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Our Turn: Welcoming Communities

In the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, communities around the country are welcoming at least 70,000 Afghans to the United States. Our organizations, Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England (IINE), expect to resettle more than 200 Afghans in the Granite State by the middle of February, nearly three times as many refugees as New Hampshire welcomed in all of last year.

The experiences of Afghan evacuees are a sobering reminder of the trauma refugees face when fleeing their home countries. In their evacuations, Afghans in our services left everything behind — homes, personal possessions, friends and family. They worry about loved ones living in a nation that is quickly becoming the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis.

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Ascentria Care Alliance chosen to participate in Innovation Lab to improve human services

Ascentria Care Alliance - November 16, 2018

Ascentria Care Alliance, one of New England’s largest nonprofits, was recently chosen as one of eight organizations to participate in the “2018 Results Innovation Lab” sponsored by Lutheran Services in America (LSA). Read more

'Empowering' Vt. Nonprofit Awards 5,000th Vehicle

Jack Thurston, NECN - November 13, 2018

Good News Garage provides vehicles to low-income families who struggle with transportation.

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Ascentria Care Alliance and CEO Angela Bovill Recognized As a Top 100 Women-Led Business

Ascentria Care Alliance - November 1, 2018

New England-based Ascentria Care Alliance and its President and CEO Angela Bovill were honored at a recent awards breakfast held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, announcing the 2018 list of “Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.” Read more

Ascentria Care Alliance Opposes Trump Administration Slashing Refugee Admissions

Ascentria Care Alliance - September 19, 2018

Ascentria Care Alliance, one of New England’s largest nonprofits, joined the growing number of organizations opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to slash FY 2019’s refugee admissions goal to 30,000, a 33% cut from this year. Read more

Rapid Response Toolkit: Tell Congress and the Administration a Refugee Admissions Goal of 30,000 Is Morally Inexcusable

Church World Service - September 18, 2018

The Trump administration has just set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at 30,000 - the lowest level in U.S. history. This drastically low number will leave tens of thousands of vulnerable refugees without a chance at safety. Here is a rapid response toolkit to equip everyone to take action on this. Read more

URGENT CALLS NEEDED TODAY

Church World Service - September 5, 2018

Tell Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable to Setting and Meeting a Robust Refugee Admissions Goal  Read more

40 Under Forty: Michael Alden, 35

Worcester Business Journal - August 28, 2018

Congratulations to Ascentria's own Michael Alden, VP of business development, for being chosen as one of this year's "40 Under Forty" by the Worcester Business Journal! Way to go, Michael for this well-deserved recognition!! Read more

For Teen Mothers Facing Homelessness, Mentors Can Make a Difference

Yahoo News - August 22, 2018

Janet Waters, Encore Fellow at Ascentria, shares her amazing experience as a mentor to the Ruth House teen moms and the relationships developed within the teen moms and Encore volunteers. Read more

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