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September 17, 2021

Life Skills & Learning Center September Update

We're enjoying fun in the sun with 70% of our friends participating in onsite programming! We love seeing each other's smiling faces outdoors, where mask wearing is optional for those who are fully vaccinated. With updated social distancing requirements, our friends are excited to visit peers outside of their program rooms and engage in small group activities.

August 27, 2021

Co-Response Covid Corner: Jenelle's Reflections

In our final month of COVID reflections - Jenelle Main - Assistant Program Director, Jail Diversion - shares her thoughts in response to two of the three guiding questions we offered.

August 9, 2021
Lowell Sun

Lowell Police set to launch co-response program

LOWELL — When Lowell Police officers hit the streets in response to emergency calls later this month, they will have a new full-time department employee with a unique skillset at their side.

July 30, 2021

Co-Response Covid Corner: Melissa's Reflections

This month, Melissa Duarte - Jail Diversion Supervisor, Watertown PD - shares  her thoughts in response to each of the three guiding questions we offered.

July 28, 2021
Framingham Source

MutualOne Bank’s $10,000 Charitable Foundation Grant Supports Free Mental Health Care For Senior Citizens

FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and Chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, has announced a $10,000 grant to Advocates, a human services provider, to support their free mental health care program for senior citizens in Framingham and Natick.