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St. Luke’s Hospital

101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 997-1515
Email: saintvincentstore@gmail.com


Wareham District Court

2200 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA 02576 (508) 295-8300


The Women’s Center

405 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 999-6636
Website: http://www.thewomenscentersc.com/index.php
The Women’s Center provides free and confidential 24-hour easily accessible services to those in need. We provide counseling, education, outreach, referrals and resources. We may be called the Women’s center, but we serve men and children as well.


Seven Hills Behavioral Health – New Bedford

589 S 1st Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 755-2340


Sister Rose House

75 Division Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-3202
Sister Rose’s House is a Dry Men’s Shelter and is staffed 24 hours a day. The program offers a wide range of supportive services including assessment, job skills training, budgeting information, and access to mental health and other needed services, and the goal of Sr. Rose House is to help our clients to gain long term sustainability while working on the current issues that lead to their homelessness.


Southcoast Fair Housing

257 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (774) 473-9994
Email: info@southcoastfairhousing.org


Southeast Center for Independent Living

43 High Street, Wareham, MA 02571
(508) 295-0880 | (508) 679-9210
The Philosophy of Independent Living maintains that individuals with disabilities have the right to choose services and make decisions for themselves.
Services: training,information and support to help consumers achieve individual goals, experience personal growth and participate fully in community life.
Tobey Hospital


Social Security Office – New Bedford

53 North 6th Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 999-3101


New Bedford Community Connections Coalition

NBCCC was established in 1995. We are one of twenty two coalitions across Massachusetts that is federally funded through the Department of Children and Families. Our mission is to facilitate the organization of comprehensive family support systems in the neighborhoods of the City of New Bedford while promoting a community centered child welfare best practices approach within the DCF system.


New Bedford District Court

75 North 6th Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 999-9700


New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South Second Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 997-4800
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
We recommend you call your local housing authority for low cost and affordable housing options along with finding area resources for affordable housing options and locations for area shelters in their area.
Website: http://newbedfordhousingauthority.org/


Next Step Home Homeless Shelter

506 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 674-2788
The First Step Inn shelter serves homeless men and women in Fall River who meet the following criteria:
• 18 years of age or older
• Homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to a search upon entry
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI
• report must be without warrants
• Alcohol and drug free
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
Services Provided:
• Guests at the shelter are required to engage in case management meetings which
result in the development of a Three Phase Individual Service
• Plan designed to identify issues and refer guests to needed services. Guests in the
First Step Inn receive the following services:
• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications to income resources
• Crisis intervention
• 12 step meetings, and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment access
• Coordination of emergency and long-term psychiatric care
• Referrals to community–based collateral services, educational, medical care,
domestic violence, and other forms of assistance
• Discharge and aftercare planning


Pathways Counseling Services

284 County Street, New Bedford, MA (774) 628-0001


Department of Mental Health (dmh) – New Bedford Site

800 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 996-7900
Services: The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.


Emotional Wellness Counseling

3267 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745 (508) 995-1400


Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (fseog)

1-800-433-3243
Website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/fseog


Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

874 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-6553
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is a private, non-profit health care organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representative of the economic, educational, and cultural diversity of our community.


Harbour House Family Center

713 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746 (508) 992-6027
Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Call (508) 992-6027 or DTA @ (508) 646-6200
Harbor House Family Center houses 16 families


Department of Children & Families (dcf) – New Bedford Site

98 North Front Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 910-1000
Services: The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families.


Fall River Housing Authority

85 Morgan Street, Fall River, MA 02722
(508) 675-3595
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.
Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi year waiting lists.


Catholic Social Services New Bedford

59 Rockland Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 674-4681
This is a HUD Housing approved Housing Assistance agency. They may be able to provide housing assistance.
Housing assistance programs include:
• Fair Housing Pre purchase Education Workshops
• Financial Management
• Budget Counseling
• Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
• Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners
• Pre purchase Counseling
• Pre purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
• Predatory Lending Education Workshops
• Rental Assistance Housing Counseling
• Services for Homeless Counseling
We can also assist by speaking the following languages:
• English
• Portuguese
• Spanish


Child & Family Services – Emergency Mental Health Services

543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Emergency Services Child & Family Services: (508) 984-5566
Emergency Services Crisis Center Child & Family Services: (508) 996-3154
Services: Emergency Services offers assessments and interventions to children and adults who are in a crisis situation. Interventions with children ages 0-20 can occur at any location including homes with Emergency Services involvement for up to
8 hours the first day and an additional 6 days of support as needed. Outreach for children ages 0-20 is provided 24/7.


