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Lawrence Community Resource Guide (Beta)

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Resource Name Type of Organization Key Programs Offered

Asperger Works

Disability Services / Servicios para personas discapacitadas, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Volunteer Opportunities / Trabajo Voluntario As our Mission Statement indicates, our mission is to help put adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to work by providing employment-related services and training in a caring and open environment. The services that Asperger Works will provide are many-fold: Develop programs that will aid very under-served and talented individuals within the autistic community find fulfilling work, stay employed, and advance in their careers. These programs will include (but will not be limited to) mentoring; job coaching; and education programs (in collaboration with NILP, such as how to seek jobs how to write resumes how to fill out applications Assist employers’ understanding of how they can leverage the strengths of persons on the Spectrum and provide work environments that set up autistic workers for success. Provide support services and advice for both adults with ASD and employers so that they can learn to work together and benefit each other.

Bread and Roses, Inc.

Food /Alimentación Evening meals open to all, emergency food pantry by referral, medical once weekly, clothing and baby items, hygiene products, case management

Chang's TKD America

Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales Summer Camp February/April Vacation Camp Afterschool Program

Progress Clothing

After School Programs / Actividades después de la Escuela, Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc, Financial Education/Educación Financiera, Jobs + Career Services / Empleo, Mentoring / Mentor -Thrift Store open to the public - men's and women's clothing, shoe and accessories available - Professional Image Consultations - men and women job seekers can receive clothing for their job interviews (as well as college interviews and court dates) and the work week via one-on-one appointments with a stylist. Can be done as a referral or individual. Email sabrina@progressclothing.org for more information - College Readiness Program - for sophomore-seniors in high school, GED, and HiSet students - The Swap - seasonal clothing swaps to promote sustainability, shopping responsibly and recycling - Woman Wednesdays - supportive discussion group - Lawrence Area Jobs - Facebook group and Twitter page to share local job openings

Regis @ NECC

Education /Educación Bachelors degree completion programs in Nursing and Public Health

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP)

Disability Services / Servicios para personas discapacitadas *Youth Transition to Adulthood Services - Pre-Employment Readiness & Internships *Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services (DHILS) *Independent Living/Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IL/VR) *The Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) *Community Support Services (CS) *Options Counseling (OC) *Long Term Services & Support (LTSS) *Nursing Home Transition Services *The Training & Learning Collaborative (TLC)

Travel Agency Vibra Tours USA

Arts, Culture & History / Arte, Cultura, y Historia, Education /Educación, Immigrant & Refugee Services / Servicios para Inmigrantes y Refugiados, Neighborhood Association / Asociaciones de vecindarios, Parks & Open Spaces / Parques y espacios abiertos, Recreation / Recreación, Summer + Vacation Programs / Programas de verano y vacacionales, Transportation / Transportación Viajes en grupo o privados a los lugares históricos y turísticos de Nueva Inglaterra en español para nuestra comunidad hispana. ~ENGLISH: ~ Private or shared tours to the touristic and historic destinations in New England in Spanish for our Hispanic communities. Bilingual service available.

Uncommon Threads

Basic Needs: Food pantry, clothes, shelter etc. / Necesidades básicas: Despensa de alimentos, Ropa, Refugio, etc Access to high quality women's clothing for all occasions including every-day, interviewing, work and special events. Private and group styling sessions. Make-up workshops. Future plans to run self-esteem groups and to offer mentoring.