News, Ideas & Impact

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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July 30, 2019

The MassMutual Foundation Provides Way Finders with $1.5 Million in Support of Capital Campaign

The MassMutual Foundation, Inc. – a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) – today announced it is giving Way Finders $1.5 million to help fund the organization’s new Housing Center that is currently being constructed in Springfield.

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July 29, 2019

Senior Health and Leadership in Springfield

Whether taking a vigorous chair aerobics class or walking through the Old Hill neighborhood, a group of seniors from Springfield are becoming healthier and transforming their community in the process.

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July 28, 2019

Community Gardens at Way Finders Properties

The spring and summer seasons of 2018 will be remembered as times of abundance by the families living at Butternut Farm in Amherst. As part of our ongoing Resident Engagement Initiative, which began in 2017, we learned that the most successful way to manage a property requires open communication and teamwork with our residents.

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July 27, 2019

Ivan Felix Creates a Path to a Successful Future

Ivan Felix is a 31-year-old Section 8 participant from Puerto Rico who enrolled in our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in 2016. When he joined the program he was struggling with keeping a job and managing his finances. He couldn't picture himself with a successful future. He had no high school education, income, credit, transportation, health insurance, or support.

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July 26, 2019

Way Finders launches SNO Mass Program

Way Finders is launching a new Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) economic mobility program called Supporting Neighhood Opportunity is Massachusetts (SNO Mass)

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