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New Bedford

New Bedford Trivia:

  • The history of New Bedford pre-dates the Pilgrims of Plymouth by 18 years when it was explored by English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold.
  • Nicknamed "The Whaling City" because it was, during the 19th century, one of the most important whaling ports in the world.
  • New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales.
  • In 1838, Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist, settled in New Bedford.
  • In the mid-1840s, New Bedford was the site of the first petroleum fuel refinery in the United States.


Young Parents – Provides a variety of services to pregnant and parenting out-of-school young people, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma or its equivalent or who have a high school credential and are seeking to enroll in post-secondary education or training.

Employment Prep Program (CIES) - provides DTA eligible clients with short-term training to improve opportunities for job placement leading to self-sufficiency.

SNAP-Path-to-Work – provides education, training and work readiness preparation for individuals receiving food stamps assistance through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

For more information on the New Bedford programs, contact Bethaney Price, Regional Manager at

486 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 984-7419
Fax: (508) 984-7481

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