Thursday, February 19, 2009

Meeting February 12th

The meeting on February 12th welcomed some new members from PACE of the North Shore and the Tenant Preservation Program. We discussed the workshop and making it an even bigger event - which means spending some more time brainstorming and planning before we set an official date/time. An exciting idea that was brought up was to invite an entertainer to start out the program - we all agreed that you need to keep your sense of humor while working with families, especially your own.

Additional goals were set to work on revising the hoarding resourse list, hosting a support group for "treasure collecters" who want to declutter and the possibility of developing a web-site.

The group has been invited to present at the MassHousing Regional Meeting/Lowell on April 3, 2009. Teri will attend and encourages other members to check their schedules and join her.

The next meeting will be held on March 12th at 9 a.m. at Senior Care, Inc.


Pastor Steve said...

Care for First Responders

In every case of tragedy caused by accident or crime, the public always focuses its attention on the victims and their families. That is the way it should be when death or serious injury occur. This is certainly true in the injury or death of a child.

There is, however, another group that also feels the pain. First responders are the ones who work injury and death scenes in the most difficult of circumstances. They must protect boundaries of personal emotion to professionally manage a tragedy. But when the day is over, and these public servants return to their homes and to their families, the realities of a critical incident become a potential source of personal heartache. In many cases, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) programs offered by law enforcement agencies are an effective means in addressing emotional issues.

Let us all be conscious of the feelings of our first responders and lift them up in prayer. “Stories of the Street: Images of the Human Condition” demonstrates the value of CISM.
Volunteer Police Chaplain Steve Best, (Ret.)Barnes &

the zak said...

What's the latest update about the Cambridge task force?...