New Bedford Family Resource & Development Center

New Bedford Family Resource & Development Center The Family Resource & Development Center is part of a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families.

Operating as usual

Wishing you a Happy New Year!
01/01/2022

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

New Years Resolution - further my education  ✅
12/29/2021

New Years Resolution - further my education ✅

The Clemente Course in the Humanities provides tuition free, college-level instruction, for up to 6 college credits, to economically disadvantaged individuals aged 17 and older. Course participants take classes in literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, writing and public speaking from college professors.
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The Clemente Course grants a certificate of achievement to all students who finish the course and six college credits to those who complete it at a high level of academic performance. The credits come from UMass Dartmouth, and can be transferred to any community college or university.
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Your tax deductible donation can continue the shared partnership with our local institutions to help more of our Greater #NewBedford families go to college. Visit https://paceinfo.org/donate/ to make a donation today!

Today and every Tuesday !!
12/28/2021

Today and every Tuesday !!

FREE FOOD FOR ALL

Don't forget the Y Community Market will be at Dartmouth YMCA Tuesday at 3:00pm. FREE fresh produce, meats, and pantry items available for ANYONE.

No eligibility or registration required. Town residency or YMCA membership not required. #ForeverTogether

Are your children playing this week ? ✨
12/28/2021

Are your children playing this week ? ✨

Are your children playing this week ? ✨

Our offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday as well as New Year's Eve.
12/22/2021

Our offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday as well as New Year's Eve.

Our offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday as well as New Year's Eve.

Important information on where and how to obtain at- home rapid COVID-19 tests for New Bedford residents.
12/21/2021

Important information on where and how to obtain at- home rapid COVID-19 tests for New Bedford residents.

Free Food resource Tuesday, Dec 14.
12/13/2021

Free Food resource Tuesday, Dec 14.

FREE FOOD TO ANYONE IN NEED

Are you or someone you know in need of food assistance? Come this Tuesday, December 14th at 12:00pm for our Full Plate Project Y Community Market at the New Bedford YMCA

Contactless pick-up. No town residency, registration or Y membership needed. #ForeverTogether

Our teams are hosting holiday family fun activities until 6pm tonight at the DeMello International Center tonight! There...
12/09/2021

Our teams are hosting holiday family fun activities until 6pm tonight at the DeMello International Center tonight! There is still time to stop in for a cookie and make a snow globe!

Join us tonight as we get holiday ready! From 3 - 5 pm, we'll be hosting a vaccine clinic in the DeMello International C...
12/09/2021

Join us tonight as we get holiday ready! From 3 - 5 pm, we'll be hosting a vaccine clinic in the DeMello International Center - no appointment necessary! Then from 4-6 pm, get in the holiday spirit with some fun holiday activities! See you there!

Tonight 12/9  !!!  as part of AHA! New Bedford bring the kids to have some holiday fun !! 🎄
12/09/2021

Tonight 12/9 !!! as part of AHA! New Bedford bring the kids to have some holiday fun !! 🎄

Tonight 12/9 !!! as part of AHA! New Bedford bring the kids to have some holiday fun !! 🎄

Bring the kids to have some fun in downtown NB.  We are part of tonight’s AHA  events. Come and visit us !!! 🎄
12/09/2021
December AHA! – AHA! New Bedford

Bring the kids to have some fun in downtown NB. We are part of tonight’s AHA events. Come and visit us !!! 🎄

Start Your AHA! Adventure At The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitor Center The AHA! website will be available for you to look at along with Park staff and volunteers ready to answer any questions you may have. The Visitor Center (33 William St) is open 10am-8pm on AHA! AHA! Happens...

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12/07/2021

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We're celebrating the holidays with some good ole family fun! Mark your calendars and join us next Thursday!
12/02/2021

We're celebrating the holidays with some good ole family fun! Mark your calendars and join us next Thursday!

We're celebrating the holidays with some good ole family fun! Mark your calendars and join us next Thursday!

Get vaccinated this holiday season to protect your loved ones! We're hosting a vaccination clinic next Thursday from 3-5...
12/02/2021

Get vaccinated this holiday season to protect your loved ones! We're hosting a vaccination clinic next Thursday from 3-5 pm at the DeMello International Center. No appointment necessary!

