New England Farm Workers’ Council
A hand up, not a hand out
Established in 1971 as a small farm worker organization, New England Farm Workers’ Council (NEFWC) has become a multi-faceted human services agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for thousands of low-income people throughout the Northeast.
In addition to migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families, the agency serves inner-city, low-income groups, particularly Hispanic in western and north-central Massachusetts, central Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire.
NEFWC programs emphasize employment skills training and education coupled with necessary support as the only sure means out of poverty and social dependency. Providing a hand up rather than a handout is the agency’s approach to social service.
Among its chief programs are:
Home energy assistance for income eligible families in Hampden and Northern Worcester counties of Massachusetts
Voucher day care for eligible recipients in Hampden County and eight cities/towns in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Emergency shelter assistance for at-risk families in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Employment and job training for migrant seasonal workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and welfare-to-work populations in Connecticut
Youth programs providing services to at-risk, low-income youth both in and out of school in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut
NEFWC Program Locations
Child Care Resources
473 Main Street, 3rd Floor
56 Arbor Street Suite 307
25 Lowell Street, Suite 101
225 High Street
225 High Street, 4th Floor
288 Oak Street
2702 Main Street
205 High Street
1628-1640 Main Street, 4th Floor