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CIES language, but not loan repayment, in House budget

Despite securing more than 50 co-sponsors and legislators receiving more than 900 letters of support over the past two weeks, Amendment #914 - the pilot loan repayment program for direct care human services workers filed by Rep. Jeffrey Roy - was not included in consolidated amendment (G) Tuesday night as the state House of Representatives continued to work through its FY '17 budget proposal.

More than 50 reps. co-sponsor loan repayment amendment!

The state budget debate begins on Monday, April 25, and more than 50 representatives have co-sponsored Rep. Jeffrey Roy's amendment #914.

Reps. co-sponsor human services House budget amendments

A number of representatives have co-sponsored two budget amendments filed by legislators on behalf of the Providers' Council and our members.

Limited space remains for Annual Business Meeting & forum

The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting and The Changing Face of Human Services forum on Wednesday, April 6 at The Verve Hotel in Natick.

Council attending upcoming Chapter 257 information sessions

The Providers' Council is attending all Chapter 257 information sessions that are being held across the Commonwealth.

Committee removes right-of-first-refusal provision

The Joint Committee on Revenue Tuesday reported out a bill "in part" but removed a potentially damaging provision that would give cities and towns a right-of-first-refusal provision when a nonprofit seeks to sell property or change its use.

Save the date for great Council events in April!

The Providers' Council will host its Annual Business Meeting, Forum on Workforce Projections 2020 and 5th Annual Caring Force Rally for Human Services in early April!

Register to vote by Wednesday, February 10!

The Massachusetts presidential primary is right around the corner on Wednesday, February 10, but you need to register to vote before you head to the polls on March 1!

Council hosts forum with ANF, EOHHS secretaries

The Providers' Council on Tuesday, December 22 held a forum with the secretaries of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Council joins 200+ other nonprofits in opposing IRS regs

The Providers' Council on Tuesday joined more than 200 other nonprofit organizations in calling on the Internal Revenue Service to withdraw a proposed regulation that would have charitable nonprofits collect and report donors’ Social Security numbers to the IRS.

Help The Caring Force reach our goal during the Race to 20K!

The Caring Force is aiming to get 20,000 members by 2016 and the initiative will be giving away some great prizes along the way!

Engaging New Voters: Nonprofit VOTE releases new report

Nonprofit VOTE released a new report earlier this week, Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout, studying how nonprofits and community based organizations affect voter engagement and turnout in often overlooked demographics.

Council to host ANF forum with Secretary Lepore

The Providers' Council will host an Administration & Finance Luncheon Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 22 featuring Administration & Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. The event is scheduled to take place at Suffolk University Law School from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Council submits testimony on Community Services Network rates

The Providers' Council on Monday, November 23 submitted testimony on Community Services Network rates to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Council, allies send letter to state on Caring Together

The Providers' Council joined the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Children's League to send a letter to the administration outlining our concerns with the Caring Together rate-setting process

Providers’ Council testifies before state Task Force on Employment

The Providers' Council on Wednesday, October 14 testified before an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Task Force that is exploring issues of unemployment and underemployment in the Commonwealth, particularly with those individuals who have barriers to employment.

Celebrate NVRD; register to vote on Sept. 22!

Tomorrow's the big day!

State task force to hold hearings on work opportunities

The Baker Administration is currently conducting several public hearings throughout the Commonwealth to discuss work development opportunities and initiatives for people of color, individuals with disabilities and others with traditionally high rates of unemployment.

Work for the Providers’ Council!

The Providers' Council is hiring an Administrative and Support Associate to work with us in our Boston office.

Join the Council on Sept. 28 for a Social Enterprise tour

Join the Providers' Council and the Social Enterprise Alliance-Massachusetts Chapter for an opportunity to tour and learn more about a fellow human service agency's social enterprise: Cloud4Causes of HMEA.

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