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Lawrence Community Resource Guide (Beta)

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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

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

After School Programs / Actividades después de la Escuela, 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, Mentoring / Mentor, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario - FREE RESUME WALK-IN HOURS: Tuesdays 10am-12pm at the Lawrence Public Library (Main Branch) 2nd floor - PROFESSIONAL IMAGE CONSULTS: One-on-one appointments with a stylist to help your prepare for a job interview, college interview, court date and more. Includes a conversation sprinkled with career advice and pep talks to get you ready for your big day! - 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. - 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. So, when we get more casual clothes than we can really use 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"

Regis @ NECC

Education /Educación Bachelors degree completion programs in Nursing and Public Health

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP)

Disability Services / Servicios para personas discapacitadas *Youth Transition to Adulthood Services - Pre-Employment Readiness & Internships *Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services (DHILS) *Independent Living/Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IL/VR) *The Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) *Community Support Services (CS) *Options Counseling (OC) *Long Term Services & Support (LTSS) *Nursing Home Transition Services *The Training & Learning Collaborative (TLC)

Travel Agency Vibra Tours USA

Arts, Culture & History / Arte, Cultura, y Historia, Education /Educación, Immigrant & Refugee Services / Servicios para Inmigrantes y Refugiados, Neighborhood Association / Asociaciones de vecindarios, Parks & Open Spaces / Parques y espacios abiertos, Recreation / Recreación, Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales, Transportation / Transportación Viajes en grupo o privados a los lugares históricos y turísticos de Nueva Inglaterra en español para nuestra comunidad hispana. ~ENGLISH: ~ Private or shared tours to the touristic and historic destinations in New England in Spanish for our Hispanic communities. Bilingual service available.

Uncommon Threads

Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc Access to high quality women's clothing for all occasions including every-day, interviewing, work and special events. Private and group styling sessions. Make-up workshops. Future plans to run self-esteem groups and to offer mentoring.