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The Proven Value Of Workers Over 50

“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’” says Angela Bovill, CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families. She has a ready answer. Read more

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LIRS Warns Against 40% Reduction to Current Refugee Ceiling

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) - August 2, 2018

Every September, the President sets the refugee admissions goal for the coming fiscal year. Last year, the President set the goal at a historically low 45,000 refugees who could be resettled in Fiscal Year 2018. Meanwhile the need for refugee resettlement has never been greater, and it continues to grow. Now is the time for state and local elected leaders to take a stand and urge the President to resettle 75,000 refugees in the coming fiscal yearRead more

Ascentria’s Services for New Americans Relocates

Ascentria Care Alliance - July 16, 2018

Services for New Americans (SNA), a member of Ascentria Care Alliance, announces their relocation to West Springfield to provide improved services and greater accessibility for refugee and immigrant families. The program will continue to offer refugee resettlement and case management services, English (ESOL) classes, employment services and immigration and legal services for new Americans. Read more

Child separation recipe for lifelong health, behavioral problems

Telegram & Gazette - July 1, 2018

Separating children from their parents who accompanied them across the United States’ southwestern border is setting them up for potential lifelong health, developmental and behavioral problems, according to a UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center pediatrician who studies traumatic stress in children. Read more

Protecting children is the heart of our mission.

Ascentria Care Alliance - June 21, 2018

Dear Friend, We have been experiencing a nightmare. Thousands of innocent migrant children have been taken from their parents…in the United States of America! You probably heard the audio recording of children crying out for their parents. It’s all been so heartbreaking. Read more

Ascentria E-News June 2018

Ascentria Development Department - June 19, 2018

Ascentria E-Newsletter and E-Updates on Ways to Get Involved Read more

Riding out the poverty: Ready to Go program provides reliable transportation to work, daycare

Telegram and Gazette - June 16, 2018

Ready to Go, a transportation service offered through the Good News Garage arm of Ascentria Care Alliance, was initiated in Worcester this past April and has already begun making it easier for people to get to work. Read more

Worcester Celebrates ''World Refugee Day" June 15

Ascentria Care Alliance - May 14, 2018

Ascentria Care Alliance together with the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), will celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 15 from 4 - 6 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester MA. Read more

Ready To Go, a Transportation Service of Good News Garage, Begins Serving Worcester Area

Good News Garage - May 14, 2018

WORCESTER, MA – Good News Garage, a nonprofit providing affordable and reliable transportation options for people in need, recently launched a pilot of its Ready To Go program in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ready To Go uses donated vans to transport Worcester-area individuals and families to essential life activities, including work, daycare, and education at no cost to the rider.  Read more

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