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Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week Posted on Apr 3

Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week

  The windows in our homes can serve many purposes. We often gaze through them to access the weather before going outside or open them up to let in a fresh breeze. Windows can even save our lives as an escape route during an emergency.   …Continue Reading Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month Posted on Apr 1

Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The theme for this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month is “Making Meaningful Connections.” By linking the youth and families in our communities, we can do the work necessary to raise happy, healthy, and safe children. There are many types of child abuse, from neglect   …Continue Reading Make Moves & Build Connections for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week Posted on Feb 25

Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

After a long day of work and play, we often can’t wait for bedtime. But for some, falling asleep can be elusive and stressful.  In fact, most people experience difficulty falling asleep at some point in their lives. National Sleep Awareness Week is an opportunity for   …Continue Reading Rest easy! It’s National Sleep Awareness Week

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 20

Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Massachusetts child care and preschool education programs offer free or inexpensive child care options to low-income families with children. Families can choose the type of child care they want, including day care centers, family child care, in-home child care, or preschool. Many of the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Child Care and Preschool Education Programs for Low-Income Families in Massachusetts

Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless Posted on Feb 13

Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more than 610,000 Americans are homeless on any given night. Nearly 25 percent of homeless people are children, with a third of them living in unsheltered places like parks, cars, and abandoned buildings. Massachusetts saw   …Continue Reading Housing Resources for Massachusetts Homeless

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week Posted on Feb 4

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and children alike. However, before you dip your finger into the pot to taste that delicious soup, know that scalds from cooking liquids, grease,   …Continue Reading 9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens Posted on Jan 9

Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens

Everyone shares concerns about caring for their parents, grandparents, and loved ones as they reach retirement age and beyond. In Massachusetts there are public and private housing options that address seniors’ different needs, from independent living and active senior communities to assisted living, continuing care, and nursing   …Continue Reading Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips Posted on Nov 12

8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

During the winter months, it’s tempting to crank the heat and hibernate, but doing this can make electric or gas bills soar. Luckily, there are several simple ways to conserve energy and keep costs down when it’s cold outside. Additionally, Massachusetts offers fuel assistance programs   …Continue Reading 8 Winter Energy-Saving Tips

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It Posted on Oct 22

4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

October 20-26 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the dangers of lead and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. While lead exposure has serious health implications, it is entirely preventable. The federal   …Continue Reading 4 Facts on Lead Poisoning and How to Prevent It

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse Posted on Oct 17

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The nation’s response has come a long way in recent years; what was once viewed as a private family matter with little or no police intervention is now recognized as an issue of national concern. This year’s presidential   …Continue Reading Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Break Free from the Abuse