Trainings for Community Advocates
|Emergency Assistance and Shelter Benefits: Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness||
The 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 (DHCH).
Trainers provide an...
|09/23/2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm|
|CORI: Basics of the NEW Criminal Justice Reform Law||
This seminar provides and overview of criminal justice reform that becomes effective in October 2018, such as related to criminal offender record information (CORI), employment, driver licenses, housing and other collatera consequences.
|10/22/2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm|
|Clone of SSI & SSDI Basics||
Social Security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabillities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming, especially for an unrepresented claimant....
|11/06/2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|
|SSI & SSDI Basics||
Social Security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming, especially for an unrepresented claimant. The...
|11/06/2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|
|Overview of the TAFDC Program, Massachusetts' Cash Assistance Program for Families||
This training is for legal services advoates lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community actisits who want to learn about TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children) - the cash assistance program for...
|12/12/2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|
This training is for community and law advocates, meiators, housing and legal advocates, and other interested in having a better understanding of tenant's rights in Massachusetts.
The training focuses on tenants' rights before moiving in, security...
|01/21/2020 - 9:30am to 3:30pm|
|SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101||
The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) remains the first line of defense against hunger for thousands of Massachusetts residents.
Families and indivduals often struggle with getting their...
|02/05/2020 - 9:30am to 12:30pm|
|Utilities - Advocacy for Low-Income Households||
This training covers the broad range of topics that arise when low-income households are trying to initiate or protect their utility service, as well as pay their non-utility energy bills (oil, and propane).
Topics will include: how to start...
|02/05/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm|
|Health Care Access Programs||
This program is desgined to help attendees understand MEdicaid and other subsidized health programs available to people under age 65 in Masschusetts.
The morning program provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for MassHealth,...
|02/27/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|
|Income Maximization for the Working Poor||
This session is an overview focusing on various supplemental benefits and assistance progrmas which help working families and individuals to mximize their income and reduce teir expensises.
The first part is presented in a lecture format and the...
|03/04/2020 - 9:15am to 3:00pm|
Unemployment insurance (UI) is a critical safety net suring periods of joblessness. This seminar provides you with the expertise you need to understand the UI system and to help your clients get the UI benefits tow hich they are legally entitled....
|03/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Immigrants and Public Benefits||
This all-day training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for...
|04/02/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|
|State and Federal Veterans' Benefits||
This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, veterns, law advocates, legislative aides, and anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of state and federal veterans' benefits....
|04/23/2020 - 9:30am to 3:30pm|
|Elder Benefits Programs||
In these hard times, elders in Massachusetts depend on a variety of benefits programs to meet their income and health needs. These include income supplement programs, retirement benefits, home-based care services, and health care programs.
|05/13/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm|