MA Budget

MA Budget

The state of MA is currently working on its budget for the next fiscal year. Read more about how CLM is engaging with the executive and legislative branches to ensure funding for programs that benefit children and families!

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Family First

Family First

Family First Prevention Services Act, also known as FFPSA or Family First, could drastically change the funding paradigm for the child welfare system. There are still many unanswered questions on how FFPSA will be implemented in Massachusetts and across the country. We are working hard with our federal and state partners to ensure that FFPSA is effectively implemented.

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Featured Member: Perkins

Featured Member: Perkins

Perkins is a human service agency in Lancaster, MA that serves children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Founded as the Hillbrow school in Newton in 1896, the school was moved to Lancaster in 1924 by the school's administrator, Dr. Franklin Haskins Perkins, an eminent child psychiatrist.

From those origins, Perkins has evolved from service to children with developmental disabilities to children and adolescents with emotional and mental health needs, and has moved forward with diversification of services and expansion of programs that now serve adult populations as well.

Standing Up for Children and Families

The Children’s League of Massachusetts is a statewide non-profit association of over 80 private and public organizations and individuals that collectively advocate for public policies and quality services that are in the best interest of the Commonwealth’s children, youth and families. It is through public education and advocacy that the Children’s League promotes the availability, accessibility, and quality of these needed services.

Members of The Children’s League of Massachusetts  are comprised of service providers, advocates, and regulators of services. Our members know first-hand the struggles that children and their families face in the Commonwealth. Throughout Massachusetts, we strive to ensure availability of services and accessibility of support for all families in need.

The Children’s League works independently and in coalition around critical areas to advance public policy by developing needed legislation, analyzing the state budget as it affects children and families, and promoting evidence-based best practices.  The Children’s League also works to educate both the public and policy-makers about the national trends and pressing state-wide issues regarding the child welfare system.