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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month posted on Sep 12

Did you know that 7.9 million U.S. adults report having had a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or what’s also known as a co-occurring disorder?[i] During September, the Department of Mental Health is observing National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month educates Americans   …Continue Reading September is National Recovery Month

22nd Express Yourself “Illuminates” Citi Performing Arts Center

22nd Express Yourself “Illuminates” Citi Performing Arts Center posted on Jun 9

As DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula proclaimed that evening, this year’s Express Yourself (EXYO) event was magical! True to the theme of “Illuminate” the entire Citi Performing Arts Center was shining as the thanks to the florescent glow sticks each audience member received. There was no   …Continue Reading 22nd Express Yourself “Illuminates” Citi Performing Arts Center

DTA Cultural Partnership Goes Beyond Providing Benefits by Providing Experiences

DTA Cultural Partnership Goes Beyond Providing Benefits by Providing Experiences posted on May 13

Did you know anyone in Massachusetts with an EBT card can get reduced or free admission into more than 10 museums across the Commonwealth? The MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) partners with educational and cultural institutions statewide granting access to some of the state’s   …Continue Reading DTA Cultural Partnership Goes Beyond Providing Benefits by Providing Experiences

Mental Health Awareness Month - DMH Hosts Events Including 22nd Annual Express Yourself Performance

Mental Health Awareness Month – DMH Hosts Events Including 22nd Annual Express Yourself Performance posted on May 9

In honor of national Mental Health Awareness Month, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) will host and participate in several events that follow the national theme: Life with a Mental Illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans will   …Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Month – DMH Hosts Events Including 22nd Annual Express Yourself Performance

EHS Celebrates April with First Autism Commission Executive Director

EHS Celebrates April with First Autism Commission Executive Director posted on Apr 7

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is honored to kick off April as Autism Awareness month with the swearing in of Carolyn J. Kain as the Commonwealth’s first Executive Director of the Autism Commission by Governor Charles D.  Baker. “Carolyn brings both   …Continue Reading EHS Celebrates April with First Autism Commission Executive Director

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders posted on Apr 6

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) Secretary Alice Bonner recently appointed Emily Cooper as the Chief Housing Officer and Patricia Yu as the Director of Policy and Research. “I’m thrilled to welcome these two talented experts in aging programs and policy to our Elder Affairs leadership   …Continue Reading EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

Four Things about "SNAP to Skills" in MA

Four Things about “SNAP to Skills” in MA posted on Mar 11

This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance was selected to participate in the “SNAP to Skills” project to enhance education and training opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. As a recipient of SNAP individuals   …Continue Reading Four Things about “SNAP to Skills” in MA

Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort

Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort posted on Dec 1

When it comes to finding a job, many people struggle. It takes effort, patience and confidence. For those who are unemployed and disabled the task is even harder – the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is nearly double that of those unemployed without disabilities.   …Continue Reading Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort

Building Careers, Building Lives: 2015 Annual Consumer Conference

Building Careers, Building Lives: 2015 Annual Consumer Conference posted on Jun 19

“Building Careers, Building Lives” was this year’s theme for the 34th Annual Consumer Conference attended by more than 400 people this week. The conference was organized by three state commissions – Mass. Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), Mass. Commission for the Blind (MCB), Mass. Commission for the   …Continue Reading Building Careers, Building Lives: 2015 Annual Consumer Conference

Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels 

Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels  posted on Dec 16

It is with great pleasure that the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) announces the newly dedicated Elmer C. Bartels Conference room. This month, the MRC dedicated a room on the second floor of our Administrative Office in Boston to the memory and spirit of former Commissioner Elmer   …Continue Reading Go Do Good Things: A Room Dedicated to the Legacy of Former Commissioner Elmer Bartels