Community Based Housing One Bedroom Unit Available at Rose Hill Manor

There is a one bedroom, fully accessible, subsidized  Community Based Housing unit available at Rose Hill Manor in Billerica.

The unit is restricted to someone age 62 or older.

In addition the income limits are  $19, 500 or less for  one-person and $22,300 or less for a two-person household.

To be eligible the person must also meet the CBH criteria which is have a disability, not be a DDS or DMH client, be in an institution or at-risk of institutionalization.

To obtain an application please call Kim Rose at 978-362-2626.

Employment Opportunities at Community Teamwork, Inc

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Housing Consumer Education Center June Newsletter

Housing Consumer Education June 2012 Newsletter

Breaking Your lease

(From MassLegal Help)

If you have a written lease and you want to move out permanently, ask yourself 2 questions:  When is my lease supposed to end? When do I want to move out?

  1. Moving at the end of your lease:

A written lease must include the date your tenancy ends. If it does not include an end date, the lease is invalid. If your lease is valid and you plan to leave on the date it ends, you need to know if it is a ‘self-extending lease’.  A self-extending lease has an end date, but you still have to write to your landlord to end the lease. Your landlord can also write to you and end the lease. If neither writes, the lease does not end.  Typically a lease that is self-extending will say something like,’… this lease will continue in full force and effect after the above term from year to year unless the Lessor or the Lessee on or before the first day of the month in any year, gives to the other written notice of intention to terminate…’ Continue reading

RiverBoat FundRaiser Funds Go to to Work Immediately to Assist Lowell Fire Victims!

In recent weeks, here in the City of Lowell, there have been some pretty horrific fires which have displaced dozens of families. One fire displaced 18 families on First Blvd), while another fire displaced 9 families (Willow/Chestnut St).

The Lowell Fire Department did a fantastic job knocking down theses fires and all families affected got out of their homes safely. Here is a link to the Lowell Sun story for the Chestnut/Willow St fire.

The Red Cross and the City of Lowell have been phenomenal in providing immediate aid and shelter to all of the families affected by these fires.

The challenges for our families extend far beyond the days/evenings following these fires. That’s where staff at Community Teamwork’s – Housing Consumer Education Center really show their “stuff”.

As is often the case, client assistance funds are scarce and their use often dictated by the grantor or contract. When the First Blvd. fire occurred, we had few funding contracts in place that would have allowed us to re-house families.

That being said, this does NOT stop us from providing vital assistance and service to our neighbors in need.

In the days immediately following these fires, Community Teamwork  staff, working in tandem with the Red Cross were able to identify & connect with the affected families. Our families were either sleeping on cots at the Lowell Senior Center, staying with friends or family,  staying in motels and they had lost every last possession in the fire.

Our goal, here at Community Teamwork is to alleviate the above homeless conditions in the shortest time frame possible and this is how it was done….

  • Coordinate communication with landlords and ensure that families who were moving onto other housing units, were discharged from their current leases and rental agreements.
  • Ascertain what funds were being returned to our families from their landlords (deposits, last months rent).
  • Assistance with identifying new housing
  • School backpacks for the children
  • Communication with school social workers/guidance counselors
  • financial assistance with re-housing costs
  • Referrals to The Wish Project for emergency clothing items and furniture referrals once our families had found a new place to live

As I had stated above, we had very little in the way funds that would have allowed us to provide re-housing assistance to our families…until we held our Might Merrimack River Boat Queen fundraiser!

Community Teamwork’s Mighty Merrimack River Boat Queen fundraiser was a fantastic success due to the overwhelming generosity and kindness of Greater Lowell’s residents and businesses. Nearly 400 people packed the Lowell Memorial Auditorium to try their luck at Vegas style games and entertained by Mirage, a group of female impersonators who are based in New York City. All proceeds raised go toward homelessness prevention for our neighbors

Through the generosity of our community, we were able to provide VITAL assistance to many of the families affected by these fires. It was because of you that our neighbors were re-housed in a very short time frame so that now, these families may concentrate on the challenge of re-building their homes and their lives!

Webinar – Beyond VASH – Ending Veterans Homelessness

 

Save the Date:
Beyond VASH – Ending Veteran Homelessness

To accelerate progress towards the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by 2015, USICH is calling on communities to develop a Veteran-centric approach that uses available resources to help our Veterans.

USICH is hosting a webinar to share advice from successful comprehensive approaches that bring different resources together to improve housing and life outcomes for homeless Veterans. Panelists include USICH’s Barbara Poppe, VHA National Director of Homeless Programs Lisa Pape, and more.

 
Wednesday, May 23
3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT 

US Interagency Council on Housing & Homelessness Announcing New Field Staff

USICH is pleased to announce its new regional field staff team. The agency welcomes four new regional homeless coordinators: Michael DeVos, Matthew Doherty, Beverley Ebersold, and Amy Sawyer.
USICH’s regional homeless coordinators serve as principal representatives and points of contact for USICH in the field. These coordinators play instrumental roles in encouraging State and local coordination to achieve the four goals in Opening Doors. The regional coordinators will engage local and state officials, as well as other community stakeholders to apply proven strategic practices, maximize resources, and advance full implementation of Opening Doors’ strategies to reach national and community goals of preventing and ending homelessness. USICH’s regional coordinators are building upon the work by their predecessors in communities across the country.   Continue reading

Employment Opportunities at Boys & Girls Club of Lowell

Employment Opportunities at Boys & Girls Club of Lowell

Character & Leadership Development Program Director

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowellis seeking a dynamic and experienced youth development professional to lead our Good Character & Citizenship Program Area.

The Character & Leadership Development Program Director:

  • Supervises and works with part time staff and volunteers to plan, implement and evaluate  programs in our Games Room (ages 7-12) and Teen Room (13-18) that are fun and integrate team building, conflict resolution, educational games and social skills.
  • Works with all staff to engage youth at from age 7 to 18 in service projects, volunteerism, local and regional leadership opportunities and internal leadership groups including advising at least one teen leadership group.
  • Promotes and stimulates program participation, provides guidance and role modeling to members, ensures the safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the Club at all times.
  • Oversees proper record keeping and reporting.  Collaborates with community partners and represent Club at some community events.
  • Collaborates with other staff to develop and structure quality programs in overlapping areas. Works with all staff and volunteers when needed. May be required to drive Club vehicles and be available for regular evening and occasional weekend activities.

Requirements:

  • Four year degree in related field from an accredited college or university preferred, but relevant experience will be considered.
  • Two years experience participating in and coordinating similar programming, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, group leadership skills, demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities and the ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems, ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth, ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Summer Program Staff

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is seeking energetic, resourceful and fun staff to implement summer programs including athletics, recreation, art, outdoor games and technology. Pay is $8.00-9.00 per hour

Send your resumes to:

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Attn: Irena Sienko

657 Middlesex Street

Lowell, MA 01851-1410

opportunities@lbgc.org

Fax 978-453-9740

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Trauma Informed Care for Mothers & Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar 5/9/12

Trauma Informed Care for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Homelessness is a traumatic experience for young children who experience it. Many young mothers experiencing homelessness have also experienced trauma either in their own childhoods or more recently. Mothers’ Day is a time for us to celebrate mothers and their role raising children. Join USICH for a discussion of ways homeless services programs can use a trauma informed care model to serve mothers and their children better and help break through the cycle of trauma and homelessness.

Panelists will include USICH’s Executive Director Barbara Poppe and the Director of SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma Informed Care Joan Gillece

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