Legislators & Cookies TODAY at 10:00am-11:30am

1 Prince Street, Northampton MAP and Parking Information Better get baking!

It's the season of giving! Florence Bank will be donating $150,000 to local non-profit organizations in their Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants Program, and you decide who gets the money! If you are a Florence Bank customer, please be sure to cast your vote for your chosen nonprofit before December 31, 2023. Learn MORE.

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Thrift Store 10th Anniversary

On December 10, Cancer Connection’s Thrift Shop will mark a decade since

it first opened its doors. It has been

named the best-used clothing store by the Valley Advocate six times. Every dollar spent at the Thrift Shop goes directly to fund Cancer Connection’s programs (all offered free of charge).

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RCLC Event on Dec 15

The Recovery Coach/Recovery Coach Supervisor Learning Communities (RCLC), provide a peer-driven community space and an innovative approach to professional

development to support and build the state's rapidly expanding addictions peer recovery

workforce. The topic will be The Role of Recovery Capital in support of Recovery.

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HSF Legislative Breakfast

Join your colleagues, clients and community members and engage with our state legislators at the annual HSF Legislative Reception on Jan 26. This unique event allows you to share a table, zoom style, with one of the western Massachusetts Representatives or Senators and speak directly with them on topics that are important to you.

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Channel 5 visits Rooster Café

WCVB Channel 5 Boston and news anchor Erika Tarantal have spotlighted ServiceNet’s Prospect Meadow Farm and Rooster Café, bringing attention to these programs and their positive impact on the community. Tarantal learned about them at the Providers’ Council Annual Conference in Boston, where Tarantal received the Media Partner of the Year award.

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Family Child Care Programs

Family Child Care programs are a vital piece of the early education and care sector in Massachusetts. Making up nearly one fifth of the state's licensed child care slots, they also disproportionately support the Commonwealth’s highest need children.

But more than half of Family Child Care providers earn an income that is less than the equivalent of the Massachusetts state minimum wage.

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Hilltown Toy & Clothing Drive

Several businesses, schools, and agencies in the Hilltowns are collecting toys and winter clothing to benefit local families through It Take a Village, a small nonprofit based in Huntington, MA. “The number of groups wanting to get involved this year is incredible!” says Lisa Goding, Program Director. The nonprofit manages the Village Closet, a donation center for free baby and children’s clothing, and essential supplies.

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Grow Food Northampton - Farm and Land Stewardship Manager

Way Finders - Stabilization Case Worker -https://jobapply.page.link/NRnJU

Dec 12: COSA Legislators & Cookies - 10am-11:30am

Dec 13: MassHire Holiday Job Fair

Dec 13: GCC Social Media for Seniors - free information session

Dec 14: Trauma Informed Hampshire County Network Meeting on Zoom at 1pm

Dec 15: Western Mass Recovery Coach Learning Community

Dec 17: Holiday Brass Concert to benefit Amherst Survival Center

Dec 18: Brazelton Touchpoints Disability, Culture & Equity

COSA's Spring Schedule - Tuesdays at 10am-11am

Jan 09: COSA Meeting TransHealth with James Shultis on Zoom

Feb 13: COSA Meeting Food Security on Zoom

March 12: COSA Meeting Special Guest: Rural Affairs Director Anne Gobi on Zoom