Group feels more funding needed to help Mass. youth

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BOSTON (WWLP) – The Children’s League of Massachusetts met with state lawmakers to push for more funding in the fiscal year that begins in July. The group focuses on the needs of children, the youth and families across Massachusetts.

Although the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families was spared from the Governor’s recent budget cuts, the League believes more money is needed for the state’s youngest population.

Supporters honored Leominster Democrat Jen Flanagan for her commitment to children. She explains some key issues facing the youth.

“It’s everything from being in foster care to living in difficult homes to trying to get through schools. They still have obstacles they have to overcome and trying to help them overcome the obstacles so they can go on and live the lives that they want,” said Flanagan.

The Children’s League of Massachusetts is pushing for $900-million next fiscal year.

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