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One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story Posted on Apr 14

One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story

Brenda Francis, the director of the Greater New Bedford Career Center, discusses the services available to job seekers across the Commonwealth at One-Stop Career Centers, including job training, job search help, career counseling, and more. “I’m Brenda Francis, and I’m the Career Center Director here   …Continue Reading One-Stop Career Centers: Brenda’s Story

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance: Patrice’s Story Posted on Mar 3

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance: Patrice’s Story

Patrice Provitola, who retired this February after more than 25 years of public service, discusses her work at the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance, which connects victims of crime with services across the Commonwealth.  “I’m Patrice Provitola. I’m Deputy Director here at MOVA, which is the   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance: Patrice’s Story

Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story Posted on Feb 11

Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story

Pam Peebles discusses her first animal rescue story and her work at the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center, which provides animal control services for the communities of Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke. “Every single day since I was 17 or 17 and a half,   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story

State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story Posted on Nov 10

State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie discusses recovering from addiction as part of the State Without StigMA campaign. “I really felt the stigma of addiction. I mean from everybody. I wouldn’t go to the hospital, just because I knew that as soon as I got there, as soon as they   …Continue Reading State Without StigMA: Stephanie’s Story

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination: Three Questions with H Harrison Posted on Oct 14

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination: Three Questions with H Harrison

  H Harrison is the Confidential Assistant to the Commissioners at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Commonwealth’s chief civil rights agency. Q: What do you wish people knew about your agency and services? A: We understand that it takes courage to come and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination: Three Questions with H Harrison