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Broadcast Your Love Finalists!

And here they are: The finalists for our Ninth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services photo contest! The 15 terrific entries received more than 1,000 votes this year! It was so great to see how many of you got together with your colleagues, clients and consumers to take photos, vote and share these pictures.

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Hanifa Nelson-Kamau

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next workforce spotlight honoree is Hanifa Nelson-Kamau, a Program Director at Advocates. Hanifa has worked in human services for the past 20 years – both in direct service and supervisory roles. She is currently overseeing several residential programs and is also the leader of two isolation

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You Decide the Photo Winner!

Have you thought about who you’re going to vote for? We’re talking about the #BroadcastYourLove of Human Services Photo Contest of course! Submissions have been posted, and we need YOUR help to vote for the finalists. We have 15 photos that demonstrate the incredible work that Caring Force members have done this year; in incredibly

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Ron Bernard

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Ron Bernard, a Nutrition Program Meal Service Manager at Bristol Elder Services. Ron runs the Meals on Wheels program, ensuring that every consumer receives a meal every day during this challenging time. Described as a dedicated team player, Ron does

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Make Your Voice Heard!

Are you prepared to make your voice heard? The Caring Force wants you to join us and citizens from across the country in participating in National Voter Registration Day today! We need employees in the human services sector, along with their family, friends and colleagues, to get registered to vote for the November 3rd General

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Two Extra Weeks to Enter

QT really loves seeing your amazing Broadcast Your Love of Human Services photo contest submissions – and he wants to give more of you a chance to enter our contest! We’re pleased to announce that the deadline for the Broadcast Your Love of Human Services photo contest has been extended to Friday, October 2nd!     You could take

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DSP Recognition Week is Here!

Today kicks off Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in Massachusetts! This week is meant to recognize our state’s direct care workers, personal assistants, personal attendants, in-home support workers, paraprofessionals and everyone else working under the banner of DSPs. We know how hard you have been working to provide support for vulnerable populations, especially during this

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Alizamari Diaz and Robert Laviolette

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, it was personal for Alizamari Diaz and Robert Laviolette, members of MHA’s Outreach Team. One of Alizamari’s closest friends died of COVID-19 after returning home from a family reunion in New York City. Robert’s older brother, a U.S. military veteran, contracted COVID-19 as a resident of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

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