We're looking for some dynamic people to join our team at United Way! We're now accepting resumes for the following posi...
11/30/2021

We're looking for some dynamic people to join our team at United Way! We're now accepting resumes for the following positions:
- Chief Impact Officer,
- Family Support Worker
- SSYI Transitional Coach
Learn more at www.unitedwayofgnb.org/careers

We're looking for some dynamic people to join our team at United Way! We're now accepting resumes for the following positions:
- Chief Impact Officer,
- Family Support Worker
- SSYI Transitional Coach
Learn more at www.unitedwayofgnb.org/careers

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/2021

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the FRDC staff to you and your family !! 🦃Giving Thanks for you and all you do for your family !...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the FRDC staff to you and your family !! 🦃
Giving Thanks for you and all you do for your family ! ✨
Pictures from this weeks Americorps Thanksgiving family activity at the FRDC.

Happy Thanksgiving from the FRDC staff to you and your family !! 🦃
Giving Thanks for you and all you do for your family ! ✨
Pictures from this weeks Americorps Thanksgiving family activity at the FRDC.

11/22/2021

Nurturing Fathers Graduates. Correction
There IS NF Support Group
Tonight at 5:30.
See you soon !

Thanksgiving Activity for Monday 11/22
11/19/2021

Thanksgiving Activity for Monday 11/22

Thanksgiving Activity for Monday 11/22

Free Food Resource 🦃
11/18/2021

Free Food Resource 🦃

Free Food Resource 🦃

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are now available in New Bedford for kids 5-11! Stop by PACCA Fridays from 1-5pm.
11/17/2021

Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are now available in New Bedford for kids 5-11! Stop by PACCA Fridays from 1-5pm.

Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination ClinicsBring Your Vaccination Card When Getting a Booster Shot; Start Vaccinations Now ...
11/12/2021

Upcoming New Bedford Vaccination Clinics

Bring Your Vaccination Card When Getting a Booster Shot; Start Vaccinations Now to Have Safe and Healthy Holidays in December

Friday, November 12:
- PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., J&J, Pfizer and Moderna; pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old

Monday, Nov. 15:
- Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J; pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old

Tuesday, Nov. 16:
- Greater New Bedford Community Health Center (874 Purchase St.) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
- Former Fire Station 11 (754 Brock Ave.) – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., J&J, Pfizer and Moderna; pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old

Thursday, Nov. 18:
- Greater New Bedford Community Health Center (874 Purchase St.) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J

Friday, November 19:
- PAACA (360 Coggeshall St.) – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., J&J, Pfizer and Moderna; pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old

Saturday, November 20:
- Cape Verdean Veterans Association Hall (561 Purchase St.) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pfizer and Moderna

Monday, Nov. 22:
- Andrea McCoy Recreation Center (181 Hillman St.) – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pfizer, Moderna, J&J; pediatric vaccines for children 5 – 11 years old

Pediatric Vaccines Available: COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old have arrived in New Bedford and are available at local clinics, including Fridays at PAACA on Coggeshall Street and Mondays at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center.

“McCoy Mondays” are One-Stop Shop for Vaccines: With the arrival of pediatric vaccines at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, the center’s Monday clinics from 2 to 7 p.m. – upcoming dates include Nov. 15, and 22, and 29 – are “one-stop shops” for families and people of all ages seeking COVID-19 protection, whether it be first or second doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines, boosters, or pediatric vaccines.

In-Home Vaccination Available by Appointment: The city and state are offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations, particularly for elderly residents or those not able to travel to a clinic. To schedule an in-home vaccination (Moderna or J&J) with the New Bedford Health Department, call the department’s main line, 508-991-6199, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

To schedule an in-home vaccination (Moderna, Pfizer or J&J) through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, call the I n-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For more information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-in-home-vaccination-program

Booster Shots Approved for Eligible Recipients: The CDC has approved booster recommendations for Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines. Booster shots are available at local vaccine clinics, for people who are eligible under the following criteria.

For people who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

Please bring your vaccination card when getting a booster shot, to verify eligibility.

For anyone 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a booster shot is recommended two or more months after their initial shot.

Mixing & Matching: The CDC also has approved mixing and matching of vaccine types for the booster dose. When first getting vaccinated, people should still get two doses of the same vaccine type, but for the booster, a different vaccine from the initial series can be used, following the criteria above.

More info: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html

Reminder on the importance of vaccinations, especially ahead of the holidays: Vaccination levels in the region remain low, and daily case rates remain high. Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is not only about protecting yourself – it’s also about protecting your family, friends, and community. Vaccination is critically important ahead of the holiday season, when large family gatherings could lead to super-spreader events among people who are unvaccinated.

**Start vaccinations now to be fully vaccinated by late December and the New Year**

City leaders and health officials are urging unvaccinated residents to get their first shot and begin vaccination as soon as possible, in order to have safe and healthy holidays.

