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Grants Awarded to Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

Grants Awarded to Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance$52,822
Workforce Development for Homeless Families Project (2008)$52,822
Year:2008Amount: $52,822
Title:Workforce Development for Homeless Families Project
Grant Type: Activation Fund
The Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA) plans to develop a new education and employment model directed at homeless families. This model will provide more individualized educational opportunities, employment readiness services and employment stabilization services for these families. Working with the United Way of Central Massachusetts, CMHA has convened a working group to review existing employment and training resources and to work with the providers of these services to revise some of their programming in order to better assist homeless families. CMHA will inventory existing programs, evaluate evidence- based best practices, and work with area businesses to address the barriers businesses face in hiring and retaining these individuals. Their goal is a new community employment business model that will increase the number of homeless families that are successful in obtaining and maintaining education and stable employment.

Project Director: Anne Gibbon-Smith, Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance
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