Lowell Transitional Living Center Downsizing???

Well…according to loopnet this is indeed the case.

Lowell Transitional Living Center currently rents this portion of their operations and owns another building along side their rented building, which houses their dorms that house homeless men and women.

Unfortunately, the portion that they rent, if sold, contains their kitchen, front desk and office spaces….we shall wait and see what comes.

Anyone interested in developing affordable Single Room Occupancy units?

For $1.2M you can!

US Dept. of Labor makes $30M Available for Programs Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders

Considering the dramatic increases in homelessness for young adults, particularly those who are ex-offenders, this grant opportunity is very timely

Department of Labor Makes $30M Available in Grants for Programs Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders: Deadline April 17, 2012

February 27, 2012

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has just made $30 million in grant funding available for Continue reading

Prescription for Lower Health Care Costs for Homeless? HOMES!

The article below really highlights the proven research through Home and Healthy for Good, that we as a regional network have been piloting in partnership with other regional networks and the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance. The cost of providing health care to homeless people should not fall under the category of Million Dollar Murray.

The FACT that health care costs have been shown to decrease by a whopping 60% (+) is astounding and makes business $ense.

Health care facilities in other regions of the state and around the country have recognized that their bottom line is directly impacted when they become a part of the solution. The solution helps to manage health care costs/shelter/emergency service costs (to taxpayers) and provides a much more humane manner in which we address homelessness.

for full article & video, click here

Mass. doctor’s prescription for homelessness

(CBS News)

The recession has left many Americans without a job and still more without a home. But it’s getting better. The Labor Department said Thursday the number of Americans Continue reading

Merrimack Valley Regional Network – Annual Conference – Save the Date 3/15/12

Save the Date

The Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness

Invites you to attend our

Annual Regional Conference

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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

9am to 10:30am

Diburro’s Function Facility

887 Boston Rd. Haverhill, MA

Light Refreshment to be Served

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Kristin Ross-Sitcawich

(978) 654-5617 or email kross@comteam.org

GED Classes & Employment/Training Workshops Offered at Community Teamwork

GED Classes

GED classes are being offered through the Division of Workforce Development in partnership with the Lowell Adult Education Center. 

If you have a clients or you yourself are seeking only GED classes, please  contact: Myriam Alexander-Kearns- 978-654-5722 or Yolande Pere- 978-654-5719.

Employment Training & GED Classes

For those who, in addition to GED classes, are looking for career advisory, employment and training services please attend our group appointments scheduled for every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Community Teamwork, 3rd fl. 155 Merrimack St. Lowell, MA

CTI – Housing Consumer Education Center – March 2012 Newlsetter

Housing: A Look Ahead at FY 2013

(From the Mass Coalition for the Homeless)

Gov Patrick has issued his FY 2013 budget which includes many provisions affecting CTI clients. While the governor’s budget will likely be changed during the course of finalization through the legislative process, it gives a clue as to what may be available for our clients. Continue reading

Center for Hope & Healing Community Workshops & Happenings

Center for Hope and Healing Community Workshops
March 2012
Become a Volunteer Rape crisis counselor. Attend our 36 hour training starting:
 March 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th & April 3rd,
5:30 – 9:00 PM, March 24th & 25th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Topics covered: Sexual Assault, Diversity, Counseling Theory & Practice, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Medical Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Suicide, Confidentiality, Self-care, Prevention, and much more.