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Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

Help Available to Replace Lost Immigration Documents

November 5, 2018

Residents who lost immigration documents in the September gas explosion may contact GLCAC’s Immigration Services program for help with getting replacements. GLCAC’s Immigration program can help residents replace permanent resident cards and naturalization certificates. GLCAC is working with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Office in Lawrence to fast-track the issuanc

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GLCAC Accepting Applications for Fuel Assistance

GLCAC Accepting Applications for Fuel Assistance

October 26, 2018

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. will start accepting applications for fuel assistance beginning Nov. 1. Funding is available to help pay a portion of winter heating bills for income-eligible households in Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, North Andover, Reading and North Reading. Residents are encouraged to apply even if they work, live in subsidized housing, or if utili

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins at GLCAC Nov. 1

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins at GLCAC

October 25, 2018

LAWRENCE – The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is available to help residents sign up for health care during the state’s open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1. Open enrollment for plans offered by the Massachusetts Health Connector runs from Nov. 1, 2018 through Jan. 23, 2019. This is the time of year when anyone without health insurance can sign up for covera

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GLCAC Opens New Food Pantry in Lawrence

GLCAC Opens New Food Pantry in Lawrence

October 10, 2018

Pantry to be open weekly for all members of the community LAWRENCE - The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is opening a food pantry at its main office, 305 Essex St. in Lawrence to help combat food insecurity in the region. “People are struggling to put food on the table and rather than send them to an unfamiliar place, our clients and members of the community will be a

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An American Dream

An American Dream

September 3, 2018

Juan Franklin Trinidad walked into the immigration office at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc looking for help to become a U.S. citizen. GLCAC’s immigration specialist guide him through the lengthy and complicated process, and the agency helped reunite Franklin with his four children from the Dominican Republic. GLCAC offers free immigration services to qualifying fa

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Daniela’s Story: Affordable Preschool Key to Success

Daniela’s Story: Affordable Preschool Key to Success

August 17, 2018

Daniela Chavez-Hernandez was 16 when she emigrated from her home country of Mexico with her mother and three sisters, not knowing a word of English. Her father had died in an accident on her first birthday. Daniela spent seven years earning an associate’s degree, graduating with honors at Northern Essex Community College in 2017. Through perseverance, hard work and assistance from orga

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GLCAC’s Head Start Enrolling Now for the Fall

Head Start Now Enrolling For Fall

July 26, 2018

LAWRENCE - The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is accepting Head Start students for the 2018-19 school year. The program serves children ages 15 months – 5 years old from Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover. Head Start is one of three preschool options offered by the GLCAC that give parents affordable childcare so they can work or complete their education. GLC

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GLCAC Parent Recovery Program

July 26, 2018

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has received a $37,303 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to fund the first year of a speciailzed program for young parents who are in recovery from substance use. The “Parenting Through Recovery’’ program will promote ongoing recovery and maintenance of sobriety, while increasing parenting skills. &l

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6th Annual Community Resource Fair Aug. 15 at Campagnone Park

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR 2018

July 15, 2018

LAWRENCE – When individuals and families face challenges, they may not realize help is available if they know where to turn. With a goal of connecting Greater Lawrence residents with a wide variety of service providers, the 6th Annual Community Resource Fair is planned for August 15th. Sponsored by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., the Community Resource Fair featu

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GLCAC Free Lunch Program Methuen

Free Lunch

June 25, 2018

GLCAC Hosts Free Summer Lunch Program in Methuen METHUEN – The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is offering free lunch to children and teens in Methuen this summer so all students continue to eat healthy meals while school is out of session. All children 18 and under, regardless of income, can show up at GLCAC’s Head Start program, 24 Gill Ave. in Methuen,

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Child Poverty Funds Cut by More than Half

Child Poverty Funds Cut by More than Half

June 5, 2018

Lawrence, Mass. —June 5, 2018— Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called &q

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GLCAC to Honor Helen Ann Knepper and National Grid

GLCAC to Honor Helen Ann Knepper

April 19, 2018

Helen Ann Knepper, a retired pediatric nurse, and National Grid, will be honored by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. as the 2018 Heroes in Action. Knepper, a former GLCAC board member, and the utility company, will be honored at the agency’s fundraising gala on Friday, April 27 at DiBurro’s Function Facility in Haverhill. Knepper, an Andover residen

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Merrimack Valley YMCA’s Catherine Flynn to be Honored

Merrimack Valley YMCA’s Catherine Flynn to be Honored

March 21, 2018

Catherine Flynn, the executive director of child care services at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, will be honored at the 5th Annual Children’s Champion Award Ceremony April 4 at the Methuen YMCA. The Children’s Champion Award is given out annually by a coalition of Merrimack Valley non-profit organizations to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution locally in

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GLCAC Kicks Off Tax Filing Program

GLCAC Kicks Off Tax Filing Program

January 26, 2018

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council on Friday, Jan. 26th, joined state Revenue Commissioner Christopher Harding and State Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen in kicking off this year’s tax season by launching the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). VITA is administered by Community Acti

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