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Community Resources ♦ Recursos de la Comunidad

  • Catholic Social Services | 508.674.4681 | 238 Bonney St. – New Bedford, MA 02744
    • https://cssdioc.org/
      • Catholic Social Services is committed to improving the quality of life for those in need by providing comprehensive social and human services including basic and emergency needs, homelessness, immigration issues, housing and residential services, disabilities, adoption, mental health counseling, elder health services, neighborhood rehabilitation, foreclosure help, citizenship services and much more. 
  • Child and Family Services | 508.990.0894 | 3057 Acushnet Avenue – New Bedford, MA 02745
    • https://child-familyservices.org
      • Child & Family Services is a private, nonprofit, human service agency that provides adoption services, mental health counseling, psychiatry and specialized support programs to people of all ages living in New Bedford, Fall River and Cape Cod.
  • Coastal Foodshed | 508.259.2647 | 38 Blackmer St. New Bedford, MA 02744
    • https://coastalfoodshed.org/
      • All of our programs help both the producers and the consumers in Greater New Bedford and Southcoast MA, building food equity by making it easier to buy, healthy, local food. By accepting multiple payment options, including SNAP/HIP and other forms of assistance, Coastal Foodshed increases customers’ access to fresh food while helping local producers reach new customers.
  • Community Economic Development Center | 508.979.4684 | 1501 Acushnet Avenue – New Bedford, MA 02746
  • Immigrants’ Assistance Center | 508.996.8113 | 58 Crapo Street #1 – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://immigrantsassistancecenter.org/
      • The Immigrants’ Assistance Center helps immigrants meet basic human needs and travel the complex road to American citizenship, employment, and financial self-sufficiency while maintaining their ethnic identity and pride.
  • Kennedy Donovan Center | 508.997-5875 | 389 County Street – New Bedford, MA 02740. – New Bedford, MA 02744
    • https://www.kdc.org/
      • KDC offers critical developmental support, programming, and resources to individuals and families living in 150 communities throughout Central and Southeastern Massachusetts. All of our children’s, adult, and family services are through partnerships with state agencies, including the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, Department of Public Health, Department of Secondary Education, and MassHealth.
  • My Brother’s Keeper
    • https://mybrotherskeeper.org/
      • My Brother’s Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry with locations in Easton and Dartmouth, MA which delivers furniture and food to families in need.
  • M.O. Food = L.I.F.E. Food Pantry | 774.929.9020 | 723 Pleasant St. New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://www.molifeinc.com/our-services/
      • The pantry is open every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. Volunteering hours are from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
  • NorthStar Learning Centers | 508.984.3384 | 53 Linden Street – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://northstarlc.org/
      • NorthStar’s mission is “to help young people overcome poverty, discrimination, educational disadvantage, violence, and other adversity through learning essential competencies and hopefulness with which they can transform their lives and communities. In advocacy and public policy, we as a minority-led nonprofit organization advance diversity as a strength and resource to open pathways to create a better life.”
  • PACE Inc. | 508.999.9920 | 166 William Street – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://paceinfo.org/
      • PACE is committed to ending poverty. We are dedicated to help those who earn a low income to have the services they need to have a brighter future for themselves and their families. Our programs tackle some of the barriers that often come with earning a low income including early childhood education, food stability, housing and health insurance.
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services | 508.979.7150 | 21 South Sixth St. New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://sccls.org/
      • South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is a private, non-profit law firm which provides free legal help in priority civil matters to low income residents of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket and Plymouth counties and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County. Together with its wholly owned subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, SCCLS operates fully staffed, community based law offices in Fall River, New Bedford, Hyannis, and Brockton. Our administrative office is located in Fall River.
  • The LGBTQ+ Network | 774.775.2656 | P.O. Box 8473 – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://www.sclgbtqnetwork.org/
      • The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and support a thriving LGBTQ+ community on Massachusetts’ South Coast where individuals across the age spectrum can freely, safely, and joyously celebrate their true selves and realize their full potential. Every day, The Network is dedicated to building and maintaining a comprehensive support network for LGBTQ individuals and families across the age spectrum, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable within the LGBTQ+ community: LGBTQ+ youth, transgender and nonbinary individuals, and older adults. The Network offers a wide range of services and events that promote LGBTQ+ awareness and education, health and wellness , social interaction, professional development, and much more.
  • The Salvation Army | 508.997.6561 | 619 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740
  • The Women’s Center | 508.996.3343 | 405  County St. New Bedford,  MA 02740
    • https://thewomenscentersc.com/
      • The Women’s Center provides free, confidential, 24-hour, easily accessible services to those in need. We provide counseling, education, outreach, referrals and resources. With over 40 years of experience, The Women’s Center is the only organization in the region providing services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child trauma. The Women’s Center provides services to the communities of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Somerset, Swansea, Wareham, and Westport.
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford Family Resource and Development Center | 508.994.4521 128 Union Street 3rd Floor – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://unitedwayofgnb.org/family-resource-development-center
      • Open Monday to Friday, the FRDC offers a safe space where caregivers can meet with Family Support Workers, access a vast library of local resources, and utilize computers for home and job searches. The goal of the FRDC is to provide opportunities for parents and their children to thrive and succeed.  The staff is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean Creole to ensure there are no barriers to the basic needs.
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts | 508.999.3255 | 20 S 6th Street – New Bedford, MA 02740
    • https://ywcasema.org/
      • The YWCA helps women, girls and their families attain self-sufficiency by providing services to support the vast needs of people from numerous populations.