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MAPS to Honor World AIDS Day with Special Event in Malden, Dec. 5th

November 26, 2014

FORPRINT_WAD_FLYER_ENGThere are 35 million people living with HIV today all over the world, according to the World Health Organization. Another 36 million have died of AIDS since the disease caused by the HIV virus was discovered in the 1980s. To honor those fighting HIV and the virus’s victims, and to commemorate World AIDS Day (WAD) on December 1st, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will host a special event on December 5th, from 6 to 10 pm, at the Top Choice Bar & Grill (formerly Bossa Nova Steak House), located at 290 Main Street in Malden. [→]

Informational Sessions Scheduled to Clarify President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

November 21, 2014

Following up on President Barack Obama’s announcement of an Executive Action on Immigration, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants (ORI), Brazilian Immigrants Center (BIC), the Brazilian Women’s Group (GMB) and CVC Unido, scheduled a series of informational sessions to educate community members about who will be eligible to benefit from it and the next steps to be taken. The free sessions will take place as follows:

Monday, November 24, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at the MAPS Cambridge Office (1046 Cambridge Street);

• Tuesday, November 25, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at the BWG/MAPS Brighton Office (697 Cambridge Street);

• Saturday, November 29, from 2 to 3:30 pm, at the MAPS Framingham Office (24 Union Avenue, suites 8 & 10); [→]

MAPS ‘Navigators’ Get New Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period off to a Flying Start

November 21, 2014

MAPS Case Worker Ricardo Canuto helps client Gilberto Simas to obtain health insurance coverage

MAPS Case Worker Ricardo Canuto helps client Gilberto Simas to obtain health insurance coverage

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has already helped many more area residents to successfully enroll in health insurance programs through the Massachusetts Health Connector during the second Open Enrollment Period that began on November 15th throughout the US. [→]

MAPS Announces 2015 Gala Award Recipients

November 18, 2014

Mayor Curtatone

Mayor Curtatone

Five outstanding individuals with diverse backgrounds will be honored by the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) at its 2015 Awards Gala, to take place April 18, 2015, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. They were selected after an intensive review by MAPS Board and staff of many nominations submitted by community members and representatives of the health and social service organization. [→]

MAPS Gets National and Local Media Attention with Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

November 18, 2014

Check out the NECN interview with our Director of Development and Communications Lois Josimovich on the Massachusetts Health Connector Open Enrollment Period! Click here to watch it.

Also read this great story in the Washington Post on this first day of the new Open Enrollment period for people in the US seeking health insurance, including first-hand coverage of MAPS Navigators at our Cambridge Office helping clients enroll!

Make sure to take advantage of our free Health Insurance application assistance by making an appointment or coming to one of our Citizenship & Health Day Drives. Please call (617) 864-7600. for more information.

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