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The main role of The Home's Advocacy Department is to educate and engage political leaders and policymakers on key child welfare issues.
We strive to:
The 2017–2018 Legislative Session
The 2017–2018 Legislative Session began on January 4, 2017. Bills for the most current session are to be filed on January 20, 2017. The Home is currently working with several coalitions including Children’s League of Massachusetts, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Lift the Cap on Kids Campaign, and others to file legislation for this session.
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Tracking
Each year, The Home tracks the State Budgeting process and its impact on services for vulnerable children and families. Please view our historical budget tracking sheet here:
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Reports
The Home for Little Wanderers has teamed up with Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) to examine the impact of state policies on low and moderate-income children and families in the Commonwealth.
For more information about The Home's advocacy efforts:
Samantha Hall Linnehan
Communications and Advocacy Director