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.

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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