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Monthly Access Dances Bring in 100+ Adults with Disabilities

The value of socialization and friendship is no surprise. Engaging with new people, creating friendships, interacting… it’s all part of how we learn, grow, and enrich our lives. This becomes especially true for our consumers, and other adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These individuals often do not have the same amount of social opportunities, nor events that cater to …

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Children’s Programs Provide Families the Tools to Succeed

The mission of Better Community Living is to support and enhance the lives of those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Though known for its quality services for adults, Better Community Living serves the unique needs of children with disabilities, and their families as well. The Children’s Program at BCL provides support to individuals ages 3-22, who are at home living …

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Shared Living: Friendship, Family, and Enhanced Quality of Life

At Better Community Living, Inc. (BCL), great emphasis is placed on offering integration, independence, and relationship building to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All of these are central to helping these individuals lead fulfilling lives. While BCL is known for providing homes to its consumers, the agency also offers another valuable option – Shared Living. Shared Living engages families …

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Kennedy-Donovan Center’s Foster Care and Family Services – Providing Safe, Nurturing Homes For Children And Valuable Resources For Foster Parents

All children should grow up in a safe, nurturing home. Childhood has a marked, determined effect on one’s personality and quality of life. Since most of us end up having children of our own, we typically model many aspects of our own parents’ rearing skills – they serve as a mindful reference for when we take the role of parent. …

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New Bedford Emergency Overflow Shelter Open Tonight (30 Jan, 2017)

Due to the weather conditions, the overflow will be open tonight. Guests can start to arrive at Sister Rose House (71 Division St) at 6:00pm. It is a first come, first serve basis and our capacity is 25 individuals. Guests will be offered a meal, showers and a good night’s rest in a safe environment. Any inquires can be forwarded …

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New Bedford Advances Heart Health Movement With “Love Your Heart Event” On February 12th

Communities across New Bedford will be joining a growing national movement on February 12th, urging all to “Love Your Heart.” The one-day, city-wide event provides an opportunity for residents to “know their numbers” and learn more about their heart health. Originally started by the County of San Diego in California, the event has grown, primarily across the West Coast and …

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Winter Storm Watch for New Bedford Area Snow Emergency Parking Ban Effective 9AM Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southeastern Massachusetts including Bristol County and New Bedford effective 7AM Saturday morning until 2AM on Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to overspread the region on Saturday morning, becoming heavy by midday and continuing into the night. At this time, the forecast calls for 4 …

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford Story: Craig Longo

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford is critical to the youth of the Greater New Bedford area, serving 200-300 kids daily with physical and educational activities. Craig Longo, an emergency physician at St. Luke’s Hospital, tells us how the Club impacted his life. Are you a current or former member? Share your story! Want so support the …

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New Bedford residents urged to help fill the bus Saturday to help local children in need

Brighten the season for a local child while boosting your own holiday spirit by participating in the sixth annual Fill the Bus toy drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. During those hours, a Tremblay’s school bus will be parked outside three New Bedford locations: Walgreens, 1103 Kempton St.; Wonder Bowl, 66 Hathaway Road and The Boat …

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NBHS Whaler’s Attic Collecting Clothing, Canned Goods for School Community Members in Need This Holiday Season

Staff volunteers at New Bedford High School will once again collect clothing and canned goods for members of the school community in need during the holiday season. The Whaler’s Attic and Pantry opened in May 2016 as a result of the initiative of staff volunteers – school counselors and Family Engagement Center staff at New Bedford High. The program is …

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