Announcements

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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Resources During Extreme Winter Weather

Cambridge has a network of homeless service providers, faith-based partners, and public services that coordinate efforts during extreme weather conditions. The attached plan and Resource Sheet describe these efforts. Questions and comments can be sent to Planning and Development For more information: View the 2016-17 Cambridge Winter Plan or the quick Winter Sheet. Winter storms […]

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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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Housing Search Training for Staff

Cambridge provider agencies’ staff are invited to attend an upcoming training on Housing Search taking place Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Cambridge Multi-Service Center (Western Ave entrance).  This training is intended for staff who provide case management to clients but need additional tools and resources to assist clients with […]

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Training on Seeking Safety Available May 17

Cambridge CoC partner agency On The Rise will offer a 1-day training on Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse, next Tuesday, May 17. The training, which has a registration fee of $160, will be held at The Parenting Journey’s office, located in Somerville at 366 Somerville Avenue. Please click here for more information.

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The 2016 Cambridge Youth Count Takes Place May 2 – 15

The Youth Count is an annual state-wide initiative overseen by DHCD and the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH) intended to determine the number and characteristics of youth facing housing instability in the Commonwealth. Both DHCD and ICHH rely on the Continuums of Care operating in Massachusetts to carry out the count.  As in […]

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FAQ on HMIS Transition

As many are already aware, the CoC is currently in the process of transitioning our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) from ETO Software to Clarity Human Services by Bitfocus, Inc. To help address questions that may arise, we have added an FAQ page on the software migration process as well as on Clarity more generally.

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Equal Access for LGBT Clients

HUD recently released a number of helpful documents related to ensuring equal, fair, and respectful access for LGBT clients, including Equal Access for Transgender People: Supporting Inclusive Housing and Shelters (check out the shout-out to our CoC and Human Rights Commission on page 11!). Notice CPD-15-02, from early last year, is HUD’s official guidance on “Appropriate […]

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Multilingual Housing Search Workshop

On March 21st, the Cambridge Multi-Service Center for the Homeless will host a housing search workshop that in addition to English will also offer support for speakers of Bangla (Bengali), Chinese, Haitian Creole, and Spanish. Click the thumbnail image below for a full-size printable PDF file.

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