Presentation: Lyn Notzelman, Ware FAmily Center and The Ware Parent Child Home Program
The Parent Child Home Program is an early literacy program that offers weekly home visits to families with a child age 15mo-3 years. PCHP professionals model positive parent-child interactions, and support early literacy. Each child recieves 12 new books and 11 new high-quality toys each year. Since many particpants' only contact with social services is through PCHP, the program offers referrals to other services.
Service area: Ware, Warren, West Brookfield, Palmer, Monson, Belchertown, South Hadley, Easthampton, Hatfield, Pelham, Amherst
To sign up, visit the CES website or Ware Family Center at 49 Church St. 2nd Floor. Family Center offers a Drop-In Playgroup twice per week and is run by a Parent Advisory Committee. Offers once per month music therapy and a visiting mental health specialist who can answer questions.
Presentation: Dane Kuttler QHCC Administrative Coordinator
We have a new email service called mail chimp that should make correspondence easier. We also have a new email address: email@example.com
Vote: Should the QHCC meet during the summer?
QHCC will NOT meet during July and August. Substance use Task Force and other subcomittees will meet during the summer as needed.
Next QHCC meeting: Monday June 15, 10:00am in Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Conference Room.
Lydia: Parent Aide Volunteer Program needs a Ware family who wants help – no eligibility criteria – weekly home visits over a year to help people get appointments, United Way Program, prefers young children, run out of Berkshire Children and Families 514 584 5690 ask for PAVP
Beth: WIC voucher program for farmer’s markets
Kristen: SMOC housing is finished with the remodel of the hotel for SRO. $350/mo for a single adult, shared living experience. 19 spots total, 7 left. 413 477 1232
Michelle: Mobile Pantry is 5/19 from 1pm-2pm
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Meetings" and "Task Force" tabs.