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Policy Updates

Here are some important updates on some of the legislative work we are involved in. We made some huge strides on the legislative front, but there is still lots of work to be done. I recommend reaching out to your legislators regarding at least one of these issues. Find your legislator here: https://malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator

Estate recovery

Stavros has been reaching out to our consumers to contact their legislators to pass Sen. Comerford’s S.3030 bill which would save people on Medicaid and CommonHealth their homes and savings. It did not pass but all was not lost! Below is an excerpt from Charles Carr the DPC Legislative Liaison.

Uber lawsuit

Dear Consumers,

We don’t know how many of our consumers depend on Uber for transportation but there’s a little bit of relief for those who do.

Cooling centers in the area


Banks community center: 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002, 8 to 4:30pm

Library: 43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002, 9am to 5:30


Pet Policies in Housing

Stavros Center for Independent Living wants you to know that if you have a pet and your landlord is threatening to evict you, there are laws that may be able to protect you.

Massmatch AT Advisory Council looking for new members

The Massmatch AT Advisory Council is looking for new members. If you want to read about Masshmatch visit their website at massmatch.org. They are looking for people who use assistive Technology, family members etc. the flyers give a good explanation of what the council is looking for.

Download flyer and form to fill out.