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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.

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.

Emotional Wellness Counseling

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

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

Work, Inc.

18 Mill Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-0337

Montachusett Opportunity Council: Fitchburg Community

connections coalition
76 Summer Street, Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-0163

Tri-valley, Inc.

10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA 01571 (508) 949-6640

Workforce Central Worcester

44 Front Street, 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 799-1600 / (508) 799-8000

Through the Job Seekers services Workforce Central Worcester is there to provide assistance to those who are beginning their work history or those who are looking for a new job.  They provide job training and financial aid is available to assist clients in their career path.  The program also operates a Youth Services and Veterans Services division.


Workforce Central Career Centers can provide financial assistance for re-training to eligible applicants  18 years and over, you must reside or have been currently laid off their service area.

To participate in the program you will be asked to provide two documents:

  1.  Proof of Age in the form of a birth certificate or other legal document that contains your date of birth
  2. Work Authorization, this can be a copy of your passport, birth certificate or alien resident card indicating right to work.

New Leaf Program

This program has been designed by job experts and ex-offenders to help clients land the job that they want.  The first step is to apply for the Career Center Seminar, in which the client will have the opportunity to meet with job-readiness expert and talk about history and develop career goals.


Youth Services

Assistance with work readiness and job search assistance, work experience in the form of internship opportunities, training, counseling and mentoring.  Career development is also available with adult mentoring and follow-up services. Additional Youth Services include GED preparation, MCAS preparation and summer youth employment.

Veterans Services

Veterans receive top priority services.  Clients have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans’ Representative that will provide job assistance. Additionally they  can offer job leads, career planning, career training, resume services,use of personal computers, internet access, workshops and ongoing support, community outreach and other veterans’ resources.

Unemployment Insurance 


Walk-in customers may use the dedicated UI Online computer stations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Basic computer skills are needed for you to enter all personal and confidential claim information yourself when using the Online system.


Stop by the front desk to sign up. UI Online computer stations and printers are available Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm. If you require assistance to fill out this application, please be advised that staff are available on the following days and times: Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm.

Older Worker Services

Offers mature workers assistance in re-employment, including coaching and counseling, internships, job referrals, on-the-job training at non-profit and government agencies and much more. To participate you must first attend a Careers Services Seminar and then ask for a referral.




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