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Lawrence Community Resource Guide (Beta)

The Community Guide is a database anyone can use for free to find local resources.

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Resource Name Type of Organization Key Programs Offered

Asperger Works

Disability Services / Servicios para personas discapacitadas, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario As our Mission Statement indicates, our mission is to help put adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to work by providing employment-related services and training in a caring and open environment. The services that Asperger Works will provide are many-fold: Develop programs that will aid very under-served and talented individuals within the autistic community find fulfilling work, stay employed, and advance in their careers. These programs will include (but will not be limited to) mentoring; job coaching; and education programs (in collaboration with NILP, such as how to seek jobs how to write resumes how to fill out applications Assist employers’ understanding of how they can leverage the strengths of persons on the Spectrum and provide work environments that set up autistic workers for success. Provide support services and advice for both adults with ASD and employers so that they can learn to work together and benefit each other.

Bread & Roses Housing, Inc.

Housing / Vivienda Coming Soon

Bread and Roses, Inc.

Food /Alimentación Evening meals open to all, emergency food pantry by referral, medical once weekly, clothing and baby items, hygiene products, case management

Chang's TKD America

Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales Summer Camp February/April Vacation Camp Afterschool Program

Column Health

Addiction + Substance Abuse / Abuso de Alcohol y Drogas Medication Assisted Treatment - Suboxone, Vivitrol Psychopharmacology Psychotherapy


Abuse and Neglect + Prevention & Intervention / Abuso y Negligencia + Prevención e Intervención, After School Programs / Actividades después de la Escuela, Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Child Care / Cuidado de niños, Disability Services / Servicios para personas discapacitadas, Disaster + Fire + Flood / Desastres + Incendio + Inundaciones, Education /Educación, Emergency Services/ Servicios de Emergencia, ESL + Language Classes / Clases de lenguaje e inglés, Food /Alimentación, Fuel Assistance / Asistencia de pago para utilidades, Healthcare / Asistencia Médica, Immigrant & Refugee Services / Servicios para Inmigrantes y Refugiados, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Public benefits (WIC, SNAP, DTA) / Beneficios públicos, Translation / Traducción, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario Head Start/Early Head Start Child Care Center Lawrence Early Achievement Partnership LIHEAP Weatherization Assistance Program National Grid Appliance Mgmt. Program Heating Energy Assistance Retrofit Task Columbia Gas Weatherization Program Project Focus ESOL Classes Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Massachusetts Health Connector/Navigator Program WIC Program Community Service Center Community & Family Support Center Consumer Protection Program Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Lawrence Working Families Initiative through LPS

ESL + Language Classes / Clases de lenguaje e inglés, Financial Education/Educación Financiera, Housing / Vivienda, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo Job Search Assistance, Financial coaching and literacy, ESOL classes, Residence/ apartment search, Referrals to community supports and resources.

Merrimack River Watershed Council

Education /Educación, Parks & Open Spaces / Parques y espacios abiertos, Recreation / Recreación, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario (More to follow...)

Neighbors In Need

Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Food /Alimentación 7 food pantries at locations through out Lawrence (see Hours of Operation) where food is available to anyone in need. Clothing, diapers and other baby items at Office (276 Essex Street)

Progress Clothing

Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Financial Education/Educación Financiera, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, LGBTQ Resources / Servicios a personas lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transgéneros, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario • FREE RESUME WALK-IN HOURS: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm at the Lawrence Public Library (Main Branch) 2nd floor <br /> • PROFESSIONAL IMAGE CONSULTS: One-on-one appointments for me and women with a stylist to help your prepare for a job interview, college interview, court date, etc. As we work through planning out with the client, the stylist will have also provide career advice and a pep talk to get the client ready for the big day! • WORKSHOPS: We are happy to teach workshops at your location, or you may come to ours! Topics range from Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing, Dressing for Success and more. • JOB BOARD: We post jobs to "Lawrence Area Jobs" on Facebook and Twitter, keeping in mind that the members of our community have different experience levels, education levels, and do not always have their own transportation. We try to post jobs that we know will be accessible for our clients. • WOMAN WEDNESDAYS: The last Wednesday of every month will be dedicated for our get-togethers. We will be focusing on empowerment, positive body image, self-esteem and healing through discussion of various topics for women and self-identified women. • THRIFT STORE: To help us fundraise, we open our doors Mon-Fri 2-5pm for the community to come in and shop! • POP-UP SHOPS: We come to you! Have job seekers at your organization or educational institution? We will bring our professional clothing and set up shop for your clients, customers, and members to refresh their closets! • THE SWAP: At Progress Clothing, nothing goes to waste. When we receive clothing that is too casual for our clients' interviews, we put them to the side and host a fundraiser! The Swaps are a great way for the community to come in with their gently used, unwanted items, and switch them out for something "new to them" while learning about how to create a Sharing Economy!