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Needham, Newton & Wellesley

Community Resource Guide 2010-2011

Published by Communities United, Inc. and funded by EEC Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant

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Table of Contents Adult Education Child Care City or Town Office Needham Directory Newton Directory Wellesley Directory Clothing Assistance Crisis Hotlines Disabilities Services Domestic Violence Food Assistance Health Housing Assistance Jobs and Training Legal Aid Mental Health/Counseling Parenting Public Schools Recreation Substance Abuse Translators Transportation Utilities

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Adult Education

Newton Community Service Center 617.969.5906 492 Waltham Street Newton, Ma 02465 www.ncscweb.org Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that strengthens individual, family, and community life through a network of support services and educational programs. We promote social, emotional, and physical wellness and continuity of care for all ages. The agency serves a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse population regardless of economic circumstances from Newton, Waltham, and surrounding communities. We provide service for early childhood education, teen and young adult mentoring, adult day health care and/or family support and guidance. Newton Free Library 617.796.1360 330 Homer Street Newton, Ma 02459 www.newtonfreelibrary.net Free Class! Applying for a Job Online The library will be holding a free monthly class called, Applying for a Job Online. What are scannable resumes, job banks, keywords and guerilla job search tactics? This class will help job seekers as they navigate the online job search environment. In addition to learning about online job search vocabulary, participants will learn about the wealth of online and print resources available to guide them through the job search process. Also stop by the library and sign up for a free one-session computer class in Internet, PC Basics or other topics. Newton Public Schools/ Newton Community Education 617.559.6999 140 Brandeis Road Newton Center, MA 02459 www.newtoncommunityed.org Newton Community Education is a self-sustaining arm of the Newton Public Schools, open to all students, regardless of residence. We provide educational, social, cultural, and vocational programs to adults and children alike, endeavoring to provide high-quality classes at a reasonable cost.

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Needham Public Schools/Adult Education 781-455-0400 x235 FAX 781-455-0417 Emery Grover Admin. Bldg. 1330 Highland Ave. Needham, MA 02492 [email protected] Two terms of classes are offered for regular adult education classes ­ Fall and Winter/Spring. The catalogs are mailed to all Needham, Wellesley and Westwood residents at the end of August for fall classes, and mid-January for winter/spring classes. The adult education program also includes classes geared for high school students, including SAT Prep and Driver's Ed, which are offered throughout the school year and summer. Use the links for those programs for more detailed information. Wellesley Recreation Department/Adult Education 781-235-2370 Warren Building 90 Washington St Wellesley, MA 02481 http://www.ci.wellesley.ma.us/Pages/WellesleyMA_Recreation/AdultPrograms The Wellesley Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational programming and continuing education classes for adults. We offer everything from aerobics and cooking courses to public speaking, arts & crafts and online classes. We have something for everyone! If you don't see something you're interested in or you would like to offer a program, please contact the office.

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Child Care

Warmlines Parent Resource center 617.244.4636 225 Nevada St. Newton, Ma 02460 www.warmlines.org WarmLines Parent Resources provides a centralized source of comprehensive information which supports parents by connecting them to each other and to resources in their communities. We are committed to meeting the changing needs of families by providing the highest quality programs and services. We also provide New Babies/New Moms, bring your infant and meet other new mothers! Guide to Newton Preschools Explore your part-day preschool options. Not-So-New Moms bring your first child, 3-12 months, and meet other not-so-new moms, Day Camp Connection find the summer program you need, Special Events join us for education and entertainment, Child Care Connection find the child care you need, Volunteer! Give a little. Get a lot; Music Stay & Play enjoy music-making and movement with your child, and Project I.N.T.E.R.F.A.C.E. Access resources on youth mental health issues. Newton Child Care Commission 617.332.6723 225 Nevada St. rm 123 Newton Ma 02460 www.newtonchildcare.org The Commission provides financial assistance to help low to moderate income Newton families offset the cost of child care. Each April, eligible families may apply for a scholarship lottery held in May. Child Care Resource and Referral Network Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) 1.800.345.0131 www.mass.gov/eec Safe, affordable child care is your number-one priority if you are working, participating in a job search/ job readiness, or attempting an approved training or education program. For information about low-cost, quality child care assistance, call the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) at 617.988.6600.

