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JF&CS Staff Appointed to Governor's Commission on Intellectual Disabilities

WALTHAM, MA (July 1, 2015) - Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) staff member Doreen Cummings was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Intellectual Disabilities by Governor Charlie Baker. Ms. Cummings is the Director of Program Development for JF&CS Services for Adults with Disabilities and has been with JF&CS for ten years. The Commission was established to examine the quality and comprehensiveness of the Commonwealth's services designed to address the wide variety of needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Ms. Cummings shared: "I'll be at the table helping make important decisions about policies and funding that will positively impact the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The Governor's Commission on Intellectual Disabilities has the ability to provide guidance and impact cutting-edge, effective, and fiscally practical services for this population throughout the Commonwealth. It is a dream come true to have the chance to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and to inform state and federal decision makers and lawmakers about the real choices and goals of this population."

About Jewish Family & Children's Service
For 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service has provided exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. With an integrated network of more than 40 programs serving communities throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, JF&CS helps people of all faiths and backgrounds meet life’s challenges. JF&CS programs focus on serving particularly vulnerable populations including children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, seniors living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse. Please visit www.jfcsboston.org for more information.

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