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Providers’ Council celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

The Providers' Council hosted its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 28 in Worcester at the Beechwood Hotel.

New Elder Affairs, DTA leaders named

The Baker administration named Alice Bonner the new secretary of Elder Affairs and Jeff McCue the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance.

House Ways & Means Releases Budget

On April 15, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal.

Nearly 800 Caring Force Members fill State House!

The Caring Force held its 4th Annual Caring Force Rally at the State House on April 7 where nearly 800 members advocated in support of human services.

Final Countdown to The Caring Force Rally!

The Caring Force State House rally is on April 7 at the Massachusetts State House

Council Releases Beyond Social Value Report

The Providers’ Council, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and UMass Dartmouth released Beyond Social Value: The Economic Impact of the Human Services Sector at a State House briefing on March 25.

Support Human Services: Attend budget hearings

The Senate Ways and Means committee will begin holding public hearings this month to address concerns about the FY '16 budget.

Register Today: 2015 Caring Force Rally

The Caring Force will hold their 4th State House Rally on April 7 at the Great Hall.

Council letter to the editor appears in Boston Globe

On February 23, The Boston Globe published President & CEO Michael Weekes' letter to the editor discussing Philadelphia Insurance denying claims to human services agencies.

Council discusses insurance claim in Boston Globe

Philadelphia Insurance has rejected insurance claims to providers after the closure of the Long Island bridge, claiming "wear and tear" of city property is not covered in providers' plan.

Gov. Baker signs FY ‘15 budget fix

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday, Feb. 13, signed a spending bill designed to fix a $768 million deficit in the state's FY '15 budget.

U.S. House of Representatives passes America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12 the House of Representatives passed H.R 644, the America Gives More Act of 2015.

Urge your U.S. Representative to support the America Gives More Act

On Thursday, February 12, the U.S House of Representatives will vote on the America Gives More Act, H.R. 644 and the Council need you to take action today.

Administration makes some 9C cuts to human services

Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders held a teleconference Wednesday, February 4 with providers, coalitions, membership organizations and other EOHHS stakeholders about the Administration's efforts to close a $768 million gap in the FY '15 budget.

Council sends letter to Congress on charitable giving bills

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes on Tuesday, February 3 sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, asking the congressman to pass the Charitable Giving Incentive Bills in the Ways & Means Committee markup

Take action TODAY: Ask Legislators to co-sponsor Legislative Agenda

2015-2016 Legislative Agenda

The Providers' Council has file their pro-workforce legislative agenda for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Senate announces committee chairs, leaders

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, who was elected president by his colleagues, announced leadership positions and committee assignments for Senate Democrats on Wednesday, January 21.

Court orders state to fully implement Chapter 257

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan today issued a final order that the Commonwealth must fully implement Chapter 257 by the beginning of the state's 2016 fiscal year. The decision was made in a complaint filed against the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services by The Collaborative -- made up of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers and the Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers (Providers' Council) -- and the Children's League of Massachusetts.

Charlie Baker sworn in as Governor

On Thursday, January 8, Charlie Baker took his oath to serve as Governor of the Commonwealth.

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