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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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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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