News, Ideas & Impact

July 20, 2021

Jessica Ramirez

For Jessica Ramirez, who recently reflected on her journey with the Way Finders Family Self-Sufficiency Program, the past few years have brought some momentous changes. Punctuated by “little miracles,” “positive vibes,” “happy tears,” and “open doors.” Which, collectively, have helped her overcome struggles and fears of failing. 

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July 19, 2021

Kyana Cunningham

Taking bold steps—going out of her comfort zone for the benefit of her family—has been a recurring theme for Family Self-sufficiency Program participant Kyana Cunningham.

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June 21, 2021

Springfield Walk Audit In Upper Hill Neighborhood With WalkBoston

On June 11, 2021 WalkBoston joined Way Finders and 15 local community members to complete an in-person walk audit of the Upper Hill neighborhood in Springfield, MA.

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June 9, 2021

Newsletter | June 2021

In this issue:

  • A Message from Keith Fairey, President & CEO : A Call to Action and a Time of Transformative Change, COVID-19 Emergency Assistance, Meet Millie Colon, Accountable Care Organizations Manager, From Shelter to Affordable Housing - Jetsabeth Rodriguez, Family Self-Sufficiency - Celines Ramos, Donor Highlight - Health New England Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Mini Grant

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June 8, 2021

Celines Ramos

A lot can change over the course of five years. Especially when you've thoughtfully mapped out your educational and career goals and the steps needed to reach them. And connected with a mentor who is invested in your well-being.

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June 8, 2021

Jetsabeth Rodriguez

A safe place to call home? It’s one where you can step outside and connect with neighbors. Where you can relish the relief that comes from quiet, violence-free nights. Where you can regroup each day and catch your breath. Where you can safely live in the moment and purposefully plan for the future. Where you can watch—with more joy than stress—as your children grow.  

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May 12, 2021

Way Finders Shows Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity Partner Families the Way Home Through Education

Written by: Brandice J. O'Brien/Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

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March 22, 2021

With $14 million in hand, CDCSB project helps town meet state affordable housing goals

A newly funded housing project will help Great Barrington get closer to state goals for affordable housing and address a critical need for southern Berkshire County and the region, officials say.

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March 5, 2021

Greater Springfield Regional Housing Analysis Report

The first report of a multi-phase project studying Pioneer Valley housing issues was released today by the UMass Donahue Institute, Way Finders, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Springfield Housing Study Advisory Committee.

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March 4, 2021

Study examines COVID-19’s impact on housing market in Springfield

A recent housing study has found more than half of all renters in The Pioneer Valley are “cost burdened.”

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