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Contact Your Legislators

Advocate for change in your community by calling your representatives, sending emails, sharing our campaigns, and learning more about the problems that our communities face.

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Get the Facts: Resource Sheets to Share

Looking for some resources to help get you started with advocacy? We've got you covered with these free toolkits and materials to share with your community both online and off.

Transportation and Poverty

Access to reliable transportation has a direct impact on a person's upward mobility and economic progress. Transportation equity is critical! Learn more about how access to reliable, affordable transportation affects people in your state by clicking the link below.

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The State of Foster Care

There is an urgent need for more foster parents across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We are urgently working to recruit, train and license at least 6 new foster parents per year.

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Press Releases

Ascentria's advocacy team is working constantly to fight for, or against policies that directly impact our communities. Learn more about our ongoing work and the issues our communities face by reading the articles below.

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The Foster Care Placement Crisis

We are sounding the alarm bell! The need for more foster homes has never been more crucial than at this present time for the children and teens involved in the state of Massachusetts’ child welfare. As of 2021, there are between 9,000 and 10,000 children and young adults in foster care in Massachusetts. Many of these children have nowhere to go as a result of the current deficit of foster homes and new foster parents.

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New Hampshire Neglects its most Vulnerable

Two years ago my friend Paul Scott and I wrote an op-ed urging our legislators to invest in the Choices for Independence (CFI) waiver. Paul was one of thousands of medically vulnerable people in New Hampshire, ages 18 to over 100, who qualify for nursing homes but choose to remain in their own homes.

Paul suffered a catastrophic injury many years ago and it was through the CFI waiver that he was able to remain at home. Despite our plea, CFI is currently failing people like Paul.

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Our Turn: Welcoming Communities

In the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, communities around the country welcomed at least 70,000 Afghans to the United States.

Our organizations, Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England (IINE), resettled 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.

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