Welcoming and Supporting Afghan evacuees who are settling in the Greater Worcester/ Central MA area.
2013 through 2016
Conference Event Series where hundreds of participants from across the City of Worcester and around the State came together to reimage a safety net with the primary purpose of lifting families up through support and prevention as opposed to one primarily focused on responding to crisis. Several of the unique presentations continue to be relevant and informative even today.
Tim Garvin, CEO and President of United Way of Central Mass. offers 5 ways that together we can redefine and reimagine social progress.
Charles Gagnon, COO of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council encourages us to imagine differently.
Ruthie Liberman, Vice President of Public Policy for Empath (formerly Crittenton Women’s Union), offers measurable results as Empath works to shape public policy and achieve social change
Senator Jamie Eldridge calls for a broader vision to make a greater difference in families’ lives.
Empath Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Mary Coleman describes how toxic stress affects decision making among the poor, and outlines the goals/ success of the Crittenton Mobile Mentoring Program.
John Wortmann, author, trainer and minister, offers specific strategies that can be used to diffuse and manage stressful situations.