CVM is a service offered by MHSA that provides voice mailboxes for clients, and has been a valuable asset to agencies that work with individuals who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness, or unemployed. Previously called Project Connect, CVM has been actively serving the Boston area since 1996. As of September 1, 2009, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance has taken on the role of local CVM host agency, and we are currently looking to expand the program to new participating agencies. Continue reading
The Statewide Homeless/HIV Integration Project (SH/HIP), a program of Health Imperatives is conducting a statewide online needs assessment survey. By completing this survey, you will help us to continue to develop the training, technical assistance, and resources you need to integrate HIV into your work with people who are experiencing homelessness. Your feedback is very important to us!
Please go online and submit your responses to this survey as soon as possible. The survey will be open on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will close on Friday, May 7, 2010.
Here is a link to the survey:
If you have any questions about this survey, or about the results of our previous needs assessments, please contact Helen Edwards, SH/HIP Evaluation Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 530-2770 ext. 228.
For more information on SH/HIP and our services, please visit our website at www.healthimperatives.org/shhip.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and sharing your insights and comments.
How to Land a Job in Tough Economic Times
To register call Gladys Santiago at 978-654-5080 ext 11.
April 21st 6-7:30pm
How to Land a Job during Hard Economic Times: You will learn vital tips to help you stand out from the rest of the crowd when applying for a job.
April 22nd 6-7:30pm
Money Management During Tough Economic Times: You will learn positive money management techniques on how to get your finances in order in these difficult economic times.
April 29th 6-7:30pm
Identity Theft: You will learn what identity theft is, how you report it, how you get your identity back, and ways to prevent becoming a victim.
* All workshops will be held on the 3rd Floor of
169 Merrimack Street in Lowell *
Update on Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
What we Learned
In order to meet the HEARTH Act’s legislative mandate, USICH adopted as a key value the importance of aggressively soliciting public engagement-at all levels-for the development of the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.
The process to create the Plan was designed to be transparent and provide multiple opportunities for input, feedback, and collaboration. USICH received unprecedented levels of public engagement. Regional stakeholders meetings were held in February and early March to engage leaders of regional and state interagency councils, as well as stakeholders from throughout the multi-state regions. Nearly 1,000 participants provided input in these meetings and over 7,700 people visited an online forum to share their ideas.
This is a summary of what USICH has learned from a host of regional stakeholder meetings, an online interactive forum, and listening sessions with federal workgroups.
If you have any additional comments beyond what you may have posted online or in one of the regional meetings, please email email@example.com.
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. . . to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.
The Merrimack Valley Regional Network
To End Homelessness
One Family Inc.
Merrimack Valley Regional Engagement Event
Join us as we update our elected officials, providers, and partners throughout the Merrimack Valley on the progress made through the Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness
Friday, April 30, 2010
9am – 10:30am
354 Merrimack St. Lawrence, MA 01843
Light Breakfast will be served
Special Guests include: Richard Walega, HUD Northeast Regional Director, Senator Steven A. Baddour, Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos, Senator Susan C. Tucker, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, Lowell City Manager Bernard F. Lynch, Methuen Mayor William M. Manzi, III & John Cleveland, Vice-President Innovation Network for Communities
Seating is limited so please RSVP by Wednesday April 21st to
Kristin Ross-Sitcawich, Regional Network Coordinator
(978) 459-0551 x326