Last Friday, June 4, 226 of us from across the Network gathered in a shared Call for Action to prevent and end homelessness in Western Massachusetts. Our state legislators, our mayors, our PARTNERS from across every sector and every county got inspired together to “make the decisions” necessary to end homelessness.

You can collect on this inspiration, too.

Below is the video link with pointers to the “highest fuel” sources (15 minutes total), so you can share in this experience of hopeful, personal and powerful messages from our presenters, including our own region’s leaders.

WMNEH Call to Action 6/4/21 video here
Passcode:  Y@ThqA9t

  • Marc Dones, Keynote –  at minute 9:03
  • Earl Miller, Director of Recovery, MA Dept of Mental Health  – at minute 35:40
  • Rose Webster-Smith, Director, Springfield No One Leaves – at minute 39:40

Of course if time permits please watch it all: you will learn so much in the excellent presentations by Keleigh Pereira, Three County Continuum of Care Director, Keith Fairey, CEO of Way Finders, Alvina Brevard of DHCD and Representative Bud Williams and a special video presentation by Secretary Mary Lou Sudders. If time is too short for viewing, see the slides here, and you’ll get the information shared and the immediate action required.

And NOW is the time to contact our legislators to urge them to pass an extension of Chapter 257 and CDC protections – GO HERE to learn more and ACT.

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