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Refugee Agencies in MA Praise House Supplemental Budget that Includes $12 million in Aid for Hundreds Fleeing Afghanistan

Worcester, MA: Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling hundreds of Afghan immigrants, praised the inclusion of $12 million in the $3.65 billion House spending bill that draws from last year’s state budget surplus and over half of the American Rescue Plan funds. We are hopeful that the Senate will be equally supportive of this funding as the budget process moves forward. Read more

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Refugee Agencies in MA Praise House Supplemental Budget that Includes $12 million in Aid for Hundreds Fleeing Afghanistan

Ascentria Care Alliance and International Institute of New England - October 25, 2021

Worcester, MA: Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling hundreds of Afghan immigrants, praised the inclusion of $12 million in the $3.65 billion House spending bill that draws from last year’s state budget surplus and over half of the American Rescue Plan funds. We are hopeful that the Senate will be equally supportive of this funding as the budget process moves forward. Read more

Ascentria Care Alliance Receives Funding from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 1, 2021

In 2019, The Heath Foundation of Central Massachusetts (THFCM) awarded Ascentria Cara Alliance (ACA) an $81,600 Activation Grant for ACA’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program (ILAP).  The funding allowed ILAP to expand its low cost legal assistance for immigrants and refugees by offering full legal representation to low income clients who could afford to pay reduced legal fees.  The demand for those services has exceeded the capacity of current ILAP staff that was funded by THFCM, so ACA has decided to build upon their start-up funding, and to add two full time attorneys and four paralegals to meet the increased demand. Read more

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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