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Hometown Hero Award presented to Daniel Clifford

posted Mar 21, 2017, 9:47 AM by Andrew Drewnowski

Daniel Clifford, a resident of Amherst who lives at one of ServiceNet’s group homes, was recognized by the American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts for his heroic use of the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of program director, Gus Ramirez.  Clifford took a first aid class ten years ago, and when Ramirez started choking, he immediately sprang into action.  “It made me feel good, I felt like I did what I needed to do,” said Clifford.  The award was presented by Hali Dunn, of Eversource, at the annual Hometown Heroes breakfast on Friday, March 17th in Springfield.  


WWLP: Western Mass. Red Cross Names Danny Clifford, who is a ServiceNet program resident, a Hometown Hero

posted Mar 16, 2017, 6:41 AM by Andrew Drewnowski

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Danny Clifford lives in a group home in Amherst. He suffers from Cerebral Palsy and has limited use of one arm.

But that didn’t stop Danny from becoming a hometown hero. Danny used the Heimlich maneuver, saving the life of the group home director who was choking on a tangerine wedge that was stuck in his throat.

Gus Ramirez of the Servicenet Program told 22News, “He knew the universal sign that something was wrong, He immediately within seconds reacted, came behind me and saved my life. What’s remarkable is that Danny, a client in this program was the only client I knew who took the first aid CPR, he learned it.”

Danny Clifford, a western Massachusetts hometown hero, said, “It look me that long to look at seeing this gentleman choking and react, using the skills that I learned ten years ago.”

Ramirez added, “After I recovered, after the Adrenaline rush, I looked at him and I gave him a hug. I went home and told my wife about it I was very touched that Danny was able to save my life

Danny Clifford overcame his disability during those precious seconds when he saw his friend, mentor, and caregiver in jeopardy. Staff members called it inspiring.

Cheryl Denniston, also of the Servicenet program said, “He has one arm that he doesn’t have full use of. But it didn’t matter. He made sure that was his arm that he used. He took a strong arm to push the other arm in.

Clifford said, “It made me feel good, I felt like I was, I did what I needed to do.”

Danny Clifford has earned the right to be called a hometown hero. The western Massachusetts Red Cross will honor Danny at the hometown hero’s breakfast on Friday March 17th.

Weather Information for 3-14-2017

posted Mar 13, 2017, 10:54 AM by James Saccento   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 4:28 PM ]

All ServiceNet Outpatient Clinics will be closed tomorrow due to the impending snow storm.

Reminder: RSVP to Evening with the Stars by March 3rd

posted Feb 24, 2017, 8:14 AM by Andrew Drewnowski   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 1:16 PM by James Saccento ]

                    RSVP Here!

                    Make a Song Request Here

Final Days of the United Way Campaign

posted Nov 17, 2016, 8:49 AM by Maeve Shaughnessy   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

Have you donated? As a partner agency, ServiceNet receives funding from both Franklin and Hampshire County United Ways.  This year, we expanded our giving opportunities to all four United Ways in Western MA, so you can give to the community that matters most to you!  Ask your manager for a form and return it to Human Resources - 296 Nonotuck Street, Florence.

No amount is too small, even giving less than $1 per pay period can still make a big impact!  

Thank you!

Mid-November ServiceNotes

posted Nov 16, 2016, 8:57 AM by Maeve Shaughnessy

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Resource Center Featured on WWLP News

posted Nov 2, 2016, 12:31 PM by Maeve Shaughnessy

Check out the story by Matt Caron of WWLP News on our Northampton Resource Center.  Matt interviewed program director Katie Miernecki about resources available.

Watch the video here.

Early November ServiceNotes

posted Nov 2, 2016, 7:29 AM by Maeve Shaughnessy

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Mid-October ServiceNotes

posted Oct 19, 2016, 8:24 AM by Maeve Shaughnessy

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Early October ServiceNotes

posted Oct 5, 2016, 8:14 AM by Maeve Shaughnessy

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