Mental Health Advocate: Patrick's Budget Reduces Services for Children

January 23, 2014

In his final year as governor, Deval Patrick is out with a $36.4 billion state budget plan that boosts spending overall by almost 5 percent. The main areas of increased spending include transportation, education, and child welfare. Funding for local aid, however, would remain the same. And advocates for the mentally ill say the governor’s budget plan leaves them short changed...[MORE]

Foster parenting: Bound by unconditional love

January 14, 2014 

Burlington residents Carol and John Casey are recipients of the 2013 "Angels in Adoption" award and were honored at a gala held at the Ronald Reagan International Center in Washington, D.C. in October. The Caseys have served as foster parents for many massachusetts children in the care of the state...[MORE]

Rondo Takes Children Shopping for the Holidays

December 12, 2013

Since arriving in Boston as a rookie in 2006, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has built a special bond with the kids from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). The non-profit works to ensure the health and safety of children through direct services to children and families...[MORE]

'Super-parents' foster kids' lives

By Mary McGeown and Cheryl Haddad

December 14, 2013

All children deserve a safe and loving home. As foster parents and advocates for foster kids, we know this better than anyone...[MORE]

Lawmakers Consider Task Force After Sex Abuse Cases in Newton, Wakefield

October 22, 2013

From Penn State to closer to home in Wakefield and Newton, horrifying stories of child sexual abuse have lawmakers contemplating the creation of a state task force charged with developing policies and training requirements for organizations that serve children...[MORE]  

Stand Up For Kids!

October 1, 2013

You are invited to a fun, fundraising event to benefit foster kids in Western Massachusetts, and the best part, you'll laugh and smile while you're doing it! Jess Miller and Allison Weissman shared more about their upcoming event, Stand Up for Kids...[MORE]  

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Holyokers learn parenting skills in MSPCC program

September 10, 2013

Kiari L. Martinez was about mid-way into her pregnancy when she began experiencing contractions that were sporadic and sometimes painful, but she wasn't afraid...[MORE]  

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Newest Celtic Hosts Needy Kids at Canobie

August 24, 2013

Celtics first-round draft pick spent the day at Canobie Lake Park with kids from MSPCC's summer program. It was his first official charitable endeavor as a member of the Boston Celtics...[MORE]

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Massachusetts AG Awards $500,000 to Veterans' Mental Health Services

June 19, 2013

The Massachusetts Attorney General awarded $500,000 in grants in late May to help veterans and their families access mental health services...[MORE]

MSPCC Holyoke Has a New Address!

June 6, 2013

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) has moved to 9 Sullivan Road in Holyoke. The facility will serve as a home base for clinicians who treat children and families throughout the Holyoke and Springfield areas...[MORE]

Patrick Administration Honors 50 Foster and Adoptive Families in Mass. 

June 5, 2013

The Patrick Administration’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), MSPCC and MAFF this weekend celebrated the 28th Annual Foster and Adoptive Parent Recognition Awards Brunch in Framingham...[MORE]

Young Moms, Dads Graduate from Parenting Program

May 29, 2013

Thirty young parents were recently recognized at a ceremony in Lawrence after completing a parenting program or graduating from high school, college, or a job training program...[MORE]
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Tackling Cruelty to Kids

April 15, 2013

Olympic judo champ Kayla Harrison shows Celtics cheese and MSPCC chairman Steve Pagliuca her moves at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's annual Together Against Abuse dinner...[MORE]



 Charles V. Senatore Joins MSPCC's Board of Directors

April 11, 2013

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) announces that Charles V. Senatore has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors...[MORE]



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