News Council meets with chairs of Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

The Providers’ Council today met with Rep. Jay Livingstone and Sen. Robyn Kennedy, chairs of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, to testify in support of An act relative to a loan repayment program for human service workers (S.77 / H.214).

“A loan repayment program would have a small cost to the Commonwealth, but would greatly improve the retention of our low-paid workforce and pay back their student loans,” said Council President and CEO Michael Weekes. “A more educated and stable workforce providing a continuity of care would greatly improve the conditions of residents who turn to our sector for essential care.”

The Council was joined by Kristy Buck, a clinician at The Key Program; Elizabeth O’Callahan, an LMHC at Seven Hills Foundation; Elaina Schreckenberger, an operations manager at Action for Boston Community Development; and Paula Collins, Assistant Vice President at WORK, Inc., who all testified in support of this legislation.

For more information, please contact Bill Yelenak.

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