On May 14th, The Caring Force will come together virtually at 10 a.m. for our Tenth Annual State House Rally! This year’s rally will focus on our bills to help human service workers, including creating a program to ease the burden of student loans (HD.1257/SD.1630) and ensuring fair pay for comparable work (HD.1400/SD.588). Our two legislative champions
Every spring, hundreds of Caring Force Members typically fill the Great Hall in the State House and advocate for fair funding for human service programs, adequate salaries for direct care workers, a student loan repayment program for our sector and more. Due to the pandemic, we made the difficult decision last year to host a
The Caring Force is excited to announce that our March Workforce Hero is Sandy Cummins, the Director of Residential Services at TILL, Inc. Starting at an entry level position after college, Sandy is now responsible for watching over 58 separate group homes. Every day, she makes certain they are well staffed, well managed and operating
Last week, The Caring Force launched an e-advocacy campaign urging legislators to co-sponsor our fair pay for comparable work and student loan repayment bills. We asked you to send emails to your legislators and you responded – nearly 1,000 messages were sent in just the first week!
Governor Charlie Baker has filmed this wonderful public service announcement thanking you – our essential human service workers – and this video will begin airing on television stations and social media channels in the next few weeks!
The Caring Force is excited to announce that our January Workforce Hero is Debbie Eldred, a service manager for Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Day Habilitation Program. Debbie has worked for Bridgewell for eight years, starting as a classroom aide. She is known for her caring nature, her ability to be a fierce advocate for the
Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a giant of the Civil Rights movement. His legacy, along with the legacies of countless other black activists like the late Rep. John Lewis, remains as important today as ever before. The last 12 months has been an awakening for many in America that