[BusinessWest] A Region Comes Together to Support Evacuees from Puerto Rico

[BusinessWest] A Region Comes Together to Support Evacuees from Puerto Rico

February 22, 2018
Author: jvogel

..."Jim Ayres, president and CEO of the United Way of Pioneer Valley, said his organization was meeting very early on an evacuee-assistance strategy. Early on, Springfield and Holyoke designated the welcome centers as places to go to find out how to enroll a child in school, meet nutrititional needs, and get immediate health services. 'Then there’s the underlying trauma piece and mental-health needs people may have. It takes a lot of coordination, a lot of logistical management.'"...

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