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Cooley Dickinson Healthcare
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment forum

In this forum you will:
  • Learn about the preliminary results of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Participate in selecting priorities
  • Recommend goals and actions to improve community health
  • Network with other community members
A light supper will be offered
Registration is not required

Thursday, June 20, 2019 5 - 7 pm 
Dakin Conference Room Cooley Dickinson Hospital 
30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA

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Massachusetts Community Health Initiative Funds Regional Engagement Sessions

Are you working on racial justice to help improve health equity in your community? Is your organization concerned about how issues like poor housing or educational opportunities are impacting the health of your family and friends?
Join staff from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Health Resources in Action and Advisory Committee members for an overview of two exciting new Massachusetts funds focused on community health. These funds are the Statewide Community Health Initiative (CHI) Fund and The Healthy Aging Fund. 
By attending one of the sessions, you have the opportunity to: 
  • Learn about the funds' history, rationale, investment process, and timeline  
  • Network with others in your community and find potential collaboration partners to strengthen your work 
  • Identify and contribute ideas for community-based initiatives that align with upcoming funding opportunities. 
Western Region sessions!
Smith College  Conference Center 49 College Lane Northampton,  June 11   5 - 7:30pm  Register

Berkshire Community College Student Center CafĂ© 1350 West Street Pittsfield,  June 17   5 - 7:30pm    Register

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Nonprofit Awareness Day: 
A Celebration of Excellence
On Monday, June 3, hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, along with elected officials, will celebrate the work of the nonprofit sector and raise awareness of causes throughout the state at MNN's celebration of  Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence , presented by  Citizens Bank .
The highlight of the celebration, the  Nonprofit Excellence Awards, will be presented to six nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth.

Join us for this special event to celebrate and honor the impact of our sector! 

Monday, June 3 at the  Massachusetts State House 

9:30am     Registration and networking
10:00am   Award program
12:00pm   Lunch, Optional Lobby Day begins 

Event price (includes lunch):
MNN Nonprofit Members- $55
Non-Member Nonprofit- $70
MNN Affiliate Members*- $85

Solstice Dinner 
Farm Celebration and Local Food Feast 
Wheelhouse  will return to the Northampton Community Farm for another glorious 4-course gourmet dinner sourced from local farms, featuring those we lease land to and others who sell at our   Tuesday Market. Arrive on time for a short guided tour of our 290-plot Community Garden, Giving Garden, and Sawmill Herb Farm with   Grow Food Northampton  Executive Director, Clem Clay. (Check out our   blog post  and the Hampshire Daily Gazette's   article  on our June, 2017, dinner!)

BYOB: No alcohol will be served, but you are welcome to bring your own beverage.

June 20, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden
140 Meadow Street, Northampton


How the New Tax Law is Impacting Nonprofits
Free Downloadable Webinar

It's been over a year since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) became a law.

Many predicted detrimental consequences for the nonprofit sector, mainly due to a significant increase in the standard deduction. This increase would make the threshold for deducting charitable gifts difficult to meet for many donors, causing great concern that the industry would experience significant decreases in charitable giving.

Flash forward one year...What impact has it had on nonprofits?

During this webinar, we'll dive into the new tax laws; how they're impacting nonprofits; what you can expect; and what you should know  


Community Foundation of Western MA Grants for Food and Shelter Organizations
Thanks to an anonymous gift to CFWM, we have $90,000 of funding available for 2019 Capital Grants  for organizations who provide vital food and shelter assistance in our region.  

Every day across our Valley, many of these efforts are made possible by community centers, faith-based organizations, food pantries, and other small, grassroots groups who make a huge difference for those in need. 

How can you help? This year, we're engaging our network and greater community to nominate these unsung community "heroes" for grant opportunities. Please consider sharing this message and / or nominating a group  here on our easy-to-complete online nomination form!  More information about this Food and Shelter Community Heroes Grant  can be found here on our website. 


HSF June Breakfast
Drug overdose deaths continue to increase! 

Join us for a look at the current state of the opioid crisis and how is continues to effect Massachusetts.
  • From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. 
  • Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. 
  • In 2017, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was 6 times higher than in 1999.
  • On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 
The Delaney House  3 Country Club Road, Holyoke

Hope And Healing Breakfast To Benefit The Children's Advocacy Center Of Franklin County And North Quabbin Region

Join us for the Hope and Healing Breakfast on June 14, 2019, 7:30 a.m. at Greenfield Community College to Support the Children's Advocacy Center.  Learn how the Children's Advocacy Center transforms the lives of children we serve and why we need your support.

A personal story will be shared to demonstrate the importance of a Children's Advocacy Center. Awards will be given to Community Members who have supported the CAC and an award to a Champion Of Children.  There will also be singing by the students of Federal Street School.

There is no cost to attend the Breakfast but you will be asked to make a donation to support the Center.
If you are interested in attending or becoming a sponsor, please contact Irene Woods at


Annual VA Mental Health Summit

The purpose of the Summit is to enhance the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their family members through increased collaboration between the VA and the local mental health community. The goal is to  engage in active dialogue on how as a community we can address suicide prevention and the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their families
This year our focus is on the vital role that faith communities play as partners in mental health recovery, early intervention,  suicide prevention  and postvention. Keynote presentations will be offered by two clergy members with relevant and unique experience in suicide prevention and recovery. Following our speakers, will be a Veteran lead panel discussion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with VA CWM Mental Health staff and learn about the many services we provide, and to explore opportunities for partnerships and collaboration in our goal to provide the best care possible to Veterans.

June 4, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Delaney House,  3 Country Club Road, Holyoke

Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Berkshire Children & Families
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Collaborative for Educational Services
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Community Action Pioneer Valley
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Literacy Project

Safe Passage

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Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute
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United Way
Donor Relations Manager

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Jun. 4 -    VA Mental Health Summit


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