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Employment and Job Services Training

ValleyWorks Career Center

The ValleyWorks Career Center (VWCC) is a One-Stop career center, providing a wide range of services to job seekers and businesses, youth to adults in the Merrimack Valley. As a comprehensive career center, you’ll find a wide range of services and resources designed to help job seekers quickly and easily secure their first job, find a new job or research other career opportunities, and allow businesses to identify and recruit qualified, skilled workers to enhance their workforce. Youth can also find a broad set of programs designed to help them obtain their GED while obtaining skills in a variety of occupations.

Website: www.valleyworks.cc

Location is also at NECC Haverhill Campus, Room SC118

New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)

NHES is a federally funded state agency that provides services to job seekers and employers. NHES operates a free public Employment Service through a statewide network of Job and Information Centers, providing a broad range of assisted and self-directed employment and career related services and labor market information to all customers along with Pay Unemployment Compensation benefits in a timely manner to eligible claimants and collects the tax to fund these payments. This agency also helps job seekers and employers by helping people find work through work search programs, employment information and economic and labor market information and by assisting employers with job openings, and economic and labor market information.

Website: www.nh.gov/nhes

Office Location: 32 South Main St, Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-224-3311

Debt Management

Debtors Anonymous New England (DA)

With the help of Debtors Anonymous, people can find a new way of living that offers recovery from compulsive debting and hope for a healthier, happier, more prosperous life. DA suggests that those in need of help keep an open mind and attend at least six meetings as soon as possible. During the duration of the programs offered by Debtors Anonymous, people can come together to share experiences, strength and hope so that they may recover from the disease of compulsive debting.  For more information on the nearest meeting location, please visit their website or contact the main office via email.

Website: www.debtorsanonymous.org

Phone: 781-453-2743

Email: office@debtorsanonymous.org

Tax Preparation Assistance

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National Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Visit Website for local locations:

http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/jsp/vita.jsp?zip=01840&lat=42.7073383&lng=-71.16119029999999&radius=25

Gambling Counseling

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. The recovery process starts with a twelve step program based on spiritual principles. The program and the agency ask for no dues or fees and is a completely confidential process available to those who are looking to attain a normal and healthy way of life. Gamblers Anonymous provides services for not only those who are compulsive gamblers, but those who are indirectly affected by the condition such as family members and friends.

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org

Local Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/node/671

MA Hotline: 888-424-3577     NH Hotline: 888-424-3577

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

The Massachusetts Council on compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency dedicated to providing leadership to reduce the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling and to promote a continuum of prevention and intervention strategies including:  information and public awareness, community education and professional training, advocacy and helpline/referral services.  The Council works with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in order to prevent and treat the compulsive gambling nature.

Website: www.masscompulsivegambling.org

Office Location: 190 High St, Suite 5, Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-426-4555 or Helpline: 800-426-1234

Disability and Vocational Services

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues and is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income and provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. SSI is an income based program that helps those who are in need. To check eligibility for receiving SSI, go to the provided website and fill out the Eligibility Survey. Social Security also provides disability benefits for those who are eligible.

Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

Office Location nearest NECC:

439 South Union St, Suite 4208, Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone: 877-669-3127

Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Interpreter Services)

The Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s commitment is to leverage experience and know-how from people of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened, to the point where everyone’s opportunities for interpersonal communication and information exchange are both readily accessible and supported effectively with assistive listening technology. On the website, you will find programs and services aimed to increase partnerships to achieve communