Resources for Non EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement


Resources for Non-EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement

Interfaith Hospitality Network








508-315-3170 Continue reading

Housing Education Works! Check Out Our Site Reorg.


For those that frequently visit the Merrimack Valley Regional Network Blog, you may/or may not have noticed that we have reduced the number of “pages” which are located at the top of the blog. While these pages may have been eliminated, they have been recreated as flyers that you the viewer may download and print for your own or another’s use.

The CTI Housing Consumer Education Center provides information and referral resources across 41 communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. Our territory covers Greater Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, North Shore and Cape Ann. The single most effective tool for us to distribute our housing education materials is through the use of this blog.

The flyers are located to the right hand side of the screen under “Housing Education Flyers” and PLEASE, if there is a topic that you are interested in and do not see listed, please let us know so that we can make that available to you. Chances are someone else is experiencing a similar challenge.

Housing Education Flyers Continue reading

Keys to Ending Homeless Conference ~ Seniors ~ Guest Speakers Include Steve Grossman & Aaron Gornstein

Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference Series

Conference 8: Seniors

Friday, April 12, 2013

City of Lowell

University of Massachusetts Inn & Conference Center

50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

Keynote Speaker

Steven Grossman

Treasurer and Receiver General

Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Aaron Gornstein


Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

For registration information, contact Linda King @ 978.674-4252 x 1428

Beaver Brook Homeless Camp Update – One by One They Are and Will be Housed…

Many of you have graciously taken the time to read our posts about the unsheltered homeless men and women in the City of Lowell.

Our first post on the Beaver Brook Homeless camp may be read here and “revisited” here.

We met some very special people as we started this journey and wanted to update you as to progress. YES, there is progress… Continue reading

Merrimack Valley Regional Network Meeting Minutes 12/17/12

Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness

December 17, 2012 – Meeting Minutes

Community Action, Inc. Haverhill, MA

In attendance: Kristin Ross-Sitcawich (CTI), Sue Fink (City of Lawrence), Jim Barnes (City of Lawrence), Patty Bergin (CHC), Anna Sonak (Jeannie Gieger), Molly Froelich (IHR), Steve Wilkins (Commonwealth land Trust), Laura Tomaszuzuk (DCF), Odilis Catalina (DCF), Bob Gould (CAI)

Network Updates:

  1. Network Update from Partners

City of Lawrence – Reporting that they are in the midst of the McKinney/NOFA application process. Continue reading

Merrimack Valley Network Blog – Check In

Many thanks to all who have taken the time to follow and read up on the Merrimack Valley Regional Network Blog since its inception 3 years ago. We love the fact that you follow us and give us an audience!

If you are new to us or have seen our articles in the past, please take a moment to check back in on the Merrimack Valley Regional Network Blog. It is chock full of information from different initiatives throughout the Community Teamwork, partnering agencies across the Merrimack Valley region, the community, policy related items, housing workshop schedules, resource guides and tons of quick links that are invaluable for the great work you all do each day for those we serve.

As always, if you have an item that you would like distributed, please do forward to me at and I would be happy to post for you throughout the Network.

You can easily sign yourself up to follow the blog in the upper right hand corner and regulate the frequency of email notifications you receive (daily notifications to weekly digests).

Also, if you are a “twitter-er”, you can follow can follow the CTI/HCEC here


Home for the Holidays – Rehousing 98 Families By Years End!


Home for the Holidays – Rehousing 98 Families by Years End

Here at Community Teamwork , we are in the process of a a massive project of re-housing 98 families from emergency family shelters and emergency motel shelters.

As you might assume, it takes a village…..we are seeking donations to help our homeless families set up a new household. This is a great neighborhood association, Girl/Boy Scout Troop, Interfaith project. Help a little and it helps ALOT!

This project is a partnership between Community Teamwork, Inc and The Wish Project of Lowell. The most ideal situation, particularly with furniture donations would be for donors to bring their items directly to The Wish Project 1A Foundry St. Lowell, MA. However, as noted below, we as an agency can arrange on a limited basis, pick up of furniture donations, a capacity that The Wish Project does not have.

We need YOUR Help!

Below are some of the items most in demand.
. Couches
. Love Seats
. Lamps
. Kitchen Table with chairs
. Dishes
. Silver Ware
. Pots and Pans
. Bureaus
. Shower Rods and
Shower Rings
. New Towels
. New Sheets
. New Blankets
. New Pillows
All donations are tax deductible.
Pick-ups may be available
Call Jessica at 978-654-5813
or email Jessica at


phone into Community Teamwork’s main phone at (978) 459-0551

Community Teamwork – Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at Community Teamwork, Inc. For more info, click here

Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher Non-Exempt Full-Time
Early HeadStart Home Visitor Non-Exempt Full-Time
Budget Coordinator Exempt Full-Time
Financial Literacy Coordinator Non-Exempt Full-Time
HomeBASE Case Manager Non-Exempt Full-Time
Custodian Non-Exempt Full and Part-Time positions available Continue reading

The Bag Lady Generation – The New Face of Homelessness – Revisited

This post was originally posted on 10/10/10 here on the Merrimack Valley Homeless Network blog.  This past week, at the Lowell Continuum of Care meeting, the topic of women in their mid-to-late 50’s and the fact that they are an increasing statistic in our shelters, came up. With that, I felt it important to bring this article forward once again as we consider policy and funding directives for our homeless population.


I found this blog post at a couple of weeks back and found it fascinating and had meant to post it then, but am doing so now, following a discussion I had with my mother and aunt this morning about the women of their generation; the stay-at-home Mom vs. the bust- through- the- glass ceiling – career woman with children. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Scattered Sites Case Manager – Community Teamwork, Inc

Case Manager Position

Domestic Violence Scattered Sites Transitional Apartment Program

CTI Summary

Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of families? Community Teamwork Inc. is a private non-profit organization with over 400 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.

In addition to fully utilizing your skills CTI offers opportunities for continued professional development and career growth.  Great teams, a competitive salary and well above average benefits including a generous contribution to employee 401k plans make CTI a highly regarded employer

The Position

The Scattered Sites Transitional Apartment Program (SSTAP) offers a safe haven to victims of domestic violence by providing temporary transitional housing and resources. The goal of the program is for the families to gain self- sufficiency and move on to permanent housing Continue reading