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Community Space Open House on Sep 8

An update from the City of Northampton Division of Community Care:

Dear Community Members, Partners and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of the City of Northampton DHHS Division of Community Care (DCC) Community Space on 9/8/23 from 10am-11am. The event will include opening remarks from City and Regional Leadership, an introduction and description of the use of the Community Space and time to meet and speak with the DCC Community Responders and what services the DCC will be beginning to provide in this exciting first phase of implementation. Following the event community members and partners are welcomed to join Community Responders for pizza and ice cream from 11:30am-12:30pm, take a tour of the Community Space, and participate in activities led by the Community Responders. Tour groups will be organized to give everyone a chance to see the space and will run from 11am-2pm. The DCC Community Space has opened its door to the public as of Tuesday September 5th and is located at 1 Round House Plaza on the first floor. The DCC Community Space and hours of operation are Mon - Fri 8:30am-4pm. In the space you will find a team including a Community Responder, our DCC Coordinator and a Public Health Nurse. To reach the DCC, request services or get support from a Community Responder you can call or text us at (877) DCC-0413 or by emailing the Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Calls or emails received after hours or on the weekends will be returned the next business day. The DCC aims to offer support to individuals that have experienced or are currently experiencing difficult, challenging, and traumatic circumstances in their lives. The Community Responders are dedicated to offering person centered and trauma informed care in efforts to provide emotional support, advocacy, and resource connections for people seeking services. Services the DCC team will be providing for the City of Northampton community members and its visitors include:

  • Emotional Support

  • Identifying resources for meeting basic needs

  • Assistance with system navigation such as housing, food, clothing

  • Medical care assistance with a Public Health Nurse

  • Substance Use and Harm Reduction support

  • Conflict resolution and collaborative problem solving

  • Situation Related to Health and Wellness

  • Ongoing Community Responder Relationship Building and Follow Up Care

We look forward to sharing this exciting time for Northampton, connecting with you and appreciate the many efforts that have brought the Department of Health and Human Services new Division of Community Care.


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