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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Cristiano Santos

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Cristiano Santos, a case manager at Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center. Throughout the pandemic, Cristiano has been working with families in shelters each and every day. His colleagues described him as someone who connects with every client – doing everything he

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Ready to Broadcast Your Love?

Here is the moment you’ve been waiting for! The Ninth Annual Broadcast Your Love of Human Services Photo Contest is here, and we’re excited to see your submissions! Interested in having a photo featured at the Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity? How about complimentary registration to the Convention and Expo, a Caring Force spotlight

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Maryellen Lassalle

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Maryellen Lassalle, a site manager at Berkshire County Arc with 18 years of experience in human services. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Maryellen stepped up and volunteered her time to manage a quarantined residence. When her daughters demurred, she told them that

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Make your vote count in September and November!

Your vote matters! It will help shape the future of your local community, our state and the country for years to come. The Massachusetts primary election is on Tuesday, September 1st and the general election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. As two important elections are just around the corner, Massachusetts has become a no-excuse mail-in

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Tamara Robertson-Darcy

The Caring Force is proud to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Tamara Robertson-Darcy, a Career Navigator at WORK Inc. Tamara is enthusiastic about helping her clients and coworkers. According to her colleagues, she has stepped up to cover WORK Inc.’s high school program for a staff member who is out on

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Workforce Spotlight: May Institute’s COVID Crew

Meet the self-appointed “COVID Crew” from May Institute’s Eastern Massachusetts Adult Services programs (l-r): James Kirkpatrick, Jr., Program Coordinator; Nichole Murphy, M.Ed., Clinician; Ryse Caratini, Assistant Program Coordinator; and Sarah Campau, MA, BCBA, CBIS, LABA, Assistant Clinical Director. The Caring Force is proud to announce that the COVID Crew are our latest Workforce Spotlight honorees.

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Kayla Rose

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Kayla Rose, a residential counselor who works for Vinfen on Cape Cod. Kayla has a deep commitment to the care and advocacy of her clients, frequently speaking up on their behalf both inside and outside the program. Kayla recently volunteered

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Workforce Hero Spotlight: Ekechak Waters

The Caring Force is pleased to announce that our next TCF Hero Spotlight honoree is Ekechak Waters, a direct service worker at an Advocates, Inc. group home for men with autism spectrum disorders. She is deeply committed to the residents, and “lived in” for several weeks, first in a hotel and later at the agency’s

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