Child Care Resource Center

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617.547.1063 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge Ma 02139 www.ccrcinc.org Is a resource of information and support for families, professional development and small business training for child care providers, and community collaborations among public and private family-serving agencies. Today, CCRC remains steadfast in its commitment. Our mission is unwavering--to ensure that all children thrive. We aim to give our young clients and their families every chance to develop and realize their potential. CCRC programs and services include: Child care resource and referral services Child care tuition assistance Health access services Literacy development and parent-child enrichment programs Professional development for child care providers Support for parents Building community partnerships on behalf of vulnerable populations

Newton Community Service Center 617.969.5906 492 Waltham Street Newton, MA 02465 www.ncscweb.org Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that strengthens individual, family, and community life through a network of support services and educational programs. We promote social, emotional, and physical wellness and continuity of care for all ages. The agency serves a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse population regardless of economic circumstances from Newton, Waltham, and surrounding communities. We provide service for early childhood education, teen and young adult mentoring, adult day health care and/or family support and guidance.

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City or Town Offices

Newton City Hall 1000 Commonwealth Ave Newton Centre, MA 02459 617-796-1000 www.ci.newton.ma.us City Hall is an establishment that houses multiple offices that provide services to city residents. On page 9 is a Directory for City Hall.

Wellesley Town Hall 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 Phone: (781) 431-1019 www.ci.wellsely.ma.us Town Hall is an establishment that houses multiple offices that provide services to city residents. On page 10 is a Directory for town Hall.

Town of Needham 1471 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492 www.needhamma.gov Town Hall is an establishment that houses multiple offices that provide services to city residents. You may access numbers and departments on their town website.

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City of Needham Directory

Fire Department 781.455.7580 The mission of Needham Fire Department is to provide the Town of Needham with a first class team of well trained professionals to protect the lives and property of its residents through fire suppression, emergency medical services, emergency disaster preparedness, fire inspections and fire prevention through education, in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Parks and Recreation 781.455.7521 1471 Highland Ave Second Floor Needham, Ma 02492 The Park and Recreation Commission and Department provides year-round recreation opportunities and leisure services for Needham residents of all ages. The goal is to provide opportunities that are safe and fun, and promote healthy living. Park and Recreation is proud of the benefits that recreation and parks provide to our community, including environmental, economic, community and personal benefits.