Thank you to all those who have served. Happy Veteran's Day.!
11/11/2021

Thank you to all those who have served. Happy Veteran's Day.!

Thank you to all those who have served. Happy Veteran's Day.!

We are closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day.
11/11/2021

We are closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day.

We are closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Looking for a job ?
11/09/2021
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Looking for a job ?

We want to make it easier for you to find a job. Register for MassHire, Attend a Career Center Seminar, Create your Career Action Plan, Build a resume, Enroll in workshops, Search for jobs. The MassHire Virtual Pathway will guide your action steps!

11/08/2021

Calling all our Nurturing Fathers Graduates 🗣
Nurturing Fathers Support Group
tonight 11/8 at 5:30 !!

Free Food Resources
11/01/2021

Free Food Resources

Our November Schedule is here! Stop by our Y Community Market where will be giving away FREE fresh produce, meat and other staple items to anyone in need. No appointment necessary.

11/01/2021

Calling all our Nurturing Fathers Graduates 🗣
Nurturing Fathers Support Group
tonight 11/1 at 5:30 !!

Check out what is happening this month at the FRDC!
11/01/2021

Check out what is happening this month at the FRDC!

Do you live in South Central New Bedford? Talk more with other residents on increasing access to healthy foods, improvin...
10/30/2021

Do you live in South Central New Bedford? Talk more with other residents on increasing access to healthy foods, improving health outcomes, fostering private reinvestment in minority-owned business, and more at a series of virtual workshops happening next week. Register now at http://ow.ly/wkhB50GBtfp

Do you live in South Central New Bedford? Talk more with other residents on increasing access to healthy foods, improving health outcomes, fostering private reinvestment in minority-owned business, and more at a series of virtual workshops happening next week. Register now at http://ow.ly/wkhB50GBtfp

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10/30/2021

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Don’t forget to sign up for PACE’s Annual Turkey/Thanksgiving Meal Distribution. Sign-ups are open from now from until November 4th, 2021 SIGN UP HERE: paceinfo.org/thanksgiving or call the 508-999-9920 and ask to be signed up for this year’s turkey distribution.

Are you interested in Fostering ? Come to DeMello International Place 128 Union St First floor lobby  on Thursday,Nov 4 ...
10/29/2021

Are you interested in Fostering ?
Come to DeMello International Place 128 Union St First floor lobby on Thursday,Nov 4 , 4-6pm to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

Are you interested in Fostering ?
Come to DeMello International Place 128 Union St First floor lobby on Thursday,Nov 4 , 4-6pm to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

Need help with heating costs ??
10/28/2021

Need help with heating costs ??

Starting 11/1/21 PACE Fuel Assistance will be offering help with your heating costs. The program helps pay a portion of your winter heating bills. A wide range of incomes can qualify! Apply now! https://paceinfo.org/programs/fuel-assistance/

Know a family or individual that could benefit from our Holiday Wish program with FUN 107 and 1420 WBSM? Nominate them t...
10/27/2021

Know a family or individual that could benefit from our Holiday Wish program with FUN 107 and 1420 WBSM? Nominate them today - nominations due October 31st! Learn more at www.unitedwayofgnb.org/holiday-wishes

Know a family or individual that could benefit from our Holiday Wish program with FUN 107 and 1420 WBSM? Nominate them today - nominations due October 31st! Learn more at www.unitedwayofgnb.org/holiday-wishes

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128 Union St, Fl 3rd
New Bedford, MA
02740

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(508) 994-4521

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GREAT FAMILY EVENT!!! This Saturday, May 19th at SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, 500 Kings Hwy., New Bedford, MA at 10am. Come down and check out the Mobil 1 Race Car & try your chances in the race simulator for chances to win great prizes!!! FREE EVENT! Bring the kiddos!!!
FREE COLLEGE CLASSES IN NEW BEDFORD! The Clemente Course in the Humanities is accepting student applications for the spring semester, which will start on Thursday January 18th. Clemente provides college classes, for up to 6 credits, to adults on low-incomes. Students take courses in Moral Philosophy, Literature, American History, Art History, Writing and Public Speaking. Clemente is FREE, and books, CHILDCARE, and TRANSPORTATION are all provided FREE of charge. It's an amazing, life changing program -- come and take that first step toward college, and join over 150 other Clemente scholars who have also taken that step! The classes take place on Monday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm, at the PACE Head Start school on Smith Street. To apply, and for more information, go to the link below. You can also contact the Academic Director, Mark Santow, at [email protected], or call Bruce Morell at PACE (508 999 9928) to have an application sent to you by mail, and if you have any questions.