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Bill Advocacy Alert: ID Bill Close to the Finish Line
Contact your legislators to support this legislation to support youth and adults who are experiencing homelessness to obtain state identification and make it easier to accomplish basic life tasks....
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The Parentage Act Advances Through the House
Now that the House has unanimously passed An Act Relative to Parentage to Promote Children's Security, also known as the Parentage Act, we are one step closer to codifying it! Take Action: Please thank your representative for supporting the Parentage Act and encourage your senator to move this bill ...
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CLM Honors Legislative Champions for Children at State House Advocacy Day
On May 16th, the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) gathered with more than 130 advocates, staff from direct service provider organizations, and legislators at the Massachusetts State House for Advocacy Day. Together, we amplified legislative priorities and budget investments vital for vulne...
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Critical Child Welfare Legislation Advances - Urge Legislators to Pass Priority Bills
We're happy to report the Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities has enhanced and advanced critical priority bills. See below for the key bills we are tracking and the details. An Act Enhancing Child Welfare Protections (Child Welfare Omnibus) S.124 / H.165 - New Draft: S...
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CLM Celebrates the Children's Services Workforce for State House Advocacy Day
On Thursday, May 16th, the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) gathered with more than 130 advocates, staff from direct service provider organizations, and legislators at the Massachusetts State House for Advocacy Day. Together, we amplified legislative priorities and budget investments vital...
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May News Roundup
Recent news about child welfare and family well-being from Massachusetts and around the country. The Children's League of Massachusetts in the News: News Across Massachusetts: News Across the Country:...
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Senate FY25 Budget Uplifts Child & Family Services Priorities
Overview: On Friday, May 24th, Senators passed the most friendly iteration of the FY25 budget for child and family services. The Senate Budget adds a pay disparity study for Chapter 257 (rates of pay for human services providers) and a 10% increase for Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Chil...
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PRESS RELEASE: CLM Stands Up for Children, Youth, and Families and Celebrates Children’s Services Workforce for Advocacy Day
On Thursday, May 16th, the Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) gathered with more than 130 advocates, staff from direct service provider organizations, and legislators at the Massachusetts State House to amplify legislative priorities and budget investments vital for vulnerable children, yout...
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Senate Ways and Means FY25 Budget: One Step Forward for Children and Family Services
On May 7, 2024, the Senate Ways and Means Committee (SWM) FY25 budget was released. Highlights include an additional $5M in funding to Family Resource Centers (4800-0200) and holding steady on solid investments made by the Governor and House of Representatives. We appreciate that SWM Chair Rodrigues...
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April 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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