Police Department 99 School Street Needham, Ma 781.485.7570 EMERGENCIES 9-1-1

Public Schools 1330 Highland Ave 781.455.0400

Town Clerk 781.455.7511

Town Manager 781.455.7500

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City of Newton Directory

Unless otherwise noted, Offices are located in City Hall 617.769.1000

Child Care Commission 225 Nevada Street 617.559.6062

Consumer Advocates 617.796.1292

Fire Department 1164 Center Street 617.796.2210

Health 1297 Centre St 617.796.1420

Human Resources 617.796.1260 RM 218

Law 617.796.1240 RM 214

Parks and Recreation 70 Crescent Street 617.796.1500

Police Department 1321 Washington Street 617.796.2100

School Administration 617.559.6000

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Town Departments Department Contact Phone (781) Animal Control Sue Webb 235-8460 Assessors' Office Donna McCabe 431-1019 x 2275 Building Department Michael Grant 431-1019 x 2228 Community Preservation Committee Jack Morgan Council on Aging Gayle Thieme 235-3961 Department of Public Works Michael P. Pakstis 235-7600 Finance Department Sheryl Strother 431-1019 x 2214 Fire Department Chief Richard A. DeLorie 235-1300 Health Department Mary Suresh 235-0135 Human Resources Susan Adler 431-1019 x 2244 Library Janice Coduri 235-1610 Moderator Margaret Ann (Peg) Metzger 237-2067 Natural Resources Commission Janet Hartke Bowser 431-1019 x 2294 Network and Information Systems Thomas J. D'Orazio 431-1019 x 2280 Parking Clerk Bonita Legassie 431-1019 x 2296 Planning Department Meghan C. Jop 431-1019 x 2232 Police Department Chief Terrence Cunningham 235-1212 Recreation Jan Kaseta 235-2370 Wellesley Public Schools Bella Wong 446-6200 Selectmen's Office Hans Larsen 431-1019 x 2201 Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle 431-1019 x 2252 Treasurer / Collector Marc V. Waldman 431-1019 x 2266 Veterans Services Richard Dillon 431-1019 x 2209 Wellesley Municipal Light Plant Richard F. Joyce 235-7600 x 3380 Youth Commission Maura B. Renzella 446-6274 Zoning Board of Appeals Office Lenore Mahoney 431-1019 x2208

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Clothing Assistance

Salvation Army 33 Myrtle Street Waltham, Ma 02453 781.894.0413 www.salvationarmy.org Salvation Army is a wonderful program that provides clothing supplies and house hold goods at a reasonable price. Clothing for children and adults.

Goodwill 520 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, Ma 02139 617.868.6330 www.goodwill.org Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work. They provide clothes and house hold goods at a reasonable price. Needham Community Council 51 Lincoln St. Needham MA, 02492 781-444-2415 [email protected] The Needham Community Council is a private non-profit organization which supports people in Needham who have under-met health, educational or social needs including clothing and food, and promotes volunteerism, community and a sense of shared responsibility.

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Crisis Hotlines/ Help lines Parental Stress Hotline 1.800.632.8188

A toll-free, 24-hour anonymous hotline for parents under stress. The Parental Stress Line provides assistance to more than 10,000 Massachusetts parents and childcare providers annually.

Toughlove Phone: 215-348-7090 Location: Meetings in MA, Headquarters in PA

Self-help organization for parents troubled by a teen's behavior. Toughlove provides ongoing education and active support to families, empowering parents and young people to accept responsibility for their actions. Toughlove deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, family violence, teen pregnancy, suicide, family dissolution, school drop-outs, and runaways.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline 1.800.327.5050 617-292-5065 TTY: 617-536-5872 www.helpline.online.com The Helpline is a Massachusetts resource providing free and anonymous information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. The Helpline is committed to linking consumers with comprehensive, accurate, and current information about treatment and prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Information on over 600 programs can be accessed through the Helpline website or visitors may call the Helpline 24 hours a day, every day, to talk with a referral specialist. Helpline services are anonymous and free. Children-At-Risk 1.800.792.5200

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the Massachusetts state agency responsible for protecting children from child abuse and neglect. To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-atRisk Hotline anytime of the day or night.

Massachusetts Poison Control Center 1-800-682-9211

Emergency number for medical professionals and individuals for advice about drugs, pesticides, and other toxins.

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Disabilities Services

Early Intervention Wayside/ Beaverbrook (services Belmont, Waltham, and Watertown) 118 Central Street Waltham, Ma 02454 781.891.0555

Thom Charles River Early Intervention (services Belmont, Waltham, and Watertown) 411 Waverly Oaks Road Building #3 suite 305 Waltham, MA 02452 781.894.6564

Riverside Early Intervention @ Needham (services Needham, Newton, Wellesley, and Weston) 255 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02494-3023 (781) 449-1884 Early intervention programs provide comprehensive, integrated services, utilizing a family-centered approach to facilitate the developmental progress of eligible children. Ages 0-3. Carroll Center for the Blind 617.969.6200 770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458 The Carroll Center serves the needs of blind and visually-impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve independence, selfsufficiency, and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually-impaired. Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Voice 617.740.1600 TTY 617.740.1700 Our commitment is to leverage experience and know-how from people of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened, to the point where everyone's opportunities for interpersonal communication and information exchange are both readily accessible and supported effectively with assistive technology. Federation for Children with Special Needs 1800.331.0688 www.fcsn.org

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The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. Communicative Health Care Associates Inc. (Allied Rehabilitation Associates) 781.891.0452 ASL for adults and children 781.899.4709 977 Main Street Waltham, MA 02451-7406 www.alliedrehabilitation.com Provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary rehabilitation services for adult, adolescents, and children.

