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Council files testimony on CBFS rates

The Providers' Council on Friday, November 14 filed testimony on Community-Based Flexible Supports rates.

Council submits testimony on restraint regulations

The Providers' Council on Monday, November 10, submitted testimony to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding proposed amendments to restraint regulations.

Remembering Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino

On October 30, 2014 Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino passed away at the age of 71.

Celebrate Children’s Service Appreciation Week!

This week, the Providers' Council joins the Children's League of Massachusetts in recognizing the dedicated caregivers who provide services to children and strengthen families and communities throughout our state. Governor Deval Patrick has officially proclaimed October 14 through October 17 as Children's Services Appreciation Week in the Commonwealth.

Council sends letter to state on restraint regulations

The Providers' Council on Wednesday sent a letter to DESE Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester and DEEC Commissioner Thomas L. Weber regarding concerns to the proposed draft regulations amending 603 CMR 46.00 and 102 CMR 3.00.

Human Services Gubernatorial Forum video online now!

Did you miss last week's Human Services Gubernatorial Forum? Did you attend, but you'd like to watch again and see what the candidates have to say?

Council hosts second ever Human Services Gubernatorial Forum

The Providers' Council on Tuesday, September 24, hosted the second ever Human Services Gubernatorial Forum at Faneuil Hall with the four major candidates for Governor. Nearly 700 people attended the 90-minute session to hear from the candidates on human services topics.

Expo space sold out; other opportunities available

The Providers' Council expo has sold out for the tenth straight year.

AG candidate Warren Tolman meets with Council board

Attorney General candidate Warren Tolman met with the Providers' Council Board of Directors on Wednesday, September 3 to discuss his reasons for running for Attorney General and his views on the human services and nonprofit sectors.

Caring Force announces 3rd annual video contest

The Caring Force has launched its third annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services video contest!

EOHHS announces FY ‘15 Salary Reserve timeline

On Tuesday, August 12, EOHHS announced the schedule for the FY '15 Salary Reserve application period and distribution period online at its Salary Reserve webpage. As you recall, an $8 million annualized Salary Reserve was included in the final FY '15 budget. We are please that it appears payments will be distributed before the holidays this year.

Is your voter registration up to date for this year’s elections?

With the voter registration deadline for the primary election in Massachusetts right around the corner, it's important that you're registered to vote and that your voter registration is up to date!

Providers’ Council announces new hire

The Providers' Council welcomes Sam Geller as its new public policy and communications associate.

Council submits testimony on adult housing, elder care services

The Providers' Council this week submitted testimony to EOHHS on rates for adult housing, community support services and certain elder care services.

Council submits testimony on YSTS services

Late last week, the Providers' Council submitted testimony to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on the proposed Payments for Youth Short-Term Stabilization and Emergency Placement Services.

Council submits testimony on Family Resource Centers

Late Monday, the Providers' Council submitted testimony on 101 CMR 414.00, Rates for Family Stabilization Services.

Awards of Excellence deadline is Wednesday, July 9!

There are many individuals and organizations who deserve to be honored for their creativity, contributions and accomplishments within the private provider industry. These individuals and organizations set standards of excellence. We invite you to nominate individuals within your agency, community organizations that you work with, legislators, and business partners for this important honor.  Help us recognize outstanding contributions within our sector with an Award of Excellence nomination.

Council announces $10,000 scholarship recipient

The Providers' Council on Wednesday, July 2 announced that Josephine Pang of The Home for Little Wanderers has been named the recipient of the 2014 Providers' Council Graduate Scholarship.

Conference budget contains Salary Reserve, other investments!

The Conference Committee budget proposal, released late Sunday night, includes an $8 million annualized Salary Reserve (line item 1599-6901), ensuring a modest salary adjustment for many low-paid direct care workers.

Council holds roundtable on social media

The Providers' Council hosted a roundtable on social media, giving members a chance to hear from four human services sector experts on how they effectively use social media at their organizations.

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