Forum House to hold April Mayor’s Coffee hour

April Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Promoted by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 3, 2017. 8-9 am

Forum House
55 Broad Street
Westfield 01085

 

**Parking behind Forum House building in parking lot off of Yale Street. Please use double door entrance on the right and proceed to Hospitality Room downstairs.

Coffee Hours are free and open to the public.

Please call Pam at the Chamber to register at 413.568.1618!

 

  **Coffee Hours are subject to change at the discretion of the Mayor.

All employees are Chamber members! Please forward this to a co-worker!

 

Workforce Alternatives of CT’s Jackie Santiago organizes Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hartford Native Jackie Santiago draws on childhood struggles in organizing Thanksgiving food drive. Read the full story here

Thank You to everyone who helped to make this year’s Employer Recognition & Awards Breakfast a great success

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s event a great success.

Congratulations to all of our award winners:

2016 Employer of the Year: Specialty Bolt & Screw, Inc.

2016 Rookie Employer Award: Friendly’s of the Westfield Shops

2016 Armand Tourangeau Volunteer of the Year: Cheryl Rumley

HRU’s event sponsorship committee members:  Amy Royal, Royal P.C., Daniel Flynn, United Bank, Kate Campiti, BusinessWest, Chet Wojcik, Alliance Medical Gas and Taryn Siciliano, HUB International. We’d also like to thank our event sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Media Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

  • All States Materials Group
  • Commonwealth Packaging Corporation
  • Ernst Financial Group
  • Hanover Insurance Group
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Tommy Car Auto Group

Contributing Sponsors:

  • Alliance Medical Gas
  • Associated Building Wreckers
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Comcast
  • CRA Telecom
  • Freedom Credit Union
  • Parker Ceiling
  • PSI 91
  • Steve Erickson
  • TJD Consulting, Inc.
  • W. B. Mason
  • Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
  • Williams Distributing

Special thanks goes out to HRU’s event sponsorship committee members:  Amy Royal, Royal P.C., Daniel Flynn, United Bank, Kate Campiti, BusinessWest, Chet Wojcik, Alliance Medical Gas and Taryn Siciliano, HUB International and to all of our employer partners, friends, volunteers, members and staff for all of your support!

Lighthouse holds Community fair

A good turnout of members enjoyed refreshments and received information from  MRC, NAMI, CHD, Catholic Charities, and Safelink on the services that they provide.

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Donna Sorensen receives the Citizen of the Year Award from NAMI Berkshire County

 

Donna Sorensen is this year’s recipient. Her career started at Elm House and subsequently at other Brien center programs. Currently Donna’s involvement at the local clubhouse, Berkshire Pathways, allows her to work with members on, as she says “what they can do instead of what they can’t do”. Her positive thinking and patience has impacted many individuals throughout her career. She sincerely cares about the members at Berkshire Pathways and treats them as equals. She is a staunch advocate for all affected by mental illness. She truly embodies all that clubhouses stand for: the idea that everyone continues to grow and that someone’s mental illness is not who they are. They are individuals who can overcome any barrier and accomplish whatever they want. Berkshire Pathways is lucky to have her.

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Berkshire Pathways participates in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

 

Berkshire Pathways participated in the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in Pittsfield. The program raised over $600 for the cause and had 8 people participate in the walk.

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Berkshire Pathways featured on PCTV’s Berkshires to Beacon Hill

HRU’s Berkshire Pathways Program in Pittsfield, MA was featured on PCTV’s Berkshires to Beacon Hill .  Check out our Facebook page for the full article. See the show here, then scroll down to Berkshires to Beacon Hill.

 

Are you an External Customer or Employer Partner? Please Take Our Survey…

HRU collects feedback from all of our customers annually so we can continually improve our services. Please take a moment to take our External Customer or Employer Partner Survey…Please select a survey:

2016 Employer: If you are a current Employer Partner, please click on the link to take our Employer Partner Survey. Click here to take survey

2016 External Customer: If you are a family member, service coordinator, case manager or provider, please click on the link to take our External Customer Survey. Click here to take survey

Thank you for taking the time to take our survey.  We value your input!

Progress in Ending Homelessness Celebrated!

On Friday, March 4, 2016,  close to 200 people gathered at Holyoke Community College to mark the region’s progress in ending homelessness. Read more about it here.

Check Presentation at Forum House “Friends” Meeting

Glasgow Lands Check Presentation at Forum House “Friends” Meeting.  Please click on the link to read the full article… Forum House presentation