Community Service Agency

3057 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 990-0894
Services: facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.
Mental Health Clinic
1061 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 996-8572
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• School-Based Counseling Services
• Mixed Population
• Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI)
Child & Family Services | Fall River
66 Troy Street, Fall River, MA 02720 (map) (508) 676-5708
• Adoption Journeys
• Adoption Services
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• In-Home Therapy (IHT )
• Parent Mentor
• Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)
• Young Parent Support (services Fall River and New Bedford areas) (YPS)
Child & Family Services | North Street
543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 996-3154 | (877) 996-3154
• Adult Behavioral Health Services
• Child Behavioral Health Services
• Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT )
• Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS)
• Emergency Services (Crisis Center)
Child & Family Services | Cape Cod
100 Independence Drive, Unit 8 Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 778-1839
• Adoption Journeys
• In-Home Therapy (IHT )
• Mental Health Services
• Parent Mentor
• Specialized Adoption Services
• Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)
Child & Family Services | Merrimack Valley
439 South Union Street, (Suite 203B) Lawrence, MA 01843 (978) 687-5852
• Adoption Journeys
• Adoption Services
Child & Family Services | Florence
P. O. Box 60006, 140 Pine St Suite 12, Florence, MA 01062 (413) 320-4680 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys
Child & Family Services | Waltham
395 Totten Pond Rd, Ste 204, Waltham, MA 027451 (781) 444-1042 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys
Child & Family Services | Worcester
330 SW Cutoff, Ste 101, Worcester, MA 01604 (map) (508) 459-2339 | (800) 972-2734
• Adoption Journeys


Family and Community Resources, Inc.

18 Newton Street, Brockton MA 02301
(508) 583-6498
Services: advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training.


Bay Coast Behavioral

170 Pleasant Street, #100, Fall River, MA 02721
(774) 294-5722
Services: Bay Coast Behavioral is CARF accredited for Outpatient Treatment in Mental Health for Adults, Children and Adolescents. To learn more about CARF, or Bay Coast Behavioral’s accreditation


Catholic Social Services Fall River

1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA
(508) 674-4681-12
This is a HUD Housing approved Housing Assistance agency. They may be able to provide housing assistance.
Housing assistance programs include:
• Fair Housing Pre purchase Education Workshops
• Financial Management
• Budget Counseling
• Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
• Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners
• Pre purchase Counseling
• Pre purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
• Predatory Lending Education Workshops
• Rental Assistance Housing Counseling
• Services for Homeless Counseling
We can also assist by speaking the following languages:
• English
• Portuguese
• Spanish


Fall River Family Center

257 Cherry Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 679-2109
Admission Policy: Families are referred by the Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)


First Step Inn

175 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 679-8001
Program providing safe shelter and daily nutritional meals to 20 homeless persons
in the City of Fall River daily. Case Management services provide at the Inn connect guests to housing, employment, entitlements, behavioral health, and an array of other services. These services, provided in a safe, comfortable environment, help homeless persons become housed in stable, permanent housing. Guests become engaged in all supportive services needed and as a result, successfully transition into the community and experience housing stability and an improved quality of life.
Admission Criteria
• 18 years of age or older
• Homeless in the City of Fall River
• Willing to submit to search upon entry
• Must meet HUD’s income guidelines
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI report must be without warrants
• Medically and psychologically stabilized
Services
• Food and nutritional assistance
• Safe and secure sleeping environment
• Comprehensive case management
• Housing placement assistance
• Psycho-educational groups
• Assistance with applications to income resources
• Crisis intervention
• 12 step meetings, and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• Residential substance abuse treatment access
• Outpatient substance abuse treatment access
• Coordination of emergency and long term psychiatric care
• Referrals to community-based collateral services, educational opportunities,
medical care, domestic violence and other forms of supportive services
• Discharge and aftercare planning


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