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February 10, 2020
The MetroWest Daily News

Autism Alliance Making ‘Exciting Progress’

The Framingham-based Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, announced “exciting progress” to its Autism Welcoming Community Initiative.

The initiative seeks to create a socially inclusive MetroWest community for those with autism and their families, according to Allison Daigle, executive co-director of the Autism Alliance.

December 12, 2019
Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Open Dialogue at Advocates

Open Dialogue is alive and well in Massachusetts.  Since 2011, when Advocates was the first recipient of funding support from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Franklin/Medway Co-response Clinician Kallie Montagano, MA
January 29, 2020
The Milford Daily News

Nearly $300k saved last year through Franklin/Medway Police Jail Diversion Program

FRANKLIN – Nearly $300,000 in criminal justice and health care was saved last year due to the presence of

December 30, 2019
Framingham Source

Autism Alliance & Advocates Create Welcoming Community Initiative

The Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, this month announced progress with its Autism Welcoming Community Initiative, an effort to create a socially inclusive community for families and their loved ones with autism by partnering with local businesses and training a caregiver workforce.

December 9, 2019
Mother Jones

Massachusetts Is Trying a Radical But Shockingly Simple New Response to the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts is changing how to better respond to and support individuals with substance use disorders. The Advocates co-responder jail diversion model is helping to equip police departments to assist, rather than arrest, and connect people experiencing mental health or substance-related crisis to the resources they need. Read this recent Mothers Jones article to learn more.