Rep Jack Lewis Awarded Caring Bear from The Caring Force

Patch, May 22, 2023

Human Service Workers Seeking Wage, Loan Repayment Aid

State House News Service, May 6, 2023

Lunch Briefs: Home Sales Plunge | “No-Brainer” Tuition Plan | Caring Forces Strained

State House News Service, May 6, 2023

Comerford Receives Caring Bear Award from the Providers’ Council

Athol Daily News, May 18, 2023

How a nonprofit moved 150 people from ‘Mass. and Cass’ into permanent housing, and is helping them stay there

WBUR, October 19, 2022

Massachusetts Human Services Worker Exodus Threatens Industry

The Sun, May 16, 2022

In fever to cut taxes, Mass. first should tackle crisis in human services

The Boston Globe, May 16, 2022

Human services sector struggling amid wage competition

WBUR,  December 6, 2021

State’s human services sector laboring under major pay gap

WBUR, November 16, 2021


“Olivia Moultrie, a 28-year-old direct care professional in western Massachusetts, cannot afford the type of services she provides to clients — or weekly therapy visits, chiropractor appointments, or car repairs should her check-engine light come on.”

-Alison Kuznitz, State House News Service

“We must eliminate pay human service worker pay disparities. And we must bolster the recruitment and retention of human services workers by eliminating the burden of student debt for higher education. We can and must do more for you – who do so much for so many.”

-Senator Jo Comerford

“There are 245 people who are waiting for services including 200 children, 54 of them need language capacity in our region — that means clinicians who speak Spanish and Portuguese.”

-Diane Gould, President and CEO of Advocates, Inc.

“The Providers’ Council isn’t looking to expand its services or grow its network, Weekes said, but rather provide a fair wage to its hardworking employees. [Michael] Weekes said it is “not unusual” to hear of workers clocking 100-hour weeks.”

-Cameron Morsberger, The Sun