Please join us on the afternoon of October 4th from 1PM-4PM to participate in this conversation. There will be an optional networking hour from Noon to 1PM, prior to the meeting. Light lunch will be provided. This convening follows a similar event based in Eastern Massachusetts on June 7th, 2012.

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Steering Committee Members:

•      MA Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness

•       Liz Rogers, Executive Director

•       Laila Bernstein, Director of Data and Evaluation

•      U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs

•       Craig Coldwell, VA New England Mental Health Service Line Director

•       Kevin Casey, VA New England Network Homeless Coordinator

•      U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

•       Bob Shumeyko, CPD Director

•       Stephanie Harrington, CPD Representative

•      MA Department of Veterans’ Services

•       Secretary Coleman Nee

•       Claire Makrinikolas, Director of Housing and Outreach

•       Linn Torto, Housing Specialist

•      MA Department of Housing and Community Development

•       Arthur Jemison, Deputy Undersecretary

•       Steve Carvalho, Chief of Staff

•      Father Bill’s & MainSpring

•       John O’Brien, Senior Advisor

•      Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance

•       Joe Finn, Executive Director

•       Tom Brigham, Housing First Coordinator

•      Technical Assistance Collaborative

•       Jim Yates, Senior Associate

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