News, Ideas & Impact

June 30, 2020

Gov. Baker announces $20 million in rental, mortgage assistance during coronavirus pandemic

The Baker administration on Tuesday announced an emergency housing program that would offer to $20 million in rental and mortgage assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

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June 11, 2020

Mayor Sarno and Congressman Neal Announce Local Partnership with Way Finders for $2 Million Mortgage, Rent and Utility Assistance

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Congressman Richard E. Neal, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan, and President and CEO of Way Finders Peter A. Gagliardi for an announcement of mortgage, rent and utility assistance and relief.

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June 9, 2020

Way Finders Names Keith Fairey as Next President and Chief Executive Officer

Springfield, MA— Way Finders’ Board of Directors announced today that Keith Fairey will serve as its next President and CEO, succeeding Peter Gagliardi who will retire on June 30 after nearly 30 years of service with the organization.

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June 4, 2020

In Sadness, Anger, and Hope We Stand Together

Dear Friends,

All of us at Way Finders join you in sadness and in anger.

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April 28, 2020

Way Finders Reports Large Increase in Those Seeking Services

Way Finders, Inc. has been experiencing a significant increase in the number of families and individuals who are seeking services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis. Since launching an online assessment portal for Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) funding in late March, the organization has received over 1,200 inquiries, averaging 50-100 new inquiries every day, and is responding with new means of service delivery. 

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March 2, 2020

Way Finders Names Laureen Borgatti Chief Operating Officer

Way Finders Inc. named Laureen Borgatti its new chief operating officer. She has been employed by the organization for 27 years, serving in various administrative capacities, most recently as the organization’s chief of staff and chief administrative officer.

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January 14, 2020

Position Profile - President and CEO

Way Finders seeks a President and CEO (CEO) to achieve the organization’s vision: to build communities in which people do not struggle with income inequality and everyone has access to opportunity and rewards attained through dedication and hard work.

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December 19, 2019

A Letter from Peter Gagliardi

I am writing today to announce that after nearly thirty years, I will be stepping down from my position as President and CEO of Way Finders, effective June 30, 2020.  

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November 21, 2019

Cynthia Vega Buys a Home

Cynthia Vega, her husband, and her four kids lived in a Way Finders’ shelter program for 3 years. Her kids were shared bedrooms, two to a room.

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November 14, 2019

Celebrating Employment Success

Way Finders recently held a Celebration of Success ceremony for its Employment Support program’s partners and participants. Since the inception of the Employment Support program, Way Finders has placed more than 715 individuals into stable employment with over 260 employers with an average minimum wage of $12.96.  

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