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$1.6M COVID-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Cash Support for Residents

$1.6M COVID-19 Emergency Rent Assistance

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020, Lawrence, MA- Mayor Daniel Rivera with Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Community Development Director, Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, and the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC) announces the rollout of $1,664,754 for a program to provide emergency rental assistance to low income Lawrence residents who are housing insecure as a direct result of the COVID 19 pandemic. The prog

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GLCAC Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing Project

GLCAC Breaks Ground on Affordable Housing Project

September 9, 2020

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has broken ground on an $11 million, 39-unit affordable housing project in downtown Lawrence -- the first new construction of this size to take place on Essex Street in 50 years. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera joined GLCAC officials for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site, 370-376 Essex St. on Sept. 9.

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Please Fill Out 2020 Census

September 1, 2020

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is urging all households that have not yet filled out the 2020 Census to respond online, by phone or through a door-to-door census taker. The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it has begun following up in person with householdsin select areas including Lawrence, that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Households can still respon

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GLCAC Social Worker Receives National Recognition

GLCAC Social Worker Receives National Recognition

July 30, 2020

Koa Goode, a case manager supervisor at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., has been honored by the National Exchange Club for her work in combating child abuse. Over the years Goode has worked with more than 300 at-risk families and often receives some of the most challenging cases referred to the program. Goode manages the Parent Aide program within GLCAC’s Michael

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Unemployment Assistance for Our Lawrence Community

May 31, 2020

A community phone line has been established to assist individuals who cannot work due to the impact of COVID-19, and need assistance to file for unemployment benefits. This will allow you to call in and request an appointment with a community volunteer to assist you in filing your unemployment claim Community Organizations within Lawrence have joined together to assist individuals needing hel

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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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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 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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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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