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Our Mission

The Caring Force is the grassroots advocacy initiative of the Providers' Council. The Caring Force seeks to empower those who care about the human services sector to advance an agenda that creates an environment in Massachusetts that protects our most vulnerable neighbors and creates a stronger economy with the pay, recognition, and respect our workers deserve.

May 2022 Workforce Hero: Deon Shirley

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our May TCF Workforce Hero Spotlight honoree is Deon Shirley, a direct support professional in Cape Abilities’s residential program. 1. Tell us about your background.  How did you decide to pursue a career in human services?  Originally, I did a lot of customer service work. I moved

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Spirit Week ’22 Recap

Over the course of the week, almost 100 pictures were posted across the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter platforms. Together we celebrated the important work of the human services sector and the essential direct care staff who provide critical care to hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents. Each day, a raffle was drawn for a gift

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Learn about our new Project Manager!

Caroline O'Neill, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, became project manager of The Caring Force in 2021.

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