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Our nation is very sick. We are living through a pandemic, which is the easiest of the illnesses. We are also living with a cancer called racism and we suffer from massive crippling of income inequality. The first one can be cured with a vaccine, however the second two are much more structural and systemic. Read more

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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

Florence House: The Home Your Donation Built

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 29, 2019

In the spring, Florence House residents and staff welcomed local politicians church members, philanthropic leaders, businesses, and donors to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the doors to this new home. Florence House provides a safe haven for single teen moms with small children who might otherwise be homeless, living in unsafe situations or substandard housing. Read more

Providing Legal Services to Those in Need

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 29, 2019

Ascentria’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) was recently awarded a generous grant of $81,600 from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts’ Activation Fund Grant. This grant will support our work to provide free and low-cost legal services to immigrants in Massachusetts.  Read more

Ascentria's New Workforce Development Initiative

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 29, 2019

Ascentria is partnering with Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) to develop a program to train workers for jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance.  This partnership was made possible by one of the first-ever round of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants. Read more

Aramark Volunteers Making a Difference

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 29, 2019

Volunteers from the Aramark Building Community (ABC) program came together to assemble backpacks and school supplies, and bean soup packages for Ascentria’s clients. Read more

Ascentria Care Alliance Names Scott Isbrandt to New Position: VP of Transitional Services

Ascentria Care Alliance - October 18, 2019

Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human service nonprofits in New England, announced it has hired Scott Isbrandt as Vice President of Transitional Services.
 
The newly created position is responsible for multi-state leadership of eight programs in three business units in MA, NH and VT, with a combined budget of nine million dollars. Read more

Massachusetts to Continue Accepting Refugees Following Executive Order, Governor Says

Mass Live - October 2, 2019

The Trump administration’s new executive order not only caps refugee admissions nationwide at 18,000 for the next fiscal year, it also puts the onus on municipalities and states across the country to give written consent to allow refugees resettle into their communities.

Massachusetts is poised to offer that written consent, according to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office.

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From Fear to Inclusion

The Patch - October 2, 2019

Imaginarte: Views by Refugee Minors: Teen refugee photographers explore their lives, experiences, and voices through visual images

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