COSA-UWHC Special Webinar is TODAY!
Tuesday, May 11 from 10am-11am. Please register for the link.
If you want to advocate for important legislation and engage effectively with your state government, you need timely and accurate information.

Learn how to access the resources you need, follow bills and budgets, and get updates on public hearings. Zoom in May 11 and discover powerful ways to get the details you need from the MA Legislature's website.

COSA and the United Way of Hampshire County announce a special presentation: a webinar on the Massachusetts Legislature Website with guest speaker Paul Pak.

We are grateful to State Representative Mindy Domb for her inspiration and assistance in making this event possible. Join us! Tuesday, May 11 at 10am-11am, Please register.
Human Service Forum Workshop on June 1 & 3, 2021
A Culturally Responsive approach to care creates an environment of inclusion where individual differences are respected, and all feel welcome. Through instruction, discussion, and self-assessment, this 2-day workshop will introduce attendees to the framework of cultural responsiveness. This program will provide care providers with the knowledge and tools to adopt principles of practice that incorporate the elements of cultural responsiveness. Register today.

Two-hour live Zoom event on May 19.
Plus - participate online May 17-21.

The Helpline will serve Western Mass and will operate from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year. The toll-free number is 877-898-3411.
Family and professionals worried that someone may harm their partner can also call the Helpline.

Two sessions of reflection and dialogue May 13 & May 20 (on Zoom) that explore how community organizations, community members, activists and organizers can work with Five College faculty, students, and staff to share resources, shift power and support meaningful relationships in our collaborative work.

to benefit the pantries of the Amherst and Northampton Survival Centers.
Convening Series begins May 11.

Monthly webinar series will focus on the latest updates around American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) guidance and implementation.
Program Supervisor

Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate
Bilingual Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate
Community Organizer
Co-Executive Director
DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps on May 25th
Trauma- and Grief-centered
Peer Grief Support After Overdose Death
Second Thursdays (May 13)
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Rep. Mindy Domb has news about COVID-19 and more on her Facebook feed HERE.
Sen. Jo Comerford has COVID-19 info HERE and a Facebook page HERE.
Check out Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa's Twitter feed HERE for the latest.
Rep. Dan Carey posts on Facebook HERE.
Congressman Jim McGovern has a COVID info HERE and Facebook HERE.
Rep. Natalie Blais updates regularly on Facebook HERE about COVID-19 and more.
Your clients can find resources through Mass 2-1-1 HERE.
Email Look4Help updates to Mary McClintock at Community Action.
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