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With low wages and few workers, NH home care system has ‘gone off the cliff'

Borja Alvarez de Toledo says the home care workers he employs "perform miracles," when they do the dressing, bathing and light housework that allows elderly adults, who are eligible for nursing home care, to continue to seek personal care services at home.

And yet, these workers are paid $13.50 an hour and are never eligible for benefits, said Alvarez de Toledo, CEO of Waypoint, a nonprofit agency that provides different social services throughout New Hampshire. The low wages and lack of benefits make it extremely difficult to find employees willing to provide this essential service.

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Grappling with war: Ukrainian community in N.H. mounts aid efforts while awaiting resettlement

BY: AMANDA GOKEE New Hampshire Bulletin - April 28, 2022

Since the war broke out in Ukraine, Kateryna Kelly has discovered the Ukrainian community in New Hampshire is bigger than she thought, as people have come forward to join the aid effort. Read more

Select Board sets lease of Bromfield House for Afghan relief group

The Harvard Press BY MARTY GREEN - April 15, 2022

In a unanimous vote Monday, the School Committee turned over control of Bromfield House to the Select Board. And a day later, at its Tuesday meeting, the Select Board gave overall approval to a lease that will allow Afghan refugees to use the house for about a year. Read more

Ukrainian refugee family reunited with relatives in U.S.

NBC News By Kelsy Kershaw and Andrew Davis - April 14, 2022

WESTFIELD, Mass. — When the bombing started, they hid in the basement.

Ivan Yemelianov, 36; Liudmyla Yemelianova, known as Myla, 38; and their four young children fled their home near Kyiv, Ukraine, almost two months ago, after Russia invaded their country.

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As Ukraine refugee crisis grows, volunteers and officials in Massachusetts prep for new arrivals

WCVB Chronicle - April 13, 2022

NEEDHAM, Mass. —

More than 4 million Ukrainians have fled their country since fighting broke out in February, and another 7 million have been displaced inside Ukraine.

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The first Ukrainian refugees arriving in Mass. will live in Westfield

Nirvani Williams, New England Public Media WBUR - April 7, 2022

A Ukrainian family was expected to arrive in Massachusetts Wednesday night as the first refugees to enter the state after Russia's invasion of the country. Read more

Senator Eldridge Makes Court Filing to Help Afghan Refugees

Senator Eldridge - April 5, 2022

Harvard, MA – State Senator Jamie Eldridge filed an amicus brief in Worcester Probate and Family Court in support of the town of Harvard’s interest to change the trust governing the Bromfield House, to allow the vacant historical house to be used for people to live in, so that Harvard can place some of the Afghan families living in Harvard there. 

The amicus brief strongly urges the Court to allow an Afghan refugee family to live in the vacant Bromfield House as part of the Town of Harvard’s initiative to secure housing for the Afghan refugee families still in need of housing. An amicus brief is known as a “friend of the court” brief where a non-party advocates for a particular court decision. 

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Refugee resettlement organizations prep for arrival of Ukrainians in Massachusetts

By AMY SOKOLOW Boston Herald - April 1, 2022

Refugee resettlement organizations across the state have begun preparations for welcoming some of the 100,000 Ukrainian refugees coming to the U.S., and some have already begun receiving inquiries. Read more

Massachusetts to welcome first Ukrainian refugees next week

CAI | By Patrick Flanary - March 30, 2022

First family is expected to arrive in West Springfield, six weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Massachusetts is preparing to welcome its first Ukrainian family of refugees next week.

Governor Charlie Baker says the state should be ready to resettle evacuees fleeing what the United Nations calls Europe's largest refugee crisis of the century.

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