Links & Resources

Grants for Single Mothers

Listed here are financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.


TumbleBooks Library – e-Books for e-Kids! Click the link below:
The TumblePremium is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Videos (from National Geographics), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

You can also access TP via any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection (for example: color nook, kindle fire, Ipads & Ipod touch).

Resources for Early Learning
Provides exciting, engaging media-rich learning opportunities for educators, parents, and caregivers of children. From detailed lesson plans to simple, everyday activities, you will find everything you need to help your children succeed.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority
Provides regional bus servicePace – (People Acting In Community Endeavors)
Programs include Housing Services, Fuel Assistance, SERVE/Emergency Food Bank, Health Access, Dental Sealant Clinic, Grassroots support, The Family Center, Pace AmeriCorps/Youth build, Clemente course in the Humanities, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Individual Development Accounts Program

New Bedford Career Center
A federally funded one stop career center

New Bedford Housing Authority
Provides public housing and subsidized housing vouchers for qualified applicants

United Way
Provides funding for a variety of programs in the area

A grassroots organization for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

Child and Family Services
Provides a wide range of mental health services for children, adults and families.

Greater New Bedford Health Center
Provides medical, dental and ancillary health services.

Provides free food and nutrition information for income qualified pregnant women, infants and children under five.

Department of Transitional Assistance
Provides eligible individuals and families with food assistance, job assistance and cash assistance.

Snap Program (food stamps)
Financial assistance for food for income eligible individuals and families.

Provides comprehensive health insurance or assistance in paying for private insurance.

New Bedford Family Planning
Provides confidential, affordable and accessible reproductive health services for all ages.

The Women’s Center
Provides domestic violence, sexual assault and child trauma programs.

New Bedford Main Library

Rapp Program
An adolescent pregnancy prevention program.

Food pantry serving greater New Bedford

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

Children’s Trust Fund
Provides programs for promoting good parenting and strong families

Kennedy Donovan Early Intervention Program
Provides supportive service for persons with developmental disabilities and similar needs.

Schwartz Rehabilitation Center
An early intervention program

Big Brother-Big Sister Program
Matches children 6 to 18 years of age with mentors in professionally supported one on one relationship.

Immigrants Assistance Center
Provides immigrant assistance with citizenship, deportation, housing, elderly services and general case management.

Department of Health and Human Services (Child Development) 
Parenting information and resource links regarding child development.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Resources, book and articles on child development.

National Association for Child Development


Infant Mental Health

Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance