USICH – State Homeless Resource Maps

The US Interagency Council on Homelessness has released a State Homeless Resource Map. Simply click through this to this link and It will show you the Commonwealth of Massachusetts total homeless population, persons in families experiencing homelessness, Veterans experiencing homelessness, person experiencing chronic homelessness and rates of homelessness per 100,000 people.


Budget Buddies – Financial Coaching for Low Income Women

Budget Buddies seeks to improve the financial literacy and independence of low income women in the Greater Lowell area.  Their six month program combines workshops on budgeting, banking, credit and money values with one-on-one coaching.
After a comprehensive orientation, coaches and clients attend workshops together.  They meet between classes to complete exercises that address the client’s financial issues.  A coaching coordinator is available to connect clients with community resources, answer questions, and to lead monthly support groups for coaches.
Budget Buddies is looking for coaches.  You do not have to be a financial wizard.  All you need is the desire to help someone make the most of the money she has. Other volunteer opportunties exist as well. Continue reading

Community Teamwork’s First Time Home Buyer Classes

First-Time Homebuyer Certificate Course
Approved by
MassHousing, CHAPA, MHP
Presented by
Community Teamwork, Inc.
17 Kirk St., Lowell, MA 01852
Steps to Homeownership is a first-time homebuyer seminar. Graduates receive a certificate that makes them eligible to apply for Mass Housing low-interest mortgage loans, Mass Housing Partnership soft second program and down payment assistance programs in many Mass. cities and towns. Upon completion of the course, participants earn a certificate good for one year throughout the State. Continue reading

Employment Opportunity for Khmer Speaking Human Services Assistant

Human Services Assistant, A/B (Khmer Speaking)

Agency Name: Dept. of Transitional Assistance
Official Title: Human Services Assist (A/B)
Functional Title: Human Services Assistant, A/B (Khmer Speaking)
Occupational Group: Social Service
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $33,256.86 to $43,303.52 Annually Continue reading

Western MA Network to Host “Housing Sex Offenders Summit” on 2/1

Housing Sex Offenders Summit: 2/1

by Pamela Schwartz

Please see the invitation below to faith leaders and housing, health care and other non-profit providers to a “summit” on the challenges and possible solutions for housing sex offenders.  We have an excellent turn-out already and welcome others who are interested in attending.  Please RSVP to Pamela Schwartz at  Thank you!

Dear Friend:

The Western Massachusetts Network’s Committee on Housing Homeless Sex Offenders would like to invite you to join in a conversation regarding how best to preserve our public safety through stable, supportive housing for registered homeless sex offenders living in our communities. Continue reading