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Azorean Center for Palliative Care Asks for Support

August 21, 2014

Microsoft Word - Carta Pedindo Apoio Com-1.EUA.docMAPS has received a request to share the letter shown at left, appealing for support for the Center of Palliative Care in the Azores. (Click on letter to enlarge.)

We ask our friends to please share the letter and consider supporting this important fundraising effort to help ill seniors in the Azores live out their lives with care and comfort. For more information, please contact Lois Josimovich or Lucinda Morais at MAPS’ Cambridge Office, (617) 864-7600, ljosimovich@maps-inc.org or lmorais@maps-inc.org.


MAPS Funded to Keep Providing Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance; Some MA Residents Get Coverage Extension through Dec. 2014

August 14, 2014

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will continue providing information and enrollment assistance on all types of health insurance coverage to Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole speakers, as well as other residents of eastern Massachusetts, for another year under a new contract recently approved by the Massachusetts Health Connector. Staff at MAPS’ Cambridge, Brighton, Dorchester, Lowell and Framingham offices, as well two subcontracted organizations – Immigrants’ Assistance Center (IAC) in New Bedford and the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton (CVAB) – can schedule appointments to help consumers sign up, continue coverage, connect with health care providers, and answer any questions they may have. MAPS also provides regular Health Insurance Enrollment drives in its coverage area. [→]

MAPS Enrolls Clients and Caregivers in MassHealth Adult Family Care Program

August 13, 2014

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) is enrolling clients and caregivers in the new MassHealth Adult Family Care (AFC) program. The AFC is a vital program that helps seniors and disabled youngsters who need assistance with daily activities while living in a supportive family environment. [→]

MAPS Welcomes New Board Member Patricia de Oliveira

August 12, 2014

Patricia de Oliveira

Patricia de Oliveira

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has announced that Patricia de Oliveira of Everett has joined the nonprofit health and social service organization’s Board of Directors.

“We are so excited to have Patricia joining us,” said Board President Elizabeth Chaves, of Salem. “She is a very experienced, talented young woman who will certainly be a valuable asset to our Board and to MAPS.” [→]

MAPS Stands with MIRA at March/Rally for Kids

August 8, 2014

10570281_10152644486686489_133339090397153146_nMAPS joined many other organizations that make up the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, along with faith groups and others from throughout the state, at Thursday’s “Stand Up For All Children” march and rally in Boston.  A crowd of hundreds walked from Copley Square to a rally with speakers at the State House, to show their support for helping all children – especially those in this country escaping violence in Central America.

For more about the march, visit www.miracoalition.org.
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