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Two Local Resettlement Agencies Address Biden's Proposed Asylum Ban

The Biden Administration’s proposed rule would ban people from seeking asylum in the U.S. if they do not apply for asylum in another country first or do not make an appointment with a Customs and Border office through a mobile application. 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

Vermont charity, wrestling with industry challenges, gives away 5,500th donated car

Jack Thurston New England Cable News Reporter - September 9, 2021

A Vermont-based nonprofit that provides safe and reliable vehicles to people in need throughout Vermont and Massachusetts says it's facing new challenges created by global supply chain problems. 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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Low wages for caregivers leave disabled Granite Staters without care

By TEDDY ROSENBLUTH Monitor staff - July 31, 2021

For 16 years, seven days a week, six hours a day, Tracey Cintron worked as a caregiver for Jim Piet.
   Piet has lived with cerebral palsy since birth when his umbilical cord coiled around his neck, leaving him unable to walk and his arms stiffly folded into his chest. Read more

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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