News — Press & Media
The Providers' Council, the state's largest association of community-based human services providers, is hiring two Public Policy & Communication Associates for our Boston office. These positions will both have substantial responsibilities with the Providers' Council's public policy and communications initiatives.
Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker visited the Providers' Council board of directors on Wednesday, June 4, and he shared his views on the Commonwealth and why he is running to be the next governor of Massachusetts.
Just minutes before 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, the state Senate unanimously approved a $8 million Salary Reserve for low-paid direct care workers!
The Providers' Council on Thursday, May 15 submitted testimony on Youth Intermediate Term Stabilization Services (101 CMR 413.00).
Twenty-one senators have signed on as co-sponsors to Sen. Karen Spilka's Salary Reserve amendment!
The Senate Ways & Means Committee released its budget on Wednesday, May 14 without a Salary Reserve for low-paid human services workers.
Attorney General Martha Coakley visited the Providers' Council board of directors on Wednesday, May 7, and she shared her views about the Attorney General's office and the Commonwealth.
Despite receiving support from nearly 90 representatives, a $16.6 million Salary Reserve amendment -- which would give a modest wage increase to low-paid direct care workers -- was not included in the final House budget last night.
More than half of representatives in the state House have co-sponsored an amendment that would provide a $16.6 million annualized Salary Reserve to low-paid direct care workers making under $40,000 per year.
Members of the Providers' Council and The Caring Force are asking their representatives to co-sponsor Rep. David Linsky's amendment for a $16.6 million Salary Reserve for low-paid direct care workers.
More than 500 human service workers, clients/consumers and supporters from The Caring Force rallied at the State House and visited lawmakers to urge the Legislature to fairly fund human service programs and wages on Tuesday.
The Providers' Council has received multiple mentions in newspapers throughout Massachusetts over the past week.
The Providers' Council and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Institute unveiled the Beyond Social Value: Massachusetts Human Services Economic Impact report during a seminar Wednesday afternoon.
On Monday, March 31, the Providers' Council submitted testimony to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on 101 CMR 410.00, Rates for Competitive Integrated Employment Services.
Providers' Council President and CEO Michael Weekes
The Providers' Council submitted testimony to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, March 18 on new rates for Day Habilitation Program Services.
The Caring Force had more than 100 people attend Friday's Joint Committee on Ways & Means budget hearing in Gardner Auditorium at the State House, but we'll be back at the building in April for our third annual Caring Force rally!
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, March 4 released the Individual Contractor Report for the FY ’14 Salary Reserve. It calls for a 1.766 percent one-time increase for all human services workers who are working under state contracts that have not yet been updated under Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008.
The Providers' Council and member organizations visited the State House on Wednesday, February 26 to testify in support of a bill that would strengthen human services social enterprises throughout the Commonwealth.
More than 20 members of The Caring Force attended a state budget hearing in Amherst on Tuesday, February 25, and members appeared on television requesting additional funding for state programs. The full story from WWLP, Channel 22 (Springfield) is below.