We would like to welcome new and returning CHNA 6 members to our first meeting on this Friday, September 15, 2017! The meeting will be held at the Ruth Anne Bleakney Senior Center (located at 60
N. Bow St., Milford, MA 01757) from 9-11 AM. The Steering Committee has met over the summer and are excited to share updates on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), grant report updates and
to learn what everyone else has been up to over the summer! In addition to our normal networking, new this year we will be starting each meeting with a "moment of request" where members can reach out
to the group for any help or resources they may need!
We will also be having a special presentation from representatives of the United Way of Tri-County on their programs Call2Talk and MASS211. Presenters include:
- Jessica Friswell, Community Impact & Engagement Manager, United Way of Tri-County
- Eileen Davis, Director, Call2Talk
- Katrina Jacob, Director of Family and Youth Resources, Mass211
Call2Talk is a confidential mental health and emotional support call line that assists individuals and families through stressful times in their lives, helping the despondent and
those who may be suicidal.When calling Call2Talk, those who are struggling with mental health concerns have a safe place to call and will be encouraged to discuss their current experience. Some
callers even talk openly about their thoughts of suicide and are in search of options. By sharing their personal stories of tragedy, recovery, despair and grief, callers feel relief, comfort
MASS 2-1-1 is a statewide collaboration of local United Ways that recognize the need for people to access accurate information in non-emergency situations. Mass 2-1-1 is the
official hotline in Massachusetts for Children Requiring Assistance (CRA) and the Runaway Assistance Program (RAP) through a contract with the Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS);
and is also the official hotline for Childcare Resources in the Commonwealth under contract with the office of Early Education & Care (EEC); and is the official hotline for Emergencies and
Disaster Response under contract with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). By dialing 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-MASS (6277), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, individuals or families
can be connected to valuable resources at appropriate community based organizations or government agencies.
The Steering Committee has met over the summer and are excited to share updates on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), grant report updates and to learn what everyone else has been up to
over the summer! We are also looking for new Steering Committee members. The steering committee meets every other month to set agenda for general CHNA 6 meetings, approve recommendations of the
grants committee, and members serve on one of the subcommittees; finance, outreach/education or grants distribution. The commitment is about 10 hours a month. If you are interested, please submit
this brief application by October 13, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!