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QHCC Meetings



Monday, March 18, 10:00am-11:30am

Join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 894 5949 8683

  • Join us for our March meeting:

    • Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation Rural Transit Program Manager Jen Healy will present the Quaboag Connector and Convenient Care Van.

    • Kelly Lamas, Baystate Health Mobile Health Equity Program Manager, will share information about Wellness on Wheels.

    • Legislative staff from the offices of Representative Saunders and Representative Smola will join us to hear about policy priorities and issues impacting our communities.


Third Monday of each month (if a holiday, then fourth Monday instead), 10am-11:30am

2024: April 22, May 20, June 17, (summer break July-August)

  • On 4/22/24: Liv Anna Homstead, Coalition Building Manager with Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, will share information about 413Cares. Legislative staff from the offices of Senator Durant and Representative Puppolo will attend to learn about our region’s policy-related needs.

Our meetings focus on the social determinants of health: housing, safety from violence, addiction, food, education, employment, transportation, social support and environment, behavioral health, and built environment. Check out recordings of past presentations (below), plus our other pages for local news and events and other resources.

Wounded Healer 1/22/24

Trauma Informed Hampshire County 12/18/23
Community Action Free Tax Assistance 12/18/23

QHCC Meeting Resources 12/18/23

Ruth Ever, TIHC Program Director

Google phone: 413-341-4338



PowerPoint Slides

QHCC Meeting Resources 12/18/23

Alyssa Ranker, Money Matters Specialist

Community Action Pioneer Valley
Office phone: (413) 512-8196
Cell: (413) 834-4242


PowerPoint Slides

Housing Rights and Services: 11/20/23


On 11/20/23 Annemarie Guare presented information regarding housing rights and services.

The presentation recording is available here for general reference.

Annemarie Guare is not dispensing personal legal advice. If you have specific questions about your situation, you should contact an attorney. 

QHCC Meeting Resources 11/20/23

Annemarie Guare, Staff Attorney

Housing Unit, Community Legal Aid

Direct: (978) 516-5138 

PowerPoint Slides


Trial Court Answer Form

Trial Court Discovery Form

Domestic Violence: 10/16/23


Peer Support: 9/18/23

QHCC Meeting Materials 9/18/23

Peer Support Expert Sean Donovan:

Wildflower Alliance:

Declaration of Peer Roles:

Kiva Centers:

QHCC Meeting Materials 9/18/23

Intentional Peer Support:

Fireweed Collective:

Project LETS:

Trans Lifeline:

Community Legal Aid Education Unit: 6/26/23

QHCC Meeting Materials 6/26/23

Community Legal Aid Education Unit

Contact Julia Popkin

413-686-9012; jpopkin@cla-ma-org

QHCC Meeting Materials 6/26/23

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 5/15/23

QHCC Meeting Materials 5/15/23

Massachusetts Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:

Quaboag Valley Food Policy Council: 4/24/23

QHCC Meeting Materials 4/24/23

QV Food Policy Council PowerPoint

Questions? Contact Caitlin Geaghan PowerPoint and FAQ


Contact Liv Anna Homstead

QHCC Meeting Materials 3/20/23

How To Talk About Suicide: 12/19/22

QHCC Meeting Materials 12/19/22

QHCC Meeting Materials 12/19/22

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