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The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, a United Way Partner Agency, administers Down payment Assistance and Buy Down Programs on behalf of the Leverett Affordable Housing Trust. Residents of Leverett who are interested in the program should review the information posted below. Visit their website to learn more about their other programs helping thousands of residents seek and secure affordable and safe housing in the Franklin County area.  Program flyer Application and checklist  
The Wells Street Shelter, a program of ServiceNet, is in need of some items for people who use the shelter. Please see their Wish List and contact them directly.  Wells St. Shelter, 60 Wells St., Greenfield, MA, 01301, (413) 772-0499 Shelter is open 4:30 PM to 8:30 AM, Mon. – Sat. Open all day Sun. and holidays.  When the shelter is closed, donations may be left the ServiceNet Resource Center or in foyer
Have you or a family member had a problem getting dental care due to MOUTH pain in the past 3 years? Health Care For All is seeking people in Western and Central MA to participate in focus groups. Learn more here.
Call2Talk becomes part of the state-wide Mass2-1-1 Platform 2017 Marks 20th Anniversary of 2-1-1 Nationally   Framingham, MA – On February 11, the United Ways in Massachusetts joined United Ways across America in celebrating National 2-1-1 Day, calling attention to this free comprehensive Information & Referral Service that has been in operation here in Massachusetts since 2006 and nationally is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary in 2017. On Wednesday, February 22nd , Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will be in Framingham to announce the merging of the Call2Talk, United Way’s Mental Health/...
2017 Marks 20th Anniversary of 2-1-1 Nationally Governor Charlie Baker has declared February 11, 2017 as 2-1-1 Day in Massachusetts. . The Governor is committed to raising awareness of Mass 2-1-1, which receives more than 110,000 calls annually and responds to over 250,000 web queries from people in the Commonwealth seeking resources.    February 11, also marks the 20th anniversary of 2-1-1 nationally. recognizing this  free, user-friendly phone and online system that serves 90% of America's population, and connects some 16 million people a year to critical resources, information and services...
Expanding Opportunity – Building Hope: EITC Awareness Day When you finally land that job you’ve been hoping for, you don’t let anything get in your way—not even being homeless. Things had finally turned around for Jesse and he was grateful to be working at a production warehouse, but he still wasn’t able to afford an apartment. But when Jesse had his taxes prepared at another United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site, he found out that he’d be getting the Earned Income Tax Credit. He and his wife Juana used their return to move out of their car and into a home. The Earned Income Tax...
The Massachusetts Legislature just began its new 2-year session so now is the time to ask our state senators and representatives to co-sponsor specific bills that will advance health equity. We have until Feb 3 to do this, but the sooner the better.   We are asking you to do three things: A. Contact YOUR state rep and senator and ask them both to co-sponsor these bills.   B. Ask your network/board/steering committee/colleagues to do the same. (feel free to forward this email as is, or tailor this email in a way that works for you and your allies!)   C. Let the MA Public Health Association (...
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery Resources form the Opioid Taskforce of Franklin County and North Quabbin Region  
The holiday season is a time of giving, and the employees at Yankee Candle Company have again stepped up to giving to their neighbors during their employee holiday drive “Season of Sharing”. The week before Christmas, the United Way of Franklin County will receive hundreds of items including; gently used coats, food, and toys to distribute to families in need in Franklin County via the United Way’s partner agencies. “We are so very grateful of the generosity of the people who work at Yankee Candle Company. We are pleased to be able to support the needs of individuals and families during the...
MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT   DATE: December 14, 2016 TIME: 3:15 PM SUBJECT: High Winds and Dangerous Wind Chills Thursday Night into Friday   Situation: The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting extreme cold across the region beginning Thursday night and lasting into Friday morning. Dangerously cold wind chills of 10 to 25 below zero are forecast as overnight lows drop into the single digits to several degrees below-zero with sustained northwest winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of up to 60 to 65 mph possible Thursday night between 8 PM and 4...

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