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90,000 People In Mass. Potentially Losing Access To Food Stamps Under Trump Proposal

The Trump Administration is proposing a change to the rules that govern who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. Under the proposed rule changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates three million people would lose benefits, which includes an estimated 90,000 people in Massachusetts, according to the state’s Department of Transitional Assistance…

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Hearing loss awareness campaign addresses overlooked health risk

Do you crank up the tunes in your earbuds? Attend noisy sporting events? Work in a noise-polluted environment? A recent New Yorker article cautions that noise pollution may be the next big health crisis. Having anticipated that, ABCD Health Services and ABCD Board Vice Chair James A. Owens, Jr. created the “Lower the Sound, Save Your Hearing” public awareness campaign….

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ABCD and Animal Rescue League partner to bring Wellness Waggin’ to Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan communities

Recognizing the emotional value pets bring to people who struggle to get by, ABCD announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) to bring high-quality, low-cost pet wellness care to residents of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. On July 10th a ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the new Wellness Waggin’, a mobile veterinary clinic equipped with…

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ABCD welcomes new and returning board officers and members

ABCD continued to strike a productive balance between invaluable experience and fresh perspectives in electing new and returning board officers and new directors at our June 26th Board of Directors meeting. The organization also recognized Jean M. Babcock who joined the board 44 years ago and stepped down from the role of Treasurer after 20 years. She remains as an active board member….

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ABCD SummerWorks Prepares Hundreds of Boston Youth for Future Career Success

For most young people, getting their first job—often a summer job—is a fundamental step as they move toward adulthood, laying the foundation on which they can build future careers. However, in many low-income neighborhoods, summer job opportunities are almost nonexistent. ABCD’s SummerWorks program responds to this problem, helping hundreds of low-income Boston teens every year to get a paid summer…

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Bob Ryan talks ABCD Hoop Dreams on 98.5 The Sports Hub with Felger and Mazz

 


Animal Rescue League of Boston offering $10 pet exam with vaccines, microchip in Pet Wellness Waggin’ mobile program

  The Pet Wellness Waggin’ is a mobile veterinary unit outfitted with an exam room and a surgical suite. It’s a program provided thanks in part to the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and PetSmart Charities. The program, which is available to residents of Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, will provide a care package to cats and dogs for $10….

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Wellness Waggin’: Boston Project Helps Families Afford Pet Care

A partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has created the Wellness Waggin,’ a mobile van that provides pet care to those who cannot afford it.


New Boston Wellness Waggin’ Provides Accessible, Affordable Pet Care

  A new project in Boston is bringing pet health care to where it’s needed most. The partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has set out to provide affordable pet care to those who cannot afford to pay the costs of veterinary care. Low income pet owners can now get their animals…

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AG Healey Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $322,000 in grant funding to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a…

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