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Healthcare’s Growing Crisis: Need for Workers Providing Patient Care

A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in healthcare: a growing shortage of front-line, low-paid workers providing our early, basic and long-term patient care. Read more

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Healthcare’s Growing Crisis: Need for Workers Providing Patient Care

New Hampshire Business Review - Angela Bovill - January 16, 2020

A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in healthcare: a growing shortage of front-line, low-paid workers providing our early, basic and long-term patient care. Read more

Tis the Season to Celebrate and Anticipate!

Ascentria Care Alliance - December 24, 2019

At Ascentria, we love this time of year! We celebrate the accomplishments of our clients, and give our heartfelt thanks to you, our community of donors, volunteers, and partners. We thank you for investing in our work to help people struggling in transition reach beyond life’s challenges and thrive. Read more

The Little-Known Crisis in Health Care

Worcester Business Journal- Angela Bovill - December 6, 2019

A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in health care: a growing shortage of front-line, low-paid workers providing our early, basic, and long-term patient care. 

Sadly, it seems like society devalues this work. Health professionals, like physicians, are generally paid well. Yet it’s lower-paid workers, like certified nurse assistants, whom patients see more often and trust as a lifeline.  Read more

Alumnus Michael Alden and the Award-Winning Nonprofit, LANGUAGE BANK

Grant Thornton Alumni Community - November 27, 2019

During his time at Grant Thornton from 2010 to 2014, Michael Alden worked in the restructuring practice in New York City, focusing on financial and strategic turnaround services. Now he applies those skills to the Health & Human Services Industry, serving as VP of Business Development at Ascentria Care Alliance.
With a goal to make human services more effective, Ascentria created a nonprofit subsidiary called Language Bank that trains and employs refugees and other new Americans as professional language interpreters. Read more

Six Central Mass. Nonprofits Awarded Business Assistance Grants

Worcester Business Journal - Thomas Grillo - November 20, 2019

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday the state has provided $3 million in small business technical assistance grants to four dozen nonprofits, including six in Central Massachusetts.

Among the local recipients include Ascentria Community Services in Worcester, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce in Whitinsville, the Center for Women and Enterprise in Westborough, NewVue Communities in Fitchburg, North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. in Fitchburg, and the South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Framingham.

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Ascentria is ranked 39th in the 2019 list of Top 100 Women-led Businesses

Ascentria Care Alliance - November 8, 2019

Ascentria is ranked 39th in the 2019 list of Top 100 Women-led Businesses, its fourth consecutive appearance on the list! The criteria considered for the Top 100 list include revenue or operating budget, number of full-time employees in the state, and impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity.  Read more

Volunteer Mentors Help Refugee Youth to Feel Seen, Important, and Loved!

Ascentria Care Alliance - November 6, 2019

Meet Marlena Springstubb! Marlena is a former Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring for Ascentria’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program in Worcester, MA.
 
When Marlena came to Ascentria, her goal was to create a successful and sustainable volunteer mentoring program for refugee youth. During her two years with Ascentria, Marlena developed PartnerUp! a one-on-one volunteer mentoring program. Read more

Leona Martin’s Second Act!

Volunteer Stories - November 1, 2019

Volunteering as a mentor at Ascentria's Ruth House makes perfect sense to Leona. Although many years have passed since she was a teenage mother, she still vividly remembers the challenges she faced and the emotional pain that she felt.  Fortunately for Leona, her mother was very supportive and stood by her. She didn’t judge Leona, and often assured her by saying “We’ll get through this.” She discouraged Leona from marriage and took care of her baby so that Leona could continue her education. Looking back Leona recalled, “I think that the emotional pain gave me the drive to keep moving forward. There were bumps in the road, but I made it!” Read more

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