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This e-newsletter is a collaborative effort by four local coalitions – Greenfield 4SC, Gill-Montague Community School Partnership, Communities that Care, and the North Quabbin Community Coalition, with support from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.
Our hope is to help connect families and family service providers with timely news, ideas, and inspiration – and to offer these things in a package that feels helpful and supportive during this stressful time. On this page you can check out past issues – each of them has a ‘subscribe’ button you can click to sign up to get future issues emailed to you.
Coalition Connections #1 (April 17, 2020)
Coalition Connections #2 (April 23, 2020)
Coalition Connections #3 – Masks & Face Coverings (May 1, 2020)
Coalition Connections #4 – Groceries (May 8, 2020)
Coalition Connections #5 – Navigating New Rules (May 15, 2020)
Coalition Connections #6 – Moving Forward, Cautiously (May 22, 2020)
Coalition Connections #7 – Planning for Summer (June 1, 2020)
Coalition Connections #8 – Planning for Summer Continued (June 8, 2020)
Coalition Connections #9 – (June 15, 2020)
Coalition Connections #10 – (June 22, 2020)
The newsletter is now issued twice per month.
Coalition Connections #11 – (July 6, 2020)
Coalition Connections #12 – (July 20, 2020)
Coalition Connections #13 (August 3, 2020)
Coalition Connections #14 (August 17, 2020)
Coalition Connections #15 (September 8, 2020)
Coalition Connections #16 (September 21, 2020)
Coalition Connections #17 (October 5, 2020)
Coalition Connections #18 (October 19, 2020) Parenting During COVID:
Healthy Coping When Stress is High; Tapestry Health: Youth-friendly & Now Open; Halloween tips and info to share; and Please Use Free School Meals
Coalition Connections #19 (November 2, 2020) – “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” Movie Screening Follow-Up; Learning About Microaggressions; 2020 Regional Teen Health Survey Takeaways; and Thanksgiving During COVID.
Coalition Connections #20 (November 16, 2020) – Food and Housing Resource Summaries and Links; Masks Tips and Options; More resources for Thanksgiving, teen stress, and better family meals; and Link to guide for parents/caregivers about Among Us video game
Coalition Connections #21 (December 7, 2020) – Community Service and Other Activities for Youth, Winter Holidays: Fun, Connection, Food, and Mental Health, Updates HIP and free school meals (food resources), Handholdma.org, and more!
Coalition Connections #22 (December 21, 2020) – Making the Most of School Vacation and Beyond; What Does it Mean to Quarantine?; School Meals and Other Food Resources Available Now; Continuing Connections: Job Training and Volunteer Opportunities; Teen Craftacular Book Box Kit and more!
Coalition Connections #23 (January 11, 2021) – Lots of News & Updates; “Stop the Spread” COVID Testing in Greenfield; Support for Grief, Loss, and Missed Milestones During COVID; COVID Vaccination Begins in Franklin County; Family Visits After Some Members are Vaccinated; Letter to CNN from DA’s Office: It’s Time to Stop Glorifying Binge Drinking plus Resources for Parents
Coalition Connections #24 (January 25, 2021) – Lots of News & Updates; Update on COVID Vaccine Rollout; Youth Voices – How COVID is Affecting Them (and What You Can Do!); Virtually Free Screening Report Back, and more!
Coalition Connections #25 (February 8, 2021) – Lots of News & Updates; COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Updates; Black History Month Resource Guide; Feb Vacation Ideas; Youth Vaping and COVID Risks; and more!
Coalition Connections #26 (February 22, 2021) – News & Updates; COVID-19 Info and Vaccine Updates; Easing Pandemic Stress – Focus on Food; Learning Black History All Year; NQCC’s Munch & Move; and more!