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Lutheran Social Services of New England
Elizabeth, Christina and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency Program, thank you for your great work!

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Many thanks to Elizabeth Ahmadi and Christina Borysthen-Tkacz for their contributions to the Immigration Legal Assistance Program. Their year of service through the Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency Program (MLASSP) is coming to an end, but we will not forget how they changed the lives of LSS clients.
07/21/2014 12:00:36
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Fascinating story. Ascentria Care Alliance has similar social enterprise partnerships in the works. Stay tuned!

A Very Old Nonprofit and a Very New Social Enterprise get Cozy in Manhattan
Remember Me The New York Foundling is a historic 145-year-old child welfare agency with a budget topping $120 million a year, but it is still looking out for opportunities, so it has decided to lease a space in its newly renovated lobby to a new social enterprise called Coffeed, a caf� chain with fo…
07/18/2014 09:56:14
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Our refugee resettlement program is featured in this Boston Public Radio story.

'Lucky Few' Refugees Get To Resettle In Massachusetts
There's much debate these days over how this country should handle the thousands of immigrants who come into the United States...
07/16/2014 11:40:55
Lutheran Social Services of New England

Human Trafficking: A Hidden Crime
According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year. Despite it affecting around 20 million people worldwide, the issue still se...
07/15/2014 10:36:18
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Ascentria Care Alliance is gaining recognition in the Senior Living sector.

Name Changes in Senior Living are Big Business — But Worth the Risks? - Senior Housing News
Senior. Retirement. Assisted living. All are terms familiar to senior housing marketing. But a new wave of name changes is taking communities and companies away from their traditional branding. These name changes, some say, have both advantages and disadvantages. In some cases, providers may find a…
07/14/2014 02:51:15
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Must read and be inspired!

Miss Iowa, Born With One Arm, Inspires Young People And Their Parents To Move Past Disabilities
Nicole Kelly has all the qualifications you'd expect a beauty queen to exhibit -- a sincere disposition, an ambitious attitude, a friendly personality -- but Kelly breaks the mold when it comes to her physical appearance. Miss Iowa 2013 was ...
07/13/2014 11:08:21
Lutheran Social Services of New England

LUTHER RIDGE, a place for the changing needs of older adults

Six Things You May Not Know About Luther Ridge1. Luther Ridge is located in Middletown, Connecticut, a town that was incorporated in 1650 under its original Native American name of Mattabeseck.
07/11/2014 12:00:09
Lutheran Social Services of New England
We love our volunteers! Thank you Sheila for making a difference in the lives of others.

Pro Bono Attorney Profile: Sheila Corkhill
In the fall of 2013, Sheila Corkhill, a graduate of Boston College and Seton Hall University School of Law and a former immigration attorney at Catholic Charities, became a member of the pro bono p...
07/09/2014 09:41:11
Lutheran Social Services of New England
The LanguageBank is featured on the US Department of Commerce blog as an "innovative" and "creative employment solution!" Read more here:

07/07/2014 08:40:01
Lutheran Social Services of New England

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Happy 4th of July!
07/04/2014 08:37:09
Lutheran Social Services of New England
What's your view on Human Trafficking? Julie Dahlstrom, director of the LSS Immigration Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) - MA , shares her thoughts in today's editorial section of the Worcester T&G.

LETTERS - Worcester Telegram & Gazette - is the number one news and information site in Central Massachusetts. Find out what is going on in 70 Worcester County communities - community affairs, sports, business, entertainment and much more!
07/03/2014 01:50:01
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Can you say "Creative Employment Solution"? Talking about

Lutheran Services in America Works to Strengthen Local Communities
Below is an interview with Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, one of the nation's largest health and human services networks. Q1: Tell us about Lutheran Services in America. Lutheran Services in America is one of the largest health and human services networks i…
07/02/2014 09:21:50
Lutheran Social Services of New England
More news about our name change to Ascentria Care Alliance.

Lutheran Social Services will become Ascentria Care Alliance
WESTBROOK, Maine – Lutheran Social Services, one of the oldest and largest nonprofits in New England, will be changing its name to Ascentria Care Alliance. With a 142-year history and 1,400 employees, the social services organization serves more than 20,000 people in 60 locations throughout New Engl…
07/02/2014 06:01:46
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Kudos to community leaders in Maine!

Westbrook rejects Gov. LePage's order on welfare benefits - The Portland Press Herald / Maine...
Mayor Colleen Hilton says the city will continue to provide public assistance to undocumented immigrants.
07/02/2014 08:46:13
Lutheran Social Services of New England

LSS Immigration Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) - MA

So happy to host the Worcester Citizenship Clinic today with Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative! What a great turnout. So many people applying to be citizens!
06/29/2014 10:27:08
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Thanks to United Way of Central Massachusetts for investing in our ESOL classes for New Americans through UWCM's Creating Community Change program. We're also proud to be one of two new organizations to receive UWCM's Safety Net support for families in need of housing assistance. Thanks for your partnership!

06/26/2014 02:30:00
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Sharing hope...


This was originally texted by a 19 year old single Mom and it really touched my heart.
06/26/2014 11:29:51
Lutheran Social Services of New England

The Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the United States: Stumbling Towards a Humanitarian...
Members of Congress and polarizing media figures rarely forego the opportunity to offer facile, politically-driven "solutions" to complex social and human problems, and this crisis has been no exception....
06/26/2014 10:54:43
Lutheran Social Services of New England
LSS Senior Vice President Bill Ames reflects thoughtfully on the Massachusetts mayor who says 'no' to more refugees, as reported by Public Radio International's The World broadcast.

A Massachusetts mayor wants to say 'no' to more refugees
Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, says refugees are draining the city's limited public services. He's asked the State Department to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield, but refugee advocates say the newcomers are being turned into scapegoats.
06/24/2014 10:52:21
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Happy to share pictures of LSS Emmanuel House friends and residents enjoying their cruise today!

Cape Canal 2014

Our wonderful Residents drifting along the canal on a beautiful day!
06/24/2014 05:03:11
Lutheran Social Services of New England
We're so proud of the good food, good people, and community work of New Lands Farm. :-)

Guest viewpoint: New Agriculture Census buttresses the case for buying locally
Programs like Gardening the Community, school and community gardens, and New Lands Farm help young people, local residents, and recent immigrants understand the challenges and pleasures of growing food.
06/20/2014 12:56:23
Lutheran Social Services of New England
If you care about immigration reform, you're invited to a screening of the movie DOCUMENTED in Boston this Friday afternoon. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who starred and directed the film will be present. Admission is free.

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The @[111692025514381:274:American Immigration Lawyers Association] (AILA) will host the film "DOCUMENTED" at their Annual Conference in Boston, this coming Friday afternoon and the film's director Jose Antonio Vargas will be there. The showing begins at 5 PM at the Westin Hotel in Copley, Boston ,MA. The event is open to the public and is free. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed in the New York Times Magazine that he was an undocumented immigrant. In his film DOCUMENTED, Jose chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hadn’t seen in 20 years.
06/16/2014 02:08:37
Lutheran Social Services of New England
Here's a must-read inspiring adoption story about an LSS family. Congratulations to you!

Child refugees get new homes in Central Mass., but more families needed
WORCESTER — The Bureaus said they married later in life and waited years for a child to come into their lives. Then, two years ago, their first child finally arrived — a 17-year-old Central African Republic refugee who didn't speak a word of English.
06/16/2014 09:00:47

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