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Yearly Archives: 2016

MCB Interns Reach for the Stars Posted on Aug 11

The Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House was filled with the sounds of laughter, music, and inspiration in the afternoon of August 11th. The people gathered were there to celebrate the accomplishments of 85 interns, who had found internships this summer through the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading MCB Interns Reach for the Stars

A New Hope for Women with Addictions Posted on Aug 8

A New Hope for Women with Addictions

The second phase of the Women’s Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) in Taunton opened in July, 2016 officially closing the chapter on the day when women with substance use disorders are sent to prison for treatment. State officials who recently toured the new unit including Governor   …Continue Reading A New Hope for Women with Addictions

MCB Serving the Blind Community for 110 Years Posted on Aug 4

MCB Serving the Blind Community for 110 Years

On Wednesday, July 13th, MCB turned 110 years old. This presented us with the opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the progress that has been made. Together, we are building on the considerable legacy of those who have preceded us. MCB was established in 1906, with   …Continue Reading MCB Serving the Blind Community for 110 Years

HHS Summer Tips and Activities Posted on Aug 2

HHS Summer Tips and Activities

There’s always plenty to do in Massachusetts in the summer. While so many options are available for you, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services has a couple suggestions on how to enjoy the summer. Farmer’s Markets through DTA and EOEA Fresh fruits and   …Continue Reading HHS Summer Tips and Activities

DCF Youth Summit Posted on Aug 1

When Ariel Brown needs help navigating college financing, or any kind of life questions a young adult starting out in life might have, she often turns to her Department of Children and Families (DCF) support system. Last month, Ariel was among more than 100 teen-agers   …Continue Reading DCF Youth Summit

ORI’s Mary Truong Inspires at Women2Women International Leadership Conference Posted on Jul 29

ORI’s Mary Truong Inspires at Women2Women International Leadership Conference

This summer, Mary Truong, Executive Director of the Office for Refugees and Immigrants, participated in the Women2Women’s Refugee Panel at Wheelock College on July 28. Women2Women (W2W) is an annual conference in Boston that builds a network of promising young women (ages 15-19) from around   …Continue Reading ORI’s Mary Truong Inspires at Women2Women International Leadership Conference

HOME Act Adds Another Level of Protection for Veterans Who are Entering Civilian Life Posted on Jul 22

HOME Act Adds Another Level of Protection for Veterans Who are Entering Civilian Life

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Governor Baker signed the HOME Act and added another level of protection for veterans who are transitioning to civilian life by establishing laws to prevent veterans from being discriminated against in regard to housing, employment, and military service, as well   …Continue Reading HOME Act Adds Another Level of Protection for Veterans Who are Entering Civilian Life

MCB Receives the 2016 American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Distinguished Service Award Posted on Jul 18

MCB Receives the 2016 American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Distinguished Service Award

On July 1st, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) was awarded the 2016 American Optometric Association (AOA) Vision Rehabilitation Distinguished Service Award, which is given to those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to serving individuals with visual impairment to improve visual efficiency. MCB Commissioner   …Continue Reading MCB Receives the 2016 American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Distinguished Service Award

Ombudsman Eases Constituent Worries Posted on Jul 14

Ombudsman Eases Constituent Worries

What Cynthia Miller loves about public service most is helping people solve problems, and as a dedicated public servant, Miller has spent nearly 30 years in state service doing just that. For the past five years Miller has been the Director of Interagency Planning &   …Continue Reading Ombudsman Eases Constituent Worries

Massachusetts Leaders Rally Against Health Stigma Posted on Jul 5

Massachusetts Leaders Rally Against Health Stigma

Despite the fact that one in five adults are affected by mental health illnesses, many do not feel comfortable talking about it openly for fear of being labeled.  For that reason, many CEOs across Massachusetts are pledging to take a stand and help change perception   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Leaders Rally Against Health Stigma