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July 2, 2018

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Time to Nominate and Acknowledge Your Staff 
and Volunteers for a 
COSA  Award!

The Council of Social Agencies of Hampshire County (COSA) invites you to nominate a direct service worker and/or a volunteer for our annual Awards. The awards are given each year to honor someone who works or volunteers for a human service and/or a community program in Hampshire County*.
What is a Direct Service Worker?
Direct service  is about hands-on involvement. A direct service worker works directly with clients in our agencies. A direct service provider's mission is to assist clients with their unmet needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, or medical care.
If you know someone who has demonstrated exemplary achievement and commitment to helping others in need, please complete a nomination form. Our selection committee will follow up each nomination with a phone call to elicit additional details. S end or email this form to: or mail to 
PO Box 343
Amherst MA  01004

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Crafts on the Common
This Weekend!

A perfect way to spend a lovely afternoon!   Join CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County for the 38th Annual Amherst Crafts on the Common, one of New England's oldest and finest craft fairs. This craft fair is one of the best-established and most well-respected craft fairs in New England .
Admission is FREE and the event will be held rain or shine on the

   Amherst Town Common
Saturday, June 23rd from 9am - 4pm

SHOP! Shoppers will delight in beautiful handcrafted and one-of-a-kind products made by juried artisans from all over New England. Did we mention a SILENT AUCTION too?
EAT! Delicious food from Bueno Y Sano, ice cream from Flayvors of Cook Farm, Kettle Corn and beverages available for sale for your enjoyment. There will be a shady picnic area to enjoy.
ENJOY! Live music provided by Stewart James and the Memphis Flyers and other local musicians including Taylor McCoy, Eli Catlin, and Buddy McEarns!
AND MORE! Families can come and enjoy inflatable bounce house fun and a fabulous children's book sale with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sister of Hampshire County!


It's Time For 
Cancer Connection Summer Camp!

Camp out with Monte Belmonte of 93.9 The River!

Monte is camping out "in the warm"  on the Old Courthouse Lawn in Downtown Northampton.
Support people facing cancer and their loved ones.
Wednesday & Thursday July 18th and 19th
For more information about Summercamp, contact
Cynthia Tarail, Cancer Connection
(413) 586-1642

Call 413-586-5855 x180

Save the Date!
Kids 4 Harmony Concert

Guest Artist Emanuel Ax will be performing with Kids 4 Harmony

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
6 PM reception * 7 PM concert
Berkshire Community College

Honorary Co-chairs
The Honorable Deval and Diane Patrick

For more information: 413-448-8281 ext. 233 or


Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Berkshire Children & Families
Click here to see all of our job listings

Cancer Connection
Executive Director -  For immediate consideration, please apply with resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel, attn: Abbie at  by July 20th , 2018 by 5:00pm.

 Click here   to see all of our job listings

Collaborative for Educational Services
Click here to see all of our job listings

Community Action Pioneer Valley
Click here to see all of our job listings

Family Outreach of Amherst
 Development/Office Assistant
Musante Health Center
Click here to see all of our job listings

Service Net
Click Here to see all of our Job Listings

The Literacy Project
Three Adult Basic Education Instructors Needed

United Arc
Click Here to see all of our Job Listings
Mark Your Calendars!


Sep. 18  - COSA Annual Awards Breakfast
A Positive Place
Amherst Community Connections
Amherst Education Foundation
Amherst Housing Authority
Amherst Survival Center
Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Berkshire Children and Families
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
Cancer Connection
CASA Latina
Center for New Americans
Central Hampshire Veterans Services
Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.
Clinical and Support Options
Collaborative for Educational Services
Community Action!
Community Foundation of Western MA
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Community Legal Aid
Core Brilliance Academy
Craig's Doors
DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services
Family Outreach of Amherst / CHD
Fitzpatrick, Pamela
Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Friends of Children
Greenfield Community College Foundation, Inc.
Hampshire Community United Way, Inc.
Hampshire HOPE
Human Service Forum
Klausner-Wise, Jan
Literacy Project, Inc.
Loughran, Elizabeth
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Northampton Recovery Center
Northampton Survival Center
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Pathlight, Inc.
Peterson, Kristin
Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity
Representative Solomon Goldstein Rose
Representative Steve Kulik
Roth-Howe, Jeffrey
RSVP of the Pioneer Valley
Safe Passage
ServiceNet, Inc.
Smith College
Stavros Center for Independent Living
Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute, Inc.
United Arc, Inc.
UMass Civic Engagement and Service Learning
Valley Community Development Corp. 
Wayfinders, Inc. 
Western MA Network to End Homelessness

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