MMA Human Services Council Fall Meeting

If you are a new clinician, caseworker or Human Services department head, then this meeting is for you!

The MMA Human Services Council Fall Meeting is an opportunity to meet and learn from seasoned staff who can provide insights on the various structures and service delivery systems of municipal human service departments. Both new and veteran human services professionals are welcome.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Westwood Public Library.

Human Services, Youth and Family Services, and Community Services models will all be discussed, including an example of a department with a single staff person.

Speakers will include:
• Melissa Interess, LICSW, Human Services Director, Lexington
• Cara Presley, Youth and Family Services Director, Westborough
• Sarah Cassell, LMHC, Youth and Family Services Director, Southborough
• Laura Ducharme, Community Resources Coordinator, Acton

The cost to attend the meeting, which includes breakfast and a morning snack, is $25 for HSC members and $30 for nonmembers. (Anyone who has not paid their HSC FY23 dues by the meeting date will be charged the nonmember rate.) Payment can be made by cash or check at the meeting, and checks should be made out to MMA HSC. Payment can also be mailed to Acton Town Hall, ℅ Laura Ducharme, 472 Main St., Acton, MA 01720. Those who register online will receive a confirmation email that says a zero balance is due. Please ignore this automated response; it is incorrect and cannot be changed.

The non-COVID related cancellation deadline for this meeting is Nov. 8. To cancel your registration, please send an email to After Nov. 8, refunds will only be considered for COVID-related cancellations.

The MMA is currently requiring meeting attendees to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID (card, photo or QR code). Exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

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