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Fuel Assistance Available Through GLCAC

Fuel Assistance Available Through GLCAC

October 29, 2019

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 util

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GLCAC Launches Healthy Homes Program

GLCAC Launches Healthy Homes Program

October 15, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has launched a new program to help clients be safer and healthier in their homes. The Healthy Homes program will help identify potential hazards inside a home that could lead to illness or injury, and offer solutions. The program is funded by a grant from the Essex County Community Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for ECCF&rsqu

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GLCAC Receives Disaster Planning Grant

GLCAC Receives Disaster Planning Grant

July 16, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has received funding from the Essex County Community Foundation to help clients with disaster preparedness. The $17,350 grant will be used to train staff and provide additional services and programs for families affected by the Columbia Gas disaster in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover last year. Specifically, the money will allo

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GLCAC Receives Grant to Support STEAM Programming

GLCAC Receives Grant to Support STEAM Programming

July 10, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has received a $15,000 grant from DCU for Kids that will be used to enhance STEM and STEAM curriculum in the agency’s early education programs. The funding will be used to train GLCAC’s teachers and aides in science, technology, engineering, arts and math so they can carry out additional lessons and programs at the Community a

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GLCAC Receives Donations for Food Pantry

GLCAC Receives Donations for Food Pantry

June 18, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has received several generous donations to support the agency’s food pantry. Using a $5,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation and a $500 donation from Harmonic Drive LLC in Peabody, GLCAC will purchase an industrial refrigerator and freezer, reusable bags and coolers. “We are so thankful for the support th

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Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc.

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

June 10, 2019

GLCAC partners with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank to provide a food pantry to members of the community each Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

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GLCAC Names New Housing & Energy Director

New Housing GLCAC & Energy Director

May 23, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. welcomes Gerald Walsh as the agency’s new housing & energy services director. Walsh will oversee GLCAC’s housing, fuel assistance and energy conservation programs, which help thousands of residents each year. “We are thrilled to have Jerry leading these important programs at GLCAC,’’ said Evelyn Friedman,

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GLCAC Celebrates WIC Day May 2

GLCAC Celebrates WIC Day May 2

April 26, 2019

The Lawrence WIC program at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is taking part in the statewide WIC Day on May 2 with an open house, games and activities. Events include a make-your-own yogurt parfait bar, raffles, face painting, crafts and games. The celebration, which is open to WIC clients and members of the community, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence W

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GLCAC to Honor Francis, Lavoie Schuster  for Leadership in Aftermath of Gas Explosions

GLCAC to Honor Essex County Community Foundation for Leadership in Aftermath of Gas Explosions

April 5, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Heroes in Action Awards will be Beth Francis and Carol Lavoie Schuster of the Essex County Community Foundation. Under the dynamic leadership of Francis, the President and CEO, and Lavoie Schuster, the Vice President for Grants and Services, the Foundation responded to the gas explosions b

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Bank of America Supports GLCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program

Bank of America Supports GLCAC’s Fuel Assistance

January 28, 2019

Bank of America Supports GLCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program LAWRENCE – Bank of America has partnered with the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. to help keep residents impacted by the gas fires warm this winter. Bank of America recently donated $50,000 to support GLCAC’s fuel and heat assistance programs. “GLCAC is extremely grateful to Bank of America

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Downtown Lawrence Action & Engagement

January 16, 2019

The City of Lawrence is developing a plan that will focus on enlivening and improving Downtown Lawrence. Over the last few months we've been assessing Downtown's assets and challenges, and surveyed over 400 people about their perceptions of Downtown. For Full Details Click HERE

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WIC Helps Mothers, Young Children Maintain Healthy Diets

January 7, 2019

ANDOVER —If a baby is born prematurely, he or she is likely to face health challenges. The child may be underweight and lag in development of skills such as walking and talking. Many young children in this predicament have to follow a strict diet. Ashley Mason, director of the local WIC program, mentioned an Andover child who was born after only 26 weeks. This child was much smaller th

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Health Care Update: Information Regarding the Affordable Care Act

Important Affordable Care Act Info

December 17, 2018

You may have heard news about a federal court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, and you may have questions about your health care. As a Health Care Navigator, we work closely with the state's Health Connector, which provided us the following information: The decision made by a federal judge in Texas regarding the Affordable Care Act does not have any immediate impact on the Health Connecto

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