Education

Southeast Center for Independent Living, Inc. (SCIL)

Phone number: 
508 679 9210
Mailing Address: 
66 Troy St., 1st floor, Merrill Building, Fall River, MA 02720
Website: 
Organization's Mission: 
The Philosophy of Independent Living maintains that individuals with disabilities have the right to choose services and make decsions for themselves. This belief is the foundation and guiding principle of all of SCIL's policies and operations. SCIL provides training, information and support to help consumers achieve individualgoals, experience personal growth and participate fully in community life.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Lisa M. Pitta
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 
Consumers can call directly or agencies can refer to us with consumer's consent. 508 679 9210
Charge for services: 
No
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Community Meeting Space Available: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
501-1000
Other Information: 
We offer free computer classes to people with disabilities. We help people in nursing homes/other institutions move back into the community with support services. We also offer Options Counseling, services to Youth and Adults and driver education permit classes to adults and youth with disabilities.

SER-Jobs for Progress

Phone number: 
508-676*1916 X 31
Mailing Address: 
164 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Rosa Sousa
Charge for services: 
Yes
Scholarships available: 
Yes
Vouchers accepted: 
N/A
Transportation provided: 
Yes
Other Information: 
The GED Test is changing. It is extremely important to get the word out to the community. December 14, 2013 is the last date for the current series of GED tests. Anyone, ages 16-21, who is interested in obtaining a GED credential should register NOW for the Youth Education for Employment Program at SER-Jobs for progress. Currently the GED testing fees are covered by SER-Jobs, we offer transportation and we can coordinate with PACE to obtain childcare vouchers for our on-site daycare. There is no reason to wait on getting a GED. The new GED Test will be more difficult, and more expensive. Youth Education for Employment Program SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. The YEEP (Youth Education for Employment Program) serves at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Our students are made up of a diverse group of young adults that for some reason or another have been unable to succeed within the conventional classroom. Our students must meet income eligibility guidelines, but other than that, we are working with youths who need basic literacy skills, homeless, runaways, foster children, pregnant or parenting, as well as juvenile offenders. The program is individualized and is catered to serve the educational needs of each youth with the goal of attaining a GED as well as workplace readiness skills and life skills. Each student receives one-on-one instruction when appropriate, peer mentoring, and tutoring. The program is designed to build self-esteem and self-dependence and give them the life skills needed to succeed whether they choose to go into full-time employment or into higher education. The program includes innovative technology like PLATO, where each student receives online assignments geared to their level, which they can access from home as well as in school. There are also internship programs and job shadowing opportunities available in several local businesses, continuous academic support and career counseling. The YEEP program is funded by a grant through the Bristol County Workforce Investment Board and works in conjunction with Youth Connections- a division of the local Career Center. Important dates to remember. Last date for registration for the current series of the GED Test at the testing center is October 8, 2013. Last test date for current GED series is December 14, 2013. Any old scores obtained before December 14, 2013, will not be valid under the new testing guidelines. Contact: Rosa Sousa Program Coordinator at 508-676-1916 x31 or rosasousa@ser-jobs.com.

Fall River Public Library

Phone number: 
(508) 324-2700
Mailing Address: 
104 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
David Mello, Children's Supervisor
Charge for services: 
No
Scholarships available: 
N/A
Vouchers accepted: 
N/A
Transportation provided: 
N/A

Citizens for Citizens, Inc.

Phone number: 
(508) 679-0041
Mailing Address: 
264 Griffin Street Fall River, MA
Website: 
Organization's Mission: 
It is Citizens for Citizens Inc.'s mission to: assist members of the low-income community through the provision of services and programs which attack the cycle of poverty, advocate on behalf of low-income people with governmental agencies, private agencies and the community-at-large, be a major player in the area Human Services Network so that all present a unified front in attacking the causes and effects of poverty, involve low-income people in the decision making process in carrying out our mission, insure that we provide services that improve low-income persons short and long range quality of life.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Mark A. Sullivan, Jr
Charge for services: 
No
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
Yes
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
501-1000
Other Information: 
Food Pantry (Client can receive food once per month): Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9:00am - 12noon

SSTAR/Fall River CRRI program "Hope, Help and Recovery"

Mailing Address: 
<p> Free services will be made available to help Fall River&#39;s residents cope with some of the stress related to unemployment. Services may include counseling for drug/alcohol addiction; and counseling for anxiety or depression. Call 508-837-6962</p> <p> www.sstar.org</p> <p> http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Communityresilience/182457581778281</p>
Website: 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Communityresilience/182457581778281

Organization's Mission: 
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Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Paula
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 
call
Charge for services: 
No
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Transportation provided: 
Yes
Number of people served each year: 
Over 1000
Other Information: 
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