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Plan ahead for tax season with Community Action's VITA Program. VITA helps taxpayers with lower income maximize their tax refund and reduce their taxes due. Taxes are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers, and then filed electronically. VITA services are offered from February through April. Eligibility info and DETAILS HERE.

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Measuring Poverty in Massachusetts

The US Census shows that Massachusetts is one of eleven states where the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) is higher that the original poverty index. The SPM takes into account more incomes sources and expenditures.


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Last week's favorite click? Event: Housing as a Human Right
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Record 2021 giving program

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PeoplesBank announced a new record for 2021 community giving program with contributions over $1.315M million dollars. Read more about 2021 and their plans for 2022 here.

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Listening to Children and Families in Court on March 2, 2022 - Info is HERE.

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COVID Testing for

Child Care Providers

Massachusetts EEC announces free testing for child care providers to keep children in care. DETAILS HERE


Housing Navigator Massachusetts

Feb 22nd @10am

Training session on using their affordable housing search tool for service providers. Details and REGISTER HERE.


What we're reading...

Spotlight on Poverty: More than 25% of transgender adults are food insecure

Mass Nonprofit News: Blue Cross Blue Shield grant for health and racial justice goes to Pioneer Valley Workers Center

Tech Soup: 50% discounts on Zoom subscriptions for registered nonprofits are available

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Safe Passage: Community Engagement Coordinator

Collaborative: Human Resources Generalist

United Cerebral Palsy: Agency with Choice (N'ton)

Community Legal Aid: Housing Law Attorney (N'ton)

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Feb 01: Greater Northampton Chamber COVID Sick Leave

Feb 02, 09, and 16: Brazelton Touchpoints Navigating Challenging Conversations

Feb 03: Human Service Forum Supervisory Skills Series Begins

Feb 03: Commonwealth Corps Site Partner RFPs Due

Feb 03: Hampshire HOPE Overdose Prevention Sites

Feb 08: Human Service Forum Speaking for Large Crowds

Feb 08: Candid Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact

Feb 08: COSA in February: Homelessness and Housing Assistance

Feb 10: United Way of the Franklin and Hampshire Region SKI UNITED

Feb 10: SPIFFY CATCH My Breath Nicotine Vaping Prevention

Feb 22: Human Service Forum Speaking for Small Groups

Feb 22: Housing Navigator Massachusetts Online Training

Mar 08: COSA in March: Details coming soon!

Mar 22: Human Service Forum Breakfast with Secretary Marylou Sudders


Amherst College

Center for

Community Engagement

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Board of Health

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18 Degrees

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Roger Anderson

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Central Hampshire

Veterans' Services

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Safe Passage

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State Senator

Jo Comerford

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The Literacy Project

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A Positive Place

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Friends of Children

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Survival Center

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Community Legal Aid

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United Way of the Franklin and Hampshire Region

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Cooley Dickinson

Health Care

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State Representative

Mindy Domb

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Jo Landers

Business Services

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Northwestern District Attorney

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The Sojourner Truth School


SPIFFY Coalition

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Cancer Connection

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for Educational Services

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Forbes Library

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United Cerebral Palsy

of Western MA

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Way Finders

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Western MA Network

to End Homelessness

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Tapestry Health

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Behavioral Health Network

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Northampton Recovery


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Catherine Hodes

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The United Arc

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