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Monthly Archives: August 2013

DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness Posted on Aug 30

DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness

Last weekend, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) joined the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Volunteers of America and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs hosted the 2013 Massachusetts Stand Down against homelessness at Dorchester’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103. Over   …Continue Reading DVS Helps Vets at Massachusetts Stand Down Against Homelessness

Free Mass. Rehabilitation Commission Screenings Offered to Veterans Posted on Aug 27

Free Mass. Rehabilitation Commission Screenings Offered to Veterans

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s (MRC) has several ongoing efforts to reach out to Iraq and Afghanistan (OIF/OEF) veterans who may have sustained a combat-related concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Last week, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission’s (MRC) Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) offered screening   …Continue Reading Free Mass. Rehabilitation Commission Screenings Offered to Veterans

DYS Initiative Wins 2013 Governor’s Award Posted on Aug 20

DYS Initiative Wins 2013 Governor’s Award

The Department of Youth Services’ Central Region Reception Center (CRRC) was recently awarded the 2013 Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service. Presented annually, the Carballo award is given to the top 10 employees or groups of employees who exemplify the highest standards   …Continue Reading DYS Initiative Wins 2013 Governor’s Award

Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy Posted on Aug 14

Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy

Monday, Secretary Polanowicz and Secretary Nee presented Tom L’Italien with a Governor’s Citation for his outstanding work supporting veterans and raising national awareness on the tragedies facing veterans and their families. Mr. L’Italien, a Salem native and brother of four Veterans, just completed a bike   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Recognizes Cross-Country Biker for Veterans Advocacy

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year Posted on Aug 9

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year

In 1992, the Department of Developmental Services (formerly known as the Department of Mental Retardation) began an experimental 8 week summer program called the Urban Youth Collaborative Program. The UYCP is based on four principles: Expand the social and recreational activities for people with intellectual   …Continue Reading The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year

Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets Posted on Aug 7

Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets

Yesterday, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) Coleman Nee presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Google, for their recent computer donations made to DVS, and participation in several events aimed at helping Massachusetts veterans over the course of 2013. Secretary Nee met with Google’s   …Continue Reading Department of Veterans’ Services Thanks Google for Service to Vets