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Northampton Recovery has a new home

The Northampton Recovery Center has a new home in downtown Northampton at 25 Armory Street. Check out this video tour of their bright and airy space. There's more room for groups, a full kitchen, private consultation space, art, and staff areas as well. Keep an eye on their Facebook for Zoom info and program updates as they complete this exciting transition.

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Northampton Recovery Center video tour
Last week's favorite click? UMass Reopening Plans for Fall 2021
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Cooley Dickinson's new CEO

Lynnette M. Watkins, MD, MBA, will become the next president and chief executive officer of Cooley Dickinson Health Care. She will begin September 27, 2021. An ophthalmologist by training and a widely respected health care administrator, Dr. Watkins comes from the Baptist Health System/Tenet Healthcare -Texas Group. Read more about this news HERE. Welcome!


Amplifier.org is offering a stunning variety of posters, screen savers, and Zoom backgrounds to encourage the global vaccination campaign. Check out their incredible collection of multilingual materials including the manual alphabet (shown above left)! These are free downloads and if you have the opportunity, you can also donate to support their work. ART COLLECTION HERE.

Identifying Racism in Food Insecurity

Stunning interactive maps from Feeding America Research let viewers drill down to county level. Individuals experience food insecurity within the context of their community and broader environment. These maps examine the interplay of resources and the role of racism in food insecurity, driven by lack of money and other critical resources such as housing.



Three County CoC Annual Meeting

The Three County Continuum of Care will hold its annual meeting on September 23. Join the CoC for a review of the year's accomplishments, report on racial equity work, a lived experience of homelessness panel, effects of the pandemic, plus landlord engagement and more.

REGISTER for Sep 23 @ 1PM-2:30PM

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FCC Federal Broadband Assistance CONSUMER ALERT: Fraudulent websites are attempting to collect data. Only register with the OFFICIAL FCC website GetEmergencyBroadband.

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National Low Income Housing Coalition: Supreme Court invalidates eviction moratorium and many renters are at risk.


WWLP: Local organization honors International Overdose Awareness Day.

Note: Northampton Overdose Vigil has been postponed. New date TBA.

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COSA invites its members to nominate a direct service worker or a volunteer for our annual awards. The awards are presented to honor someone who works or volunteers in Hampshire County for an area human services provider and/or a local community program. DETAILS and NOMINATION FORM HERE.

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Executive Director

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Community Action Pioneer Valley

Check out the latest job postings here.

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Safe Passage

Development Coordinator, Shelter Advocate, First Contact


18 Degrees

FT and PT opportunities available.

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CHD Center for Human Development

FT and PT opportunities available.

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Aug 31: Public Health Western MA COVID and Delta Variant Webinar

Aug 31: Hampshire HOPE Recovery Supportive Workplace

Sep 09: Human Service Forum Executive Leadership Roundtable

Sep 14: COSA-UWFH Call - Details TBA Soon!

Sep 15: Human Service Forum Extreme Email Makeover

Sep 23: Three County CoC Annual Meeting

Sep 25: Cooley Dickinson & VNA Hospice Meadows Run

Sep 26: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Will Bike 4 Food

Sep 28: Human Service Forum Time and Attention Management

Oct 15: SAVE THE DATE for COSA Annual Breakfast with Special Presentation

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State Senator Jo Comerford

Community Action Pioneer Valley

Community Legal Aid

Cooley Dickinson Health Care

DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

State Representative Mindy Domb

Forbes Library

Human Service Forum

The Jandon Center for Community Engagement at Smith College

Jan Klausner-Wise

Jo Landers Business Services

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

New England Learning Center for Women In Transition

Northampton Recovery Center

Northwestern District Attorney's Office


Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Jeff Roth-Howe

Safe Passage

The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership

UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

The United Arc

United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region

Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

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