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December 20, 2021
Advocates

Co-Response Team Participates in 6th Annual "Shop with a Cop"

Members of our Co-Response Jail Diversion team joined local police to spread holiday cheer at the 6th Annual "Shop with a Cop" event last week. More than 370 children picked out special holiday gifts!

December 16, 2021
MetroWest Daily News

Amid 'explosion' of youth mental health needs, here are how MetroWest groups are helping

In its arsenal of tools for identifying and addressing students’ mental health needs, Westborough High School’s universal ninth-grade screening is perhaps the most telling. 

December 6, 2021
Advocates

23 Families Receive Caregiver Grants through the Fred Gaspari Fund

Each year, families caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability have the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Fred Gaspari Fund for Families to help make caregiving a little easier.

December 6, 2021
State House News

Human Services Sector Struggling Amid Wage Competition

For the first time in the 13 years that Chris White has served as the head of Road To Responsibility in Marshfield, the multi-service provider is putting people on waitlists to get into programs that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The issue stems from what sector leaders from across New England describe as an industry in peril amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges associated with paying competitive wages and retaining staff members have made it difficult to fill complex jobs.

November 19, 2021
MetroWest Daily News

Framingham police co-response program heads to Ireland as pilot in 2022

FRAMINGHAM — Police departments throughout the nation are working to revamp their approaches to dealing with the public, but in at least one respect the Framingham force has been almost two decades ahead of the curve.