Family Services Committee Minutes
May 16, 2017

In attendance:  Jesus Arce, City of Springfield, Jane Banks, CHD, Shelly Benoit, BHN, Mirian Chavez, DTA-DV, Hillary Cronin, VA, Christine Zaskey  Cullen, Head Start, Jessica Jacobs, TPP, Fran Lemay, ServiceNet, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Freeman House, Yeisie Mateo, DCF, Michelle Michaelann, BHN, Donna Nadeau, DHCD, Kristin Peterson, YWCA, Jenni Pothier, TPP, Pamela Schwartz, Network, Janna Tetrault, Community Action, Janette Vigo, Way Finders

Senate Budget Update: Click here for the excel spreadsheet on how Network priorities fare in the Senate Ways and Means Budget.  We discussed next advocacy steps around amendments.

DHCD Update: We shared the big news of Deputy Undersecretary Rose Evans’ departure from DHCD (and her start at BHN in early June).  We acknowledged the big transition and all Rose has contributed to this effort.  We will wait to hear from DHCD about what and who is next!

Family Homelessness Resource Fair: We reviewed and tweaked the email announcement on the Fair (June 8, 9:30-noon, CHD, 69 Capitol Drive, West Springfield); we discussed the break-out sessions and we reviewed outreach. All systems are go!

Next meeting date: June 13 at 1 pm in Northampton.  Unusual afternoon time is due to scheduling conflict,

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