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We hope you are enjoying this lovely October day.  A few things on the horizon for today and next week.

SNAP Coalition Meeting – Tuesday, October 26th

More about LTSS expansion for immigrants in Family Assistance
 

Hello all, and happy Monday! A real quick action alert on the Cover All Kids legislation:

 

Please contact your legislators TODAY and ask them to co-sponsor Cover All Kids.

 

Good morning - Important updates below. In general, please let us know what the households you work with are experiencing when applying for SNAP or interacting with DTA! Our next Coalition meeting is next Tuesday, 10/26 from 10-11:30. Agenda to come!
 
 

Health Updates Oct 15, 2021

 

  1. Immigrant Health
  2. MassHealth Policies during COVID
  3. Health Connector Open Enrollment for 2022
  4. Basic Benefit Training for Oct & Nov 

 

Immigrant Health

Coming Nov 1, 2021 –Expanded scope of long term care coverage for lawfully present and PRUCOL elderly and disabled immigrants!!  Stay tuned -more to come when new guidance is published soon

Our next Health Care Working Group meeting is Wednesday (Oct 13) from 3-4:30pm. I will separately send a calendar invite with zoom information today. 
 
This meeting will be an open forum on your problematic health access cases, and issues you're encountering. We hope that as a group we can share/ brainstorm successful strategies for resolving each other's issues. 
 
 
We have a special Coalition meeting on Tuesday 10/12 from 10-11:30. The agenda will include:
 

Addressing college campus hunger is on the move!  We have a couple of important updates for you from the State House and from the MA Dept of Higher Education.

State House Hearing on Hunger Free Campus Legislation:

Thanks to our friends at Project Bread, here's an action alert on two important anti-hunger bills being heard in two Committees tomorrow:
A few updates below. Our next Coalition meeting will be next Tuesday, October 12 from 10-11:30 - Zoom link below. As a "second Tuesday" meeting, we will have two guests to share information and answer questions: