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GLCAC Adapts to Serve Greater Lawrence

GLCAC Adapts to Serve Gr. Lawrence During Pandemic

May 8, 2020

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is adapting its services to meet the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the opening of an emergency drop-in child care center for essential workers. Most of GLCAC’s programs are fully operational by phone and email through at least May 18. In addition, GLCAC has: · Moved its weekly food pantry ou

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Rep. Lori Trahan Announces $5.6 Million For GLCAC Head Start

April 29, 2020

LOWELL, MA - Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced $5,634,382 in federal Head Start funding for the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC). This five-year grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start. “The coronavirus pandemic has placed tremendous stress on families

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Fuel Assistance Extended to May 29

April 28, 2020

GLCAC will be accepting applications for fuel assistance through May 29.The date has been extended past the original April 30 deadline. 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

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UNEMPOYMENT

GLCAC Staff Helps Clients Apply for Unemployment

April 14, 2020

Help is available to anyone who needs help filing for unemployment benefits or with other financial questions. GLCAC’s financial literacy coordinator is available to speak by telephone and by appointment to people who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a record number of people filing for unemployment, completing the application process can be challenging. GL

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Coronavirus situation in Massachusetts

March 13, 2020

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in Massachusetts. Read about the steps we are taking and how we can all work to combat the spread of the virus. Our janitorial services and staff are all pitching in to increase the frequency and level of cleaning of all areas in our facilities All classrooms and meeting spaces are being dis

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GLCAC Welcomes New Board Officers, Members

February 3, 2020

Extends Thanks to Departing Board Members for Service The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. today announced the election of a full slate of officers to its board of directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and welcomed two new members from the region’s financial services sector. With 12 members, the seven Latinx and nine women comprise majorities of the GLCAC board of

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GLCAC Close to Goal for New Child Care Center

GLCAC Close to Goal for New Child Care Center

December 23, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is in the home stretch of a fundraising campaign for a new child care center that will transform the lives of children in the community. The $9.4 million project received a huge boost last week from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is providing a $1 million grant to support the financing. With private donations, the state grant, ta

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GLCAC Names New COO

November 20, 2019

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. welcomes Bobette Williams as the agency’s new chief operating officer. Williams comes to GLCAC with more than 16 years of experience in non-profit operations, relationship building and community engagement. “Bobbi brings a wealth of expertise and compassion to the agency,’’ said GLCAC Executive Director Evel

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Health Insurance Enrollment for 2020 is Open

Health Insurance Enrollment for 2020 is Open

November 12, 2019

LAWRENCE – The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is offering extended customer service hours to help residents sign up for health insurance. Open enrollment for plans offered through the Massachusetts Health Connector runs from Nov. 1, 2019 through Jan. 23, 2020. This is the time of year when anyone without health insurance can sign up for coverage and when existing Health C

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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 CONTACTS

January 17, 2019

CONTACT GLCAC PROGRAMS BY PHONE OR EMAIL ONLY (Paperwork Can be Dropped Off at 305 Essex Street) Consumer Protection: 978-620-4990 or Rebecca Lange rlange@glcac.org HEARTWAP/WEATHERIZATION: 681-495-5556 or Luz Ramos eramos@glcac.org Housing Services: 978-620-4987 or Luz DE LA Cruz ldelacruz@glcac.org LIHEAP/Heating assistance 978-681-4950 or Gerald Walsh gcwalsh@glca

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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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