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32nd Annual COSA Breakfast and Awards
September 20, 2019

It is that time of year!  As summer winds down, you can look forward to joining us at the 32nd Annual COSA Breakfast.  We are thrilled to announce that Senator Jo Comerford will be our keynote speaker.  It will be very exciting to hear how the Senator's first year in office has been.  

Not only will there be a great presentation, but you will enjoy a delicious meal at the Inn at Boltwood in Amherst.  We are excited about this new venue.  You will also have an opportunity to start your morning networking with all of your peers, and celebrate the awardees for their contributions to human services in Hampshire County.

Please note the day of the week change to Friday.


Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K
October 20

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County is taking place on October 20, 2019.  The start of the race will be at Look Park in Florence.

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K courses are designed to take you on a tour of the beauty that is Western Massachusetts! Enjoy peak fall foliage and a rockin' post-race party with free tacos, beer and cider donuts, great prize giveaways, food vendors and more!

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Katie Lipsmeyer at


This session will focus on putting YOU  in the driver's seat by examining both attention and time management from many perspectives. You will be guided to examine what kind of focus and attention you give to work tasks, how you use your time, what things always get done and why some things just do NOT get done. We will review your personal self-management of work priorities, the role of technology in our lives and determine if some changes may be needed to increase both productivity and job satisfaction.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00
La Quinta Inn & Suites 100 Congress St, Springfield

Fall Breakfast - Operationalizing Diversity and Inclusion
Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of human service work. Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, has spent her career helping organizations operationalize their procedures to move plans into actions.   Join us as for a keynote focused on putting diversity and inclusion into practice!  
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Log Cabin, Holyoke

Fall Supervisory Series
This series will meet every other Thursday starting on September 26, 2019 until November 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fall Foliage and Cider Run to Benefit ABC

Please join us again for the 48th Annual Fall Foliage and Cider Run on Saturday, October 19th, formerly known as the ABC Fall Foliage Walk/Run.  While the name has changed, much of the day will remain the same-the classic and beautiful 5K course with scenic views of the valley during peak foliage season. And lots of food and fun at the end of the course! It starts and ends at the Amherst Town Common.
Can't join us on October 19th? You can still help! Create a fundraising page and invite your friends and family to join you! Click here, click "Register Now", then choose "Create a personal fundraising page."
This is Amherst A Better Chance's biggest fundraising event of the year!   If you have any questions, please contact us at  or 206-999-7844.

First Time 
Homebuyers Series

Join Valley CDC and People's Bank to hear presentations from home-buying professionals including attorneys, loan officers, realtors, home inspectors, insurance agents, and credit experts. 

September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6-9 pm at Peoples' Bank 300 King St, Northampton.
Questions?  Contact Fern at


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Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute
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United Way
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Mark Your Calendars! 

Oct. 2 -    HSF Fall Breakfast

Fitzpatrick, Pam
Klausner-Wise, Jan
Lander, Jo
Loughran, Elizabeth
Moss, Renee
Roth-Howe, Jeff
Suprenant, Linda

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