The New Bedford Connections Community Coalition; contact Bethany

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The New Bedford Connections Community Coalition; contact Bethany



    The Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts

    227 Union Street, Suite 609, New Bedford, MA 02740; (508) 996-8253

    The Women’s Fund is a special fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts that supports area programs that aim to improve the lives of women and girls. At the present time our efforts are addressing needs in education, career development, and financial empowerment

The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

    227 Union Street, Suite 609, New Bedford, MA 02740; (508) 996-8253

    The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts was launched in 1995 to create a new avenue for encouraging philanthropy. A community foundation is a collection of funds (like the Women’s Fund) and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in their community.


American Red Cross, 1160 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 996-8286

New Bedford Area chamber of Commerce

    794 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 999-5231,

City of New Bedford Official Home Page

Health System and South Coast Hospitals

    101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, Southcoast Hotline (toll-free): 1-877-264-7244

This is Ah-Ah

Coalition Against Poverty/Coalition for Social Justice nd105 William St., 2 Fl, New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 999-2777

    Coalition Against Poverty/Coalition for Social Justice

    56 North Main Street, #403, Fall River, MA 02720, (508) 678-5497

    Fall River Rape Crisis Center, 231 Weaver St., 02720

    Hotline: (888)839-6636; Office: (508) 996-3343

Girls Scouts Council of Southeastern Mass.

    111 East Grove St. (Rte 28), Middleboro, MA 02348, (508) 923-0800, (800) 242-0925 Girl Scouts is where girls grow STRONG. Our Southeastern Mass chapter has 16,000 members in 70 cities and town south of Boston.

Greater New Bedford Women’s Center, 252 County St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 996-

    3343; 24-hr hot line support: 508-999-6636

    The Greater New Bedford Women’s Center, whose aim is to support all victims/survivors of

    domestic violence and sexual assault, offers free and confidential services to victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Housing Assistance Program, Community Care Services

    1700 President Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720, (508) 674-1616


    Community Care Services’ Housing Assistance Program (HAP) helps families who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to locate safe, permanent housing and/or maintain tenancy in their current unit.

Martha Briggs Educational Club, Inc., 128 Mill St., New Bedford, MA 02740

New Bedford Child and Family Services

    1061 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 996-8572

New Bedford Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program

    874 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 997-1500

New Bedford Family Planning

    651 Orchard Street, New Bedford, MA 02744, (508) 984-5333

    The Family Planning Program promotes and provides comprehensive family planning services, which include clinic-based services and may include community education and outreach. These services are targeted to low-income women, men, and adolescents. Family planning services aid individuals and families in making

NorthStar Learning Centers

PAACA, 360 Coggeshell St., (508)997-9051 // 979-1737

    Addiction help-line number: 1-800 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PeaceWorks! New Bedford, MA; (508) 996-9660

    PeaceWorks is an initiative focused on developing safe and peaceful neighborhoods for the youth of New Bedford.

People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE, Inc.)

166 William St., New Bedford, MA 02742; (508) 999-9920

    PACE works to improve the economic and social quality of life for low income residents of the Greater New Bedford Area.

Regional girl scout link

Salvation Army

    619 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 [CK]

Schwartz Center for Children

    One Posa Place, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, (508) 996-3391

Stanley Street Treatment and Resource Women’s Center Fall River

    386 Stanley St., Fall River, MA 02720

    SSTAR provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse treatment services to people throughout the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Star Kids Scholarship Program, (now have NB office): 401-293-0676;

The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

    874 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 992-6553

    This health center provides primary health care services with a focus on the medically under served. We are committed to health care for everyone. Conveniently located downtown the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center not only provides general health care but also a wide variety of other health services

The New Bedford Connections Community Coalition; contact: Bethany Toure, Family

    Support Advocate 508-994-9625 x24

United Way of Greater New Bedford th105 William St., 4 Fl., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 994-96254

    United Way of Greater New Bedford brings together volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners to invest in community needs and achieve positive results.

Opportunity Center

UMass Dartmouth Women’s Resource Center

    [CHECK; still in existence??]

    The Women’s Resource Center provides resources that help to create an educational atmosphere where women can grow to their full potential. It offers cultural opportunities that further women’s personal and professional development through workshops, events, and classes.


Artworks! Partners for the Arts and Community, Inc., 384 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA

    02740; (508) 984-1588; email:

    Artworks is a community arts center for the residents & artists of Southeastern Massachusetts that strives to create an accessible environment for participation in the arts through exhibitions and education.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford

    Dennison Memorial Community Center, 166 Jenny St., New Bedford 02740, (508) 992-8011 [CHECK]

Brick by Brick

    Brick by Brick is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower SouthCoast residents to advance personal and career goals through inspiration, education and mentoring. Contact Tracy Furtado at (508) 748-2444; website?

     rd3 EyE Unlimited, 48 Union St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 910-2260; email: rd3 Eye’s vision is to create positive activities for inner city youth that promote their talents and bring people together in a safe, energetic atmosphere. Among many accomplishments, it produces a Hip Hop TV show that airs in over 1 million homes and organizes an annual multicultural Hip-Hop festival.

Culture Park

    69 Walden St., New Bedford, Ma 0270, (508) 990-7779

    Culture Park Theatre & Performing Arts Collaborative is a theatre and performance organization that promotes and nurtures the rich and diverse cultural life of New Bedford. Culture Park provides support for new and emerging performance works by local artists as well as provides education and access to the arts.

    Dress for Success, 888 Purchase St., Suit 312, New Bedford, MA 02750; (508) 993-7508;

    Dress for Success addresses the “catch-22” that without a job you can’t afford a suit, but without a suit you can’t get a job. It receives donated suits and clean casual business attire and in turn gives them away to women who want to enter the work force and take control of their destiny.

    SMILES; Southcoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education, and Service

    P.O. Box 3012, New Bedford, MA 02741; (508) 979-1411

Trips for Kids New Bedford, Inc.

    Victory Park Warming House, 224 Brock Ave., New Bedford, MA 02755; (508) 979-1664; email:

YMCA Southcoast


    25 South Water St., New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 997-0734

YWCA Girls Giving and Growing Program

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    For information on our School-Time performances for children [CK], please call the Zeiterion Box Office at 508-994-2900.


Boston Women’s Fund

    14 Beacon Street, Suite 805, Boston, MA 02108-3704

    Since its inception, the Fund has awarded $3.3 million to nearly 167 grassroots groups empowering women and girls in areas like affordable housing, public policy, employment, healthcare access and voting rights.

Center for Women and Enterprise

    At offices in Boston, Worcester, and Providence, RI, CWE provides education, training, technical assistance and access to capital to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, will have the opportunity to start and run their own businesses.

Count-Me-In for Women’s Economic Independence

    The first online microlender, Count Me In uses a unique women-friendly credit scoring system to make loans of $500 to $10,000 available to women across the United States who have nowhere to turn for that all-important first business loan.

Institute for Women’s Leadership

    In our training, you will examine the context underlying your business decisions. Moreover, you

    will discover and practice how changing your context can make breakthrough change an exciting


Institute for Women’s Policy Research

    The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

    The MCSW is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities.

Ms. Foundation

National Organization of Women

    NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Its purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society.

The Crittenton Women’s Union

    The Crittenton Women's Union transforms the course of low-income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families.

The League of Women Voters Massachusetts,

    The League is a non-partisan grassroots organization committed to influencing public policy through education and advocacy.

Women’s Funding Network, [national]

    Founded in 1985, the Women's Funding Network (WFN) is an international organization with over 100 member funds (and 20 associate members) that are committed to improving the status of women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

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