Putting Families First Event with Dennis Culhane 5/11/10

The Paul and & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation is pleased to invite you to a

“Putting Families First” Event

a presentation by Dennis P. Culhane of his paper “Ending Family Homelessness in Massachusetts”

The event will mark the official public unveiling of a major new “white paper” examining ways to stretch public resources and serve more homeless families.

Please RSVP to Ana Jimenez at ajimenez@ppffound.org or 617 482 5620, extension 224

Space for this event is limited.

May 11th, at St. Paul’s Cathedral – 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
at Sproat Hall, Noon to 1:30pm

For directions and information on the venue, call 617-482-5800, or visit them online at www.stpaulboston.org
Directions can be found at http://www.stpaulboston.org/maps.asp


Services for Homeless Teens Conference – 2010

3rd Annual Conference
A Series Designed to Share Resources & Strategies that Improve
the Lives of Children & Families

‘Impacting Service Delivery to Homeless Teens’

Harold Sparrow, Sr. V.P. YMCA Boston

Amy Abair, Asst Director, Clinical OperationsBridge Over Troubled Waters
Rev. June Cooper, Executive DirectorCity Mission Society of Boston
Brian Gonsalves, Dean, Student SupportBoston Day & Evening Academy
Courtney Mark Grey, Director of Trauma ServicesBoston Public Health Commission
John Roland High, CTS, EMDR, Level 2 — Author,
Spiritual Injuries, Assaults on the Soul
Marcelo Juica, Executive DirectorLatino After School Initiative
Daryl Wright, V.P., Career DevelopmentYouthBuild USA
Teen Visionaries Brookview House

April 30, 2010
8:30am – 4:30pm
Brookline Campus
43 Hawes Street – Brookline

www.BrookviewHouse.org or
Contact: Angela Veale
617-265-2965 x207

Brookview House, Inc., Wheelock College, Wheelock College School of Social Work and
Partners HealthCare

CHAPA 2010 Regional Meetings

CHAPA Spring 2010 Regional Meetings
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association invites its members and other interested residents to obtain the latest information on state and federal housing policy changes and to make suggestions for CHAPA’s priorities in 2011 and beyond.  We encourage participation from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Continue reading

Community Voice Mail Service for Homeless Individuals

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

This Weeks Right Resources Bulletin – One Family

This Week’s News from the ICHH Regional Networks and the Right Resources Bulletin Board
April 7, 2010

Innovation in the Spotlight:
Shelter Diversion in Metro West

The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) as the primary provider in the Metro West Network to End Homelessness has been providing diversion services at the Framingham /Milford offices DTA offices since August 2009.  When the shelter system transferred from DTA to DHCD in July SMOC engaged the new DHCD homeless coordinator in the Framingham office to see how they could work together and how SMOC could support the one homeless coordinator assigned to Framingham and Milford offices.  Even before ICHH resources were allocated to support co-located diversion, SMOC decided to place an experienced Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) worker in the DTA office to provide diversion and prevention services to families seeking shelter.

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Statewide SH/HIP Needs Assessment Survey for Health Imperatives

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 hedwards@healthimperatives.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 – Education Series

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 *