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


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.

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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

Elder Peer Services Now Offered at Community Teamwork!

Elder Peer Services

Community Teamwork Inc. announces a new service to elders in our community!

  • Are you seeking Affordable Housing? 
  • Do you require an accommodation in your home to live safely?
  • Are you at risk of homelessness?
  • Are you seeking resources in the community?
  • Are you experiencing financial difficulty?
  • Do you require legal assistance?
  • Do you need assistance with transportation?

The Elder Peer Specialist provides specialized information and referrals to Elders and their families in a welcoming and confidential manner. Community Teamwork’s Elder Peer Specialist will work in conjunction with you and other agencies to obtain the services you need . These services is specially designed for individuals 55 and older.

There is no need to schedule an appointment. The Elder Peer Specialist is available the following days and times:

          Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 

9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon

          Community Teamwork Inc. Resource Center,

17 Kirk Street Lowell, MA 01852

          Phone Mary Donnelly at 978-654-5681 or email