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Happy Holidays!

As we reflect on 2020, we are so proud of the resilience of human service workers through an unprecedented and difficult year! Workers continued to take care of Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents  no matter the obstacles. In spite of the pandemic, we hosted a successful Reverse Rally with elected officials and legislators, held the Broadcast Your

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Workforce Heroes Spotlight: WORK Inc.’s Pre-ETS Team

The Caring Force is excited to announce that our December Workforce Heroes are David Herron, Tova Pitler and Jacquan Mckenzie of WORK Inc.’s Pre-ETS Team. As a team, they are responsible for introducing students to the possibilities of careers and work opportunities after high school. The individuals participate in job exploration, workplace readiness, work-based learning,

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Have you seen our new lawn signs?

As you know, our heroic human services workforce never stopped working through this pandemic. Workers filling more than 180,000 jobs in Massachusetts have been our other first responders, continuing to care for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. Our human services workforce is dependable, regardless of whether they have received publicity. And human service workers certainly deserve that recognition.

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And the Award Goes to…

Congratulations to Children’s Services of Roxbury on being the Ninth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services photo contest winners! This was a close race, with over 1,000 votes cast on social media to narrow the field to four finalists. Then, last week at the Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity, we asked

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TODAY is Election Day!

Today is the big day! Have you already voted? If not, do you have a plan to vote? What about your co-workers, clients, friends and family members? Voting is crucial for our democracy and The Caring Force wants to help make sure that politicians in both Washington and Massachusetts hear the voice of our Caring

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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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