Needham Youth Service 781.455.7518 1471 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492 www.needhamma.gov Needham Youth Services operates as a mental health resource providing professional and confidential clinical and programmatic services. We provide support, information, and direction to youth and families on issues such as family, social, peer, stress, loss, alcohol, drug, and other youth-related concerns. Human Relations Service, Inc. (HRS) Phone: 781-235-4950 (weekdays) 11 Chapel Place Wellesley, MA 02481 HRS is a private, non-profit community mental health agency providing Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, and nearby towns with clinical, consultation, community education, and employee assistance services. HRS's clinical staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers have experience in child and family therapy and are available to see clients promptly. Residents of Wellesley, Weston, and Wayland not covered by insurance are eligible for sliding-scale self-pay fees. Community Education: HRS provides speakers for audiences of all sizes on child and adolescent development, schooling, family, personal, and work life.

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Domestic Violence

Reach Beyond Domestic Violence Refuge Education Advocacy Change 24 hour hotline 1.800.899.4000 Outreach office 1.781.891.0724 Reach is committed to advancing the safety, healing, and empowerment of those who experience domestic or relationship violence, through direct services and education while promoting social justice for individuals and families of all backgrounds. Jane Doe Inc. Crisis Hotline 1.800.922.2600 99 Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence brings together organizations and people committed to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. We create social change by addressing the root causes of this violence, and promote justice, safety and healing for survivors. JDI advocates for responsive public policy, promotes collaboration, raises public awareness, and supports our member organizations to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services. We are guided by the voices of survivors. National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE(7233) Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

The Second Step Inc. P.O.Box 600231 Newtonville, Ma 02460 www.thesecondstep.org The Second Step (TSS) is a comprehensive program for survivors of domestic violence. Founded in 1992, TSS offers transitional housing, advocacy, safety planning, mentoring, children's programs, legal case management, and an array of supportive services for families transitioning away from abuse.

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The Support Committee for Battered Women 1.800.899.4000 www.ci.newton.ma.us/womenscomm/support_committee.htm Offers groups and individual services for women who have experienced domestic violence.

Casa Myrna Vasquez P.O.Box 180019 Boston, Ma 02118 617.521.0100 www.casamyrna.org Provides counseling and education to stop domestic violence

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Food Assistance

The Newton Food Pantry 617.527.2394 The pantry is located at the former Waban branch library located at 1608 Beacon Street at the corner of Beacon and Woodward Street in Waban Square. Food is distributed every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 pm EXCEPT the third Wednesday of the month. The pantry is open on the 3rd Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. The pantry provides a three day supply of food, one time per month, for eligible Newton residents. HELLENIC GOSPEL CHURCH FOOD PANTRY The Hellenic Gospel Church Food Pantry/Clothes Closet is a non-profit organization run by volunteers from the church, community, Boy Scouts troops, YMCA, and Eliot House. The Pantry is located at 187 Church Street, Newton, MA 02458. Food and clothing is distributed the second and fourth Friday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The pantry provides a three day supply of food, one time per month for eligible Newton residents For a referral please contact your local Clergy or the Community Social Worker at (617) 796-1282. Wellesley Food Pantry The food pantry is located in the basement of the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church at 207 Washington Street (across the street from the Wellesley Hills Branch Library). People needing assistance from the food pantry must pre-register in person at the Wellesley Friendly Aid office, located at 219 Washington Street. For questions about registration, please call (781) 235-3960. The food pantry is open for clients on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 AM, as well as the second Tuesday evening of the month from 6:00-7:00 PM. American Red Cross of Mass Bay John C & Mary L. Collins Food Pantry 11 Francis Street (off Main Street, behind the American Red Cross Building) Waltham, MA 02453 Telephone (781) 642-7000 Open every Thursday from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

