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News Archive

House Ways and Means FY25 Budget is Aligned with the Governor's Proposal
On April 10, 2024, the House Ways and Means (HWM) Committee FY25 Budget was released. It maintains most key line items for children and family services at the Governor's proposed levels. Thank you to the Committee for their commitment to accessible, quality programming for children and families acro...
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March News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. News across Massachusetts: CLM Members and partners in the news: News across the country:...
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CLM Uplifts Key Priorities During National Social Work Month
As March comes to an end, the Children's League celebrates National Social Work Month. This month, CLM recognizes the dedicated social workers who work tirelessly to serve and improve the lives of thousands of children, young adults, and families across the Commonwealth in need of support. Social wo...
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CLM Highlights Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Young Adults Exiting the State's Child Welfare System
On March 14th, CLM and partners held a legislative briefing at the Massachusetts State House and called for increased support for Massachusetts’ transition age youth through the adoption of key legislation and budget investments. Transition age youth (TAY) are young adults between the ages of 18 a...
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CLM Urges the Legislature to Advance FY25 Budget Priorities for Children and Families
While the Children's League of Massachusetts appreciates many strong investments in children, families, and human service providers in Governor Maura Healey's proposed FY25 budget, there are a few critical programs that need additional investments. We encourage our House of Representatives, particul...
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February News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM Members and partners in the news: News across the country:...
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The Intersection of Poverty and Child Welfare Involvement
The Children's League of Massachusetts and CLM Member HopeWell explore the intersection of poverty and child welfare involvement. In the following fact sheet, we discuss the research showcasing the link between poverty and child welfare involvement, the necessary solutions to alleviate the challenge...
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Monitoring the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act
The US House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act last week with the support of our Massachusetts federal delegates. Why is this bill important? This $78 billion tax cut package benefits families by enhancing the Child Tax Credit, helping an estimated 16 mil...
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January News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. In Massachusetts: CLM Members and partners in the news: News across the country:...
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Governor Healey's FY25 Budget Proposal
On January 24, the Healey-Driscoll 58.1 Billion Dollar Budget Proposal for FY25 was released, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services held a stakeholders call to review key investments for children, families, and providers. Despite the budget's growth being constrained to les...
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