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Springfield Jewish Community Center camp brings joy to diverse population, including children from Ukraine, Afghanistan

Matthew Grochowski has been attending the Jewish Community Center Summer Camp since 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the traditional camp. Read more

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Together We Must Make a Difference

Ascentria Care Alliance - June 3, 2020

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

‘Superheroes work here’ -- Young mom thanks front line workers at Ruth House in Brockton

The Enterprise - May 11, 2020

When young Brockton mother Jasmine Meninno was deciding on what to draw on a banner she was making for the essential workers at Ruth House, “Rosie the Riveter” popped right into her brain. Read more

Our Sincerest Thanks on this Giving Thanks Tuesday

Ascentria Care Alliance - May 5, 2020

These are extraordinary times. We see the challenges of this pandemic playing out in front of us every day.  We recognize the enormous burden that many are carrying, including issues related to unemployment, loneliness, physical health and stress from uncertainty.  As a human services provider, our mission is to be there for those who need us, especially now. Arguably, our work has never been more important.

This is also a time of reflection - a time to give thanks for the generosity of amazing supporters like yourself. You are the reason we are able to continue our important work of helping those in need. Read more

Thanks for Giving!

Ascentria Care Alliance - May 5, 2020

Every day our clients thank us for providing services that help them meet life's challenges and thrive. But the truth is, without supporters like yourself, we would not be able to help people like Amanda. So when she thanked Ascentria for the car she was awarded, she was thanking you as well. Read more

Thank You from Pastor Ross Goodman

Ascentria Care Alliance - May 5, 2020

As Ascentria's Board Vice Chair, Pastor Ross Goodman knows first-hand that we could not support our communities' most vulnerable without our donors. All of us at Ascentria echo his words of gratitude for your continued generosity.  Read more

“I Was Often Told That I Will Never Become Anything in My Life.” – Kirian’s Story

Ascentria Care Alliance - April 17, 2020

Growing up in Honduras, Kirian Vasquez was left to fend for herself at the age of 14. For as long as she could remember, she was told that as a woman, her job was to be a wife and a mother, nothing more. “I was often told that I will never become anything [in] my life,” explained Kirian. Desperate to escape, Kirian fled to the United States, where as an unaccompanied minor, she was placed into the care of Ascentria Care Alliance’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP). Read more

Ascentria Care Alliance Welcomes New Vice President of Development

Ascentria Care Alliance - March 2, 2020

Worcester, MA – Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human service nonprofits in New England, announces the addition of Karen-Louise Walker as Vice President of Development. Karen joined Ascentria in February and is responsible for leading, planning, and implementing all external fundraising activities.    Read more

Mentoring, friendship and inclusion keys to success for refugees

Laconia Daily Sun - February 12, 2020

LACONIA – When Albertine D’Almeida arrived in the United States at age four, the refugee from Ghana experienced two kinds of shock. First, the January air in Boston seemed preposterously cold. “I woke up and started crying,” said D’Almeida, now a sophomore at Laconia High School. 

Her second discovery was more jarring.

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