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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:

NEFWC Program Locations

Fuel Assistance

1666 Main Street, 1st Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

473 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Farm Worker Employment and Training
& Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Programs

56 Arbor Street Suite 307
Hartford, CT 06103

25 Lowell Street, Suite 101
Manchester, NH 03101

225 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-536-5403, Ext. 204

WIA Youth Programs

1628 Main St 1st Floor
Springfield, MA
Hayley King Youth Programs Manager

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