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1st Time Visitors Must Provide: Written proof of income ( pay stub, SSI, SSDI, Unemployment, etc) Picture I.D. for Head of the Household One form of I.D. for all household members (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, MassHealth Card, etc) Needham Community Council Food Pantry For more information call the Council @ 781-444-2415. We are open for shopping on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Clients receive food, paper goods, bread and pastry. Food is generously donated by Roche Brothers, Sudbury Farms, Trader Joe's, Needham's houses of worship, Needham elementary schools, Boy Scouts and Postal Workers' food drives, social organizations and individuals. The Council is also a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank. The Food Pantry is the Council's only program that requires a client's income eligibility either from the Needham Housing Authority or the Needham Board of Health.

WIC 1.800.WIC.1007 www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, School lunch and breakfast program 1.781.338.3000 www.mass.gov/doe or www.doe.mass.edu These programs provide free or reduced price nutritionally balanced meals and snacks to children in participating schools. Food Stamps 1.800.249.2007 www.mass.gov/dta Food stamp benefits help you buy nutritious food that you need for your family. Project Bread Food Source Hotline 1.800.645.8333 www.projectbread.org As the state's leading anti-hunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. Project Bread funds over 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks all over Massachusetts. We run the only 18

statewide hunger hotline that answers 37,000 calls a year from families in need. We work with schools to offer breakfast programs, and fund summer programs so that kids get a nutritious meal when school's out.

Food Banks Eastern Massachusetts: Greater Boston 1.617.427.5200 Central Massachusetts: Worcester County 1.508.842.3663 Western Massachusetts: 1.413.247.9783 Massachusetts food banks offer emergency assistance by providing food pantries and other food programs with emergency supplies.

Health

Mass Health 1.800.841.2900 www.mass.gov/masshealth MassHealth offers a broad range of health-care services for low and moderate income people in Massachusetts. It pays for part or all of a MassHealth member's health insurance, or paying medical providers for services given to MassHealth members. Children's Medical Security Plan 1.800.841.2900 www.cmspkids.com CMSP is a program funded by MassHealth and administered by UniCare. Tufts University Pediatric Dentistry Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 1 Kneeland Street Boston, MA 02111 Free and low cost dentistry 617.636.6971

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Harvard Dental School 188 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115 617.432.1434 Affordable dentistry Caritas Medical Group 40 Spring St. Watertown 617.926.0114 Joseph Smith Community Health Center 287 Western Ave. Allston 617.783.0500

Housing Assistance

Boston Emergency Shelters 617.635.4500

Bristol Housing Services 781.891.9510 Provides housing advocacy to homeless, near-homeless, and low-income families

Department of Housing and Community Development 1.617.573.1100 You may also apply for RAFT a short term financial assistance to low- income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Housing Authorities Newton ­ 617.964.8080 Needham- 781.444.3011 Wellesley- 781.235.0223 Waltham- 781.894.3357

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Mass Coalition for the Homeless 617.423.9162 www.mahomeless.org/ Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. The Coalition's policy work and programs address this issue on three fronts. First, the Coalition provides bridges over short-term crisis, helping homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, the Coalition works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Third, the Coalition advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources so that all Massachusetts residents can obtain and maintain safe, affordable housing.

. Newton Housing Rehabilitation Fund 617.796.1150 Funds are available in the form of grant land loans to be used for a variety of projects for home owners

Jobs and Training

Career Source Cambridge Fresh Pond Mall 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 310 Cambridge, MA 02138 617.661.7867 www.yourcareersource.com At Career Source, we are committed to providing all members of our community with continuous and seamless work force development services. By promoting career services that strengthen and assist individuals, employers, and community partners in the attainment of their social and economic goals, Career Source is a one-stop resource for all employment needs. International Institute of Boston 1 Milk Street #4 Boston, Ma 02109 617.695.9990 www.iiboston.org

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The Institute provides newcomers with direct and practical assistance in the form of English & literacy courses, Refugee Resettlement services, Citizenship Education, Economic Development, Employment Training & Placement, Legal Aid and Social Services (e.g. crisis intervention, mental health counseling, human trafficking prevention).

The Employment and Training Resources One Stop Career Center 449 Newtonville Ave, Newtonville, Ma 02460 617.928.0530 www.etrcc.com is available to help individuals identify resources, develop strategies related to job search, resume and cover letter preparation, and interviewing, as well as assisting job seekers with placement assistance.

Legal Aid

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau 24 Crescent Street Suite 202 Waltham, Ma 02453 781.893.4793 We advise and represent clients with a variety of legal problems, including primarily domestic violence prevention, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, and Social Security disability appeals. Greater Boston Legal Services 197 Friend Street Boston, Ma 02114 617.371.1234 www.gbls.org/ Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns. The help we offer ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on client need. House of Justice of Jewish Family and Children's Service

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1340 Centre Street Newton, Ma 02459 617.558.1278 Bet Tzedek provides access to free civil legal services for low-income individuals throughout Greater Boston. A network of volunteer attorneys and law firms provides direct legal representation to clients, as well as ancillary legal services. Mass Commission against Discrimination 617.727.3990 www.mass.gov/mcad/ The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the state's chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination on a variety of bases and areas, and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach and training.

Mental Health/Counseling

Riverside Community Care Agency 450 Washington Street Dedham, MA 02026 781.329.0909 www.riversidecc.org We offer a broad range of health and human services, including mental healthcare, developmental disability and traumatic brain injury programs, substance abuse treatment and early childhood services. Dept of Mental Health 25 Stanford Street Boston, Ma 02114 617-626-8000 The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

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Children's Charter Trauma Clinic 77 Rumford Ave Waltham, MA 02453 508-877-3690 www.key.org/childrencharter.asp Grounded in a strength-based philosophy, Key focuses on unlocking the potential of youth and families. Through a variety of residential and non-residential program models and settings, Key provides direct services each day to over 600 adolescents from the child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and educational systems. We create opportunities for those in our various programs to learn new skills and approaches to problem solving. Child Witness to Violence Project at the Boston Medical Center 91 East Concord Street, 5th floor Boston, Ma 02118 617.414.4244 www.childwitnesstoviolence.org Counseling and advocacy project that focuses on young children who have witnessed or been victims of violence Good Grief Program 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Mat 5 Boston, MA 02118 Phone: (617) 414-4005 http://www.bmc.org/pediatrics/special/goodgrief/overview.html The Good Grief Program, now in our twentieth year, offers clinical, training and consultation services to families, educators and health providers and communities to help ADULTS help CHILDREN facing life's speed bumps. When children and families face any of life's stressors, they can feel overwhelmed. ...Whether it's acute or on-going, due to illness, a disruption in the family, a death or a divorce, a difficult diagnosis, or any of life's speed bumps.

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Parenting

Families First Parenting Programs, Inc. 99 Bishop Richard Allen Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 617-868-7687 www.families-first.org

Families First Parenting Programs builds positive relationships between parents and their children by educating both families and the professionals who serve them through inspiring, hands-on workshops. Our skilled workshop leaders stand beside parents and caregivers to lead them through the crucible of child rearing by transforming their experiences, doubts and fears into the knowledge and confidence they need to build positive discipline, communication, and self-esteem in families.

Parental Line 1.617.624.8020 For questions about pregnancy, parenting, child behavior, child development, mental health, health and nutrition. United Way of Massachusetts Bay 51 Sleeper Street Boston, Ma 02210 781.444.2480 www.uwmb.org Offers many services including topic on parenting, child development, legal, health, school issues, human services, and support groups Warmlines Parent Resource center 617.244.4636 225 Nevada St. Newton, Ma 02460 www.warmlines.org

WarmLines Parent Resources provides a centralized source of comprehensive information which supports parents by connecting them to each other and to resources in their communities. We are committed to meeting the changing needs of families by providing the highest quality programs and services.

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Public Schools

Newton Public Schools 617.559.6100 www.newtonpublicschools.com Needham Public Schools 781.455.040 www.needham.k12.ma.us/ Wellesley Public Schools 1.781.446.6200 www.wellesley.mec.edu Waltham Public Schools 781.314.3400 www.city.waltham.ma.us/school/webpage/tofc.htm

Recreation

Newton Parks and Recreation 70 Crescent Street Newton, MA 02466 617.796.1500 Newton Public Library 330 Homer Street Newton, Ma 02459 617.796.1360 John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club 675 Watertown Street Newtonville, Ma 02462 www.newtonbgc.com YMCA 276 Church St. Newton Corner, MA 02458 617-244-6050 Wellesley Parks and Recreation 525 Washington Street

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Wellesley, Ma 02482 781.235.2370 Wellesley Free Library 530 Washington Street Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482 781.235.1610 Needham Parks and Recreation 1471 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492 781.455.7521 Needham Free Library 1139 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02494 781.455.7559 Charles River YMCA 380 Chestnut Street Needham, MA 02492 Phone: 781.449.6646

Substance Abuse

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse 250 Washington Street 3rd floor Boston, Ma 02108 They help make referrals to housing and detox facilities for individuals who need it. 1.800.327.5050

Genesis II Newton, MA 02458 617.332.9905 www.ccab.org/locations/metro-boston/genesis-2 Genesis II is a family treatment shelter, which allows homeless mothers and fathers struggling to maintain sobriety receive inpatient treatment without having to place their children in foster care. Residents also receive assistance with housing, parenting skills, job readiness skills, budgeting, household management, nutritional planning, and medical care.

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Hotlines: American Council on Alcoholism Cocaine Anonymous Drug Abuse and treatment referral hotline Mass Bureau Substance Abuse Service Marijuana Anonymous Mothers against Drunk Driving Narcotics abuse and treatment helpline National Association for Children of Alcoholics National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services www.samhsa.gov

1.800.527.5344 1.800.347.8998 1.800.662.HELP 1.800. 327.5050 1.800.766.6779 1.800.633.6233 1.800.234.0420 1.888.554.COAS 1.800.NCA.CALL 1.877.SAMHSA-7

TRANSLATORS

Arabic Advanced Technical (617) 723-9766 165 Friend St # 2 Boston, MA

Arabic Translation Experts (ATE) offers professional technical translation services from English to Arabic through its qualified team of native Arabic technical translators.

Chinese Institute of Language (617) 350-7566 30 Kneeland St # 3 Boston, MA

CILA provides affordable, quality language and cultural training in a warm, motivating environment. We offer: Experienced native instructors Mandarin or Cantonese

New England Translations 617.426.4868

High Quality Translations- any language

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Transportation

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Main switchboard 617.222.5000 MBTA "The Ride" Provides advance notice transportation to those who, because of mental, physical, or sensory disability, are unable to use general public transportation. 617.222.5123 www.mbta.com

Utilities

The Horace Cousens Industrial Fund 1000 Commonwealth Ave Newton Centre, MA 02459 617.796.1324 Help to Newton residents with severe income problems Good Neighbor Energy 617.796.1280 Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund has provided energy assistance to hundredsof-thousands of residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds. NSTAR Electric 1.800.627.7477 Programs assisting with paying electric bills ABCD Fuel Assistance Program 178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111 617.357.6012 ABCD Fuel Assistance helps more than 15,000 low-income households in Boston, Brookline and Newton pay fuel bills during the heating season.

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