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Council staff takes Ice Bucket Challenge with Nancy Frates!

The Providers' Council staff took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge with special guest Nancy Frates!

Celebrate 25 years of the ADA in Boston and Worcester this week!

Join public officials and community leaders at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22 on Boston Common to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! And on Saturday, July 25 from noon to 4 p.m., join public officials and community leaders at a celebration of the 25th Anniversary at Union Station in Worcester.

Gov. Baker submits Supplemental Budget bill

In addition to signing the FY '16 state budget on July 17, Governor Charlie Baker also filed a Supplemental Budget bill to support the recommendations from the Governor's Opioid Working Group and to fund the annualization of the FY '15 Human Services Salary Reserve, along with other items.

Gov. Baker signs FY ‘16 state budget

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY '16 state budget, making several vetoes.

Providers’ Council delivers testimony on Earned Sick Time

The Providers' Council testified on Earned Sick Time earlier this week at a public hearing in Boston and sent written testimony to the Attorney General's Office on May 21.

The Collaborative and state reach agreement on Chapter 257

An agreement on with the Baker Administration and the Collaborative in regards to Chapter 257 has finally been reached.

Providers’ Council celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

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

Council elects new officers, board members

The Providers' Council held its Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester.

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.

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.

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.

Join the Council for our 40th Anniversary Celebration!

The Providers' Council will host its 40th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 28 in Worcester at the Beechwood Inn.

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

Storm doesn’t stop human service workers

Some parts of Massachusetts saw historic amounts of snow this week, but that did not stop human service workers from caring for the Commonwealth's most vulnerable residents.

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.

Watch videos from our Peer Provider Awards!

At our 39th Annual Convention & Expo, We Create Community, four organizations were recognized for their great work and innovation with our Peer Provider Award.

Council holds Annual Convention & Expo, We Create Community!

The Providers' Council on Monday, November 17 held its 39th Annual Convention & Expo, We Create Community, at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

Council cited in Globe editorial on Governor-Elect Baker

Providers' Council President and CEO Michael Weekes was quoted in a Boston Globe editorial on Monday, November 17 about Governor-Elect Charlie Baker and the early test his administration will have with the human services sector.

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