News Service Category: Essentials

ABCD THANKS ASSISTANT SPREAKER KATHERINE CLARK, MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION, FOR PASSAGE OF CSBG MODERNIZATION ACT

Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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ABCD Ofreciendo Ayuda Adicional en Tiempos de COVID-19

Encuentro Latino host Angel Salcedo interviews ABCD Deputy Director Ivana Serret about the emergency programs that ABCD is providing during the COVID-19 crisis. Ms. Serret also discusses the broad range of services available now and in the coming year. Encuentro Latino trata los temas de mayor importancia para la comunidad Latina dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos Watch Here


Low-income families get a headstart during the pandemic with food delivered to their doorstep

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting everyone differently, but some of the most affected are the people in lower-income households. With every household Is a different story. “It’s really helpful, really helpful,” said Heidi, a Chelsea resident. “We appreciate it.” However, the story of how the food arrived at hundreds and hundreds of doorsteps started at ABCD Head Start. Read More…

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ABCD limits services, temporarily closes centers due to COVID-19 (Cambridge)

During the escalating threat of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development — a Boston nonprofit — continues to serve “those most in need” in a way that can help protect the health and safety of clients and staff. In coordination with the suggestion to practice social distancing, ABCD has temporarily closed all neighborhood…

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ABCD limits services, temporarily closes centers due to COVID-19 (Needham)

During the escalating threat of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development — a Boston nonprofit — continues to serve “those most in need” in a way that can help protect the health and safety of clients and staff. In coordination with the suggestion to practice social distancing, ABCD has temporarily closed all neighborhood…

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Press Release – ABCD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 cherrelle.norris@bostonabcd.org ABCD LIMITS SERVICES AND TEMPORARILY CLOSES CENTERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ABCD CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS (BOSTON, MA) – During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD continues to fulfill our commitment…

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ABCD Ready to Help with Heating Assistance

Kathy Tobin of ABCD talks about its fuel assistance program and how to apply. Home heating assistance is critical during these cold winter months. Although the temperatures haven’t been that low this season, a cold house can still be uncomfortable and dangerous for families, elders and children. Watch the video below to learn more about ABCD Fuel Assistance and how to apply….

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PRESS RELEASE: ABCD Urges Families in Need to APPLY Now for Heating Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Months of winter cold ahead put Massachusetts’ most vulnerable low-income elders, children, and families at serious risk 20,000 households statewide are already out of home heating oil and will be left in the cold without more help ABCD urges residents in need to APPLY NOW! CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris: 617.455.7212 (mobile) Lee Phenner: 339.368.1140 (mobile) (BOSTON,…

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Daymark Gives Back to Local Community

Daymark Solutions, a leading provider of information technology solutions, today announced that the company, together with its employees, have mobilized to support local charities bringing needed help to nearby communities. Daymark initiated this year’s giving back program by surveying employees about the non-profit organizations they felt were most deserving. This year, they have chosen to sponsor Action for Boston Community…

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ABCD spells chance to change lives for the better

There’s a saying that is often attributed to Gandhi — that a society is best judged by how it treats the people who have the least — the homeless, jobless, working poor, immigrant communities, seniors, families and children. For more than half a century, Action for Boston Community Development — or ABCD — has taken their antipoverty mission and message…

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