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“Supportive housing is a powerful force to lift up our most vulnerable residents and give them the tools they need to not just survive but to thrive. We look forward to seeing the Affordable Homes Act across the finish line this year and create even more much-needed supportive housing opportunities.” 

Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus, Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Support for Seven Supportive Housing Projects for Families and Seniors, Office of Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, May 20, 2024

“Since its passage, the Older Americans Act has served as the foundation for community social services for older adults—from funding Meals on Wheels to local senior centers to home and community-based caregiving. . . Our Nation’s older adults have fought in our wars, raised our children and grandchildren, and built our communities—they deserve our support as they age.”

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvanians testified at hearing about the importance of programs like Meals on Wheels, senior community centers, and home- and community-based services, which are funded by the Older Americans Act, Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey, May 23, 2024

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Dignity Alliance Massachusetts is dedicated to transformative change to ensure the dignity of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.  We are committed to advancing new ways of providing long-term services, support, living options, and care, while respecting choice and self-determination.  Through education, legislation, regulatory reform, and legal strategies, this mission will become reality throughout the Commonwealth.

As a grass-roots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters, Dignity Alliance Massachusetts works to secure fundamental changes.

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In the News

Bringing People Home – Marsters Info for attorneys, paralegals, and legal advocates

A webinar for attorneys, paralegals, and legal advocates explaining the Marsters v. Healey Settlement Agreement Two webinar presentations have been ...

Bringing People Home – On Marsters for NH Advocates and Workers

May 2024 You can read more about the settlement at the Marsters Overview post. Attorneys (Stephen Schwartz and Kathy Walker ...

Marsters Lawsuit

Overview for Providers - Bringing People Home Attorneys (Stephen Schwartz and Kathy Walker from the Center for Public Representation) for ...

Study Session – Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH)

May 8, 2024 Presenter: Julia Garvey, Community Organizer and Legislative Advocate with Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Julia covered priority ...

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