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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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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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October 1, 2019

Way Finders Secures $23M In Final Funding For Library Commons In Holyoke

Way Finders will break ground Oct. 24 on Library Commons — 38 affordable, multifamily housing units in the Chestnut Street neighborhood.

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September 25, 2019

Residential Health Advocate - Karon Tyler

Karon Tyler, 72, says she’s shy but her activism speaks to the contrary.

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August 23, 2019

live well springfield celebrates local role models

Media Coverage | August 23, 2019

MassLive: Written by Elizabeth Roman

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