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The Public Health Institute of Western MA is the technical assistance provider for the COVID Community Impact Survey (CCIS) for Western MA. The CCIS has a wealth of data related to housing, employment. healthcare, intimate partner violence, substance use, youth, mental health, and more. We have already received several requests for data analysis to help inform practices, policies, advocacy efforts, and other actions.

Learn more here and send us a data request.

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Hampshire HOPE

Program Coordinator

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An update from the recent HHS/DPH briefing on the formula shortage: Right now, if you have constituents who are unable to access formula, the best place to send them is their local WIC site. Flyers with info in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole are available along with more information HERE


Leadership Change at UWFH

The United Way of the Franklin and Hampshire Region has announced that Executive Director John Bidwell will be leaving the organization on June 30, 2022. In a press release, the UWFH writes: "we are appointing Geoff Naunheim, who currently serves as Director of Community Investment, as Interim Executive Director. Geoff is an integral member of the United Way team; there is no one who knows our partner agencies better and we are pleased to have Geoff’s experience during this interim period." DETAILS HERE 

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Community Action Info Session

June 23

Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV) is the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Franklin and Hampshire counties.

CAPV has developed a training that will give you a great overview of the 40+ programs they run and how they work to LIFT and KEEP people out of poverty. More INFO HERE

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The U.S. Census Bureau released more results from its 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES), showing population undercounts and overcounts by state and the District of Columbia. The PES estimated that counts for 36 states and the District of Columbia did not have a statistically significant undercount or overcount in the 2020 Census and that there were undercounts in six states and overcounts in eight, including Massachusetts. Read more about what this means HERE.

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Three County CoC

Fair Housing 101 Workshop June 23

Everyone deserves equal access to safe and affordable housing. Unfortunately, even after the passing of the 1962 Fair Housing Act many people still experience housing discrimination. This workshop will provide an overview of federal and state fair housing laws, and how they join together to create an overall pattern of protection. REGISTER

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Recovery Supportive Workplace Series Begins May 25

The Northampton Health Department and Hampshire HOPE are partnering with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce to present a series of three interactive virtual programs to learn about Recovery Supportive Workplaces. Employers and employees are invited to attend one, two or all three of the presentations.  


1. Weds May 25, 12 – 1: Key Features of Recovery Supportive Workplace. 

2. Weds, June 8, 12 – 1: Building the Culture: First Steps to Building Recovery Supportive Workplaces. 

3. Weds, June 22, 12 - 1: How to Talk With Employees About Your Concerns About Their Substance Use. 


To register: https://www.hampshirehope.org/

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SafePlan Advocate (Orange)

Crisis Line and Direct Services Advocate

Bilingual Counselor Position

Crisis Line Medical Advocate

Community Action

Leadership Development Specialist

Hampshire HOPE

Program Coordinator

DART Coordinator

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May 24: Human Service Forum Advanced Employment Law 

May 24: Affordable Connectivity Program ACP Helper Training 

May 24: The United Arc Supporting Parents with I/DD 

May 25: Human Service Forum Community Builder Event

May 25: Hampshire HOPE Recovery Supportive Workplace Series Begins

May 26: Friends of Children First Boston Gala 

May 26: Human Service Forum Decision Making Proactive & Reactive Management

May 26 Mass OEE Student Financial Education Webinar 

Jun 01: Brazelton Touchpoints Strengths Based Family Engagement Series Begins

Jun 02: Human Service Forum Supervisory Skills Course Begins

Jun 03: Affordable Connectivity Program ACP Helper Training 

Jun 07: Amherst Mobile Market Season 

Jun 14: Human Service Forum Crisis Intervention Teams 

Jun 16: Greater Northampton Chamber Annual Meeting - Save the Date! 

Jun 23: Three County CoC Fair Housing 101 Workshop

Jun 24: Public Health Institute of Western MA Tobacco, Slavery, and Health 

COSA says Thank You!

to our new and returning members for 2021-2022.


Amherst College

Center for

Community Engagement

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Hampshire HOPE

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Center for New Americans

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Valley Community Development

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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

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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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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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Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County

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Center for Human Development


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

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Family Outreach of Amherst

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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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Cooley Dickinson

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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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Deborah Neubauer

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Community Foundation

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Community Action Pioneer Valley

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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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Amherst Survival Center

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Grow Food Northampton

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18 Degrees

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