Author Archive: Josh Levin

New: Resource Directory Map

Embedded below is a new map version of our Directory of Resources for People Homeless in Cambridge. To view full-screen (recommended), visit www.cambridgecoc.org/resources-map-large or click the “full-screen” icon in the map below. To view our PDF document with slightly more information, visit www.cambridgema.gov/cambridgehomelessresources. A few tips and notes to help you use this map: Resources […]

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Reminder: Homeless Provider Training Series

Homeless provider staff in our CoC who have registered for trainings, please see the following for remaining sessions’ descriptions and locations: 9/5: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices 9/6: Housing and Case Management 10/3: Motivational Interviewing Part 1, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Room Change is difficult for most persons, yet change is the driving force behind most […]

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Directory of Resources updated

We have released a new update of the Directory of Resources for People Homeless in Cambridge. As programs’ information changes frequently, your corrections are always welcome and appreciated. The permanent location for the directory is www.cambridgema.gov/cambridgehomelessresources; using this link, rather than linking to the file itself, will always direct you to the most up-to-date version.

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Cambridge Employment Program and Cambridge Works

Allyson Allen, Director of Cambridge’s Office of Workforce Development, presented on her office’s Cambridge Employment Program and Cambridge Works at the June HSPC meeting. We have uploaded the following resources from Allyson’s presentation: Job Search Assistance Resources Job Search Websites Job Training Programs by Industry

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Mail Services Now Available

Free mail service is now available at the Cambridge Multi-Service Center, for people who: are homeless, staying in a Cambridge shelter; are homeless, sleeping outside in Cambridge; or, are “doubled-up” in Cambridge. For more information, contact Betty Paige at 617-349-6347 or bpaige@cambridgema.gov. The Multi-Service Center is located at 362 Green Street, 1st floor, Cambridge, MA […]

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Cambridge CAN Launch Month Schedule

Please note additional information below embedded schedule. Sites on the schedule whose names are marked with an asterisk are demographically restricted based on the specific population served by the host site; click a site’s “more details” link for specifics. Other sites are open to anyone homeless in Cambridge.     Cambridge CAN (C-CAN), our CoC’s system […]

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Presentations from October’s HSPC Meeting

Our monthly CoC-wide Homeless Services Planning Committee meeting for October featured two informative guest presentations. Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer at the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, gave an overview of a number of senior-focused services, available in our jurisdction, for which many people homeless in Cambridge would be eligible for. Click for PowerPoint presentation. Click for a fact sheet […]

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Cambridge Housing Authority Opening Up HCV Waitlist

Beginning in October, the Cambridge Housing Authority will open up their waitlist to apply for Housing Choice Vouchers. All eligible clients joining the waitlist in October will have equal priority based on a lottery, and clients joining from November on will be added to the list on a first come first served basis. The CHA […]

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CPA Hearing Next Thursday

Cambridge’s Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a hearing at 6:00 pm next Thursday, July 28, at City Hall, on how Fiscal Year 2017 CPA funds should be allocated between the three allowable uses: affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation. Anyone with thoughts on how this allocation should be made will be invited to submit their comment at the hearing. […]

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