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Way Finders Receives $195,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Way Finders was awarded a three-year grant for $195,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to continue working with community advocates to advance age-friendly policies in Springfield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Media Coverage | August 23, 2019
MassLive: Written by Elizabeth Roman