A coalition of associations that support direct service providers, including the Providers’ Council, called Tuesday on state leaders to forgive — or at least defer — COVID-19-related Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments by self-insured nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits employ 18% of the Commonwealth’s workforce, which translates into more than 550,000 jobs, many of which have been threatened
As we reduce our in-person meetings and limit face-to-face interactions, we are pleased to offer an alternative solution to our members at a reduced price. The Providers’ Council is excited to announce a new, members-only discount on the popular web-conferencing platform Zoom. Through our relationship with the National Council of Nonprofits, our members can receive a 20%
The TCF’s annual physical State House rally, previously scheduled for April 16, will transform into a “virtual” rally this year. Human services workers, clients and families will be given opportunities to email or call their representatives, and The Caring Force plans to make the incredible speakers’ stories available through email spotlights. The Caring Force also
The Providers’ Council has created a page on our website including the latest news and updates on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We have direct links to information published by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, along with updated daily news from around the region. New on March
Applications are now open for the Providers’ Council’s Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management Program beginning this fall. This year-long, graduate-level program is designed for mid-career human service professionals who seek to strengthen their management skills and learn in specialized, sector-specific classes with peers from other human service agencies. The program is offered in partnership with Clark University
Earlier this month I sat with my grandma in my car at the gas station after spending a wonderful afternoon together getting pampered at the hair salon and filling our bellies with sushi. We were doing what we normally do – reminiscing and talking about days past – when we stumbled upon a fun and
Nearly 20 Providers’ Council members attended a recent workshop at the Council’s Learning Center last month designed to help them create culturally responsive policies and practices to positively impact lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people and their families. LGBTQ youth face disproportionate rates of harassment and mistreatment in their schools and communities,
A bill to create a registry of workers found to have harmed a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities and prevent those individuals from being hired again is now headed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.