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Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

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    This program focuses on strategies to assist families experiencing homelessness in accessing and retaining shelter, short-term housing, and services from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Trainers provide an overview of the Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter and services program, including current restrictions on access to EA shelter. The training also includes advocacy tips regarding the range of issues facing families at-risk or experiencing homelessness as they seek access to EA shelter and the HomeBASE program. The training includes an overview of the system, the application process, denials, terminations, shelter placements, and program requirements.

    This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about the nuts-and-bolts of the EA system and the HomeBASE program. Training materials include the Emergency Assistance Advocacy Guide: A Guide to Emergency Shelter and Rehousing Services for Homeless Families with Children in Massachusetts.

    A COLLABORATIVE SERIES

    MCLE, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), and other Massachusets legal services programs collaborate to provide annual basic public benefits advocacy training events for the many public and private sector lawyers and community advocates who assist Massachusetts residents to qualify for and receive public benefits. Detailed materials are distributed electronically for all trainings.

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    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty

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    Andrea M. Park, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston

    Faculty

    Elizabeth Alfred, Esq., Central West Justice Center, Worcester
    Iris E. Coloma-Gaines, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Adam Hoole, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Kelly Turley, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless , Lynn
    Laticia Walker-Simpson, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
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