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Agencies Prepare for Afghan Arrivals to Concord

As early as October, evacuated Afghans could begin arriving in Concord to make the area their new home. Read more

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Agencies Prepare for Afghan Arrivals to Concord

Concord Monitor - September 16, 2021

As early as October, evacuated Afghans could begin arriving in Concord to make the area their new home. Read more

Agencies in New Hampshire Work on Resettling Afghan Refugees

AP News - September 15, 2021

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two agencies in New Hampshire are working on resettlement plans for Afghan refugees.

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Public Announcements Concerning Proposed Health Care Projects

- September 14, 2021

Ascentria Care Alliance, Inc. intends to file a Notice of Determination of Need with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a conservation project by Lutheran Home of Jamaica Plain, Inc., a conservation project by Fair Havens, Inc. d/b/a Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center, and a conservation project by Lutheran Housing Corporation-Brockton d/b/a Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center.  Read more

Massachusetts Aid Groups in ‘Overdrive’ Preparing for Afghan Evacuees

Mass Live - September 2, 2021

Aid organizations across the state are in overdrive preparing to help in the efforts to aid Afghan refugees when they arrive in the state, whenever that might be. Read more

Our Turn: Let's Welcome All Refugees

Concord Monitor - Jeff Kinney and Jeff Thielman - August 26, 2021

There has been a groundswell of community support throughout New England to evacuate Afghan refugees and those granted Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) protection following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

We’re heartened by this support as we all see this tragedy playing out in real-time. Who among us didn’t feel the Afghans’ pain as we watched them clinging to the U.S. military transport plane trying to take off from Kabul Airport? We must take whatever action is needed to safely evacuate these people as quickly as possible. Ascentria Care Alliance and International Institute of New England (IINE) stand ready to assist in the effort as best we can.

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Ziegler Closes $85,535,000 Financing For Ascentria Care Alliance

WFMZ - July 19, 2021

CHICAGO, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of Ascentria Care Alliance's Series 2021 Bonds.

Ascentria Care Alliance, Inc. (Ascentria) is a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) operating over 30 faith-based human service programs throughout New England. Dating back nearly 150 years, Ascentria provides services to a broad range of individuals, including older adults, adults with disabilities and mental illness, children and families at risk, refugees and immigrants and low‐income individuals who need affordable housing or transportation. As one of the largest human service organizations in New England, Ascentria empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life's challenges.

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Growing, Learning, Living Well - it’s a SNAP!

Ascentria Care Alliance - July 14, 2021

Your Support Grows Vegetables and Brings Healthy Eating to the Community

Ascentria’s SNAP-Education Nutrition Program (SNAP-Ed) was established in 2013, to help members of the local community in Hampden County, MA make healthy, nutritious food choices and lead physically active lifestyles.

Given the expressed interest in gardening, 2 years ago, in partnership with 3 West Springfield Public Schools and community stakeholders, we piloted a school garden program and built school gardens for each site. We have since installed 18 raised beds at each of our school partner sites. Read more

My Turn: New Hampshire is neglecting its most vulnerable citizens

The Concord Monitor - May 18, 2021

Two years ago my friend Paul Scott and I wrote an op-ed urging our legislators to invest in the Choices for Independence (CFI) waiver. Paul was one of thousands of medically vulnerable people in New Hampshire, ages 18 to over 100, who qualify for nursing homes but choose to remain in their own homes.

Paul suffered a catastrophic injury many years ago and it was through the CFI waiver that he was able to remain at home. Despite our plea, CFI is currently failing people like Paul.

Home and community-based care cost a fraction of what a nursing home does. Unfortunately, these programs have been underfunded for over a decade, so badly that New Hampshire ranks 50th in the amount of Medicaid funding it spends on home and community-based care.

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