Offers resources and support, including respite care and limited free childcare. Can also supplement some of the state foster care income. Provides trainings on a variety of foster care-related topics.
Presentation: Allison Weissman from Utility Options Energy Consultant. While MA residents don't control who repairs and maintains their power lines, they do control who supplies the electricity that runs through those lines. Most residents don't know that choosing a different supplier can result in lowered energy costs. Signing a 1-3 year contract with another energy company means being locked into a fixed rate for electricity that may be buffered from the fluctuations of the energy market otherwise.
Changes in food bank rules: when you're picking up food for more than one household (which is permitted, with permission) you may no longer get both loads of food at once; you must get your food, go to the back of the line and get the other family's food after waiting. It's best, if you're getting food for two families, to come at the end of the hour so the line is short.
Presentation: Julie Jediny, YMCA After School Program. The Ware YMCA is opening new programming; a Springfield sports figure will be coming out to do physical fitness programd, and a new homework program will reward students for academic effort and improvement.
Announcements! Adult literacy center will stay open through the 3rd week in June, after which the center will be closed due to funding cuts. Transportation Committee mtg April 15th 1:30-2:30 hillside village community room 17 convent hill road ware Ware young child support workshops at the Collaborative for Educational Services Early Childhood including an early literacy program. 4 spots open in head start, 2 morning 2 afternoon 2.9 years and above. 413-277-1277 Laurie – Ware High School marionette show – April 11, fundraiser for Ware Family Center.