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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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“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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Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Executive Order

Ascentria Care Alliance - January 23, 2020

On January 15th, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Trump's executive order, which would have required state and local governments to submit written consent to the federal government in order to resettle refugees. Read more

Healthcare’s Growing Crisis: Need for Workers Providing Patient Care

New Hampshire Business Review - Angela Bovill - January 16, 2020

A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in healthcare: a growing shortage of front-line, low-paid workers providing our early, basic and long-term patient care. Read more

Tis the Season to Celebrate and Anticipate!

Ascentria Care Alliance - December 24, 2019

At Ascentria, we love this time of year! We celebrate the accomplishments of our clients, and give our heartfelt thanks to you, our community of donors, volunteers, and partners. We thank you for investing in our work to help people struggling in transition reach beyond life’s challenges and thrive. Read more

The Little-Known Crisis in Health Care

Worcester Business Journal- Angela Bovill - December 6, 2019

A convergence of trends is producing a real crisis in health care: a growing shortage of front-line, low-paid workers providing our early, basic, and long-term patient care. 

Sadly, it seems like society devalues this work. Health professionals, like physicians, are generally paid well. Yet it’s lower-paid workers, like certified nurse assistants, whom patients see more often and trust as a lifeline.  Read more

Alumnus Michael Alden and the Award-Winning Nonprofit, LANGUAGE BANK

Grant Thornton Alumni Community - November 27, 2019

During his time at Grant Thornton from 2010 to 2014, Michael Alden worked in the restructuring practice in New York City, focusing on financial and strategic turnaround services. Now he applies those skills to the Health & Human Services Industry, serving as VP of Business Development at Ascentria Care Alliance.
With a goal to make human services more effective, Ascentria created a nonprofit subsidiary called Language Bank that trains and employs refugees and other new Americans as professional language interpreters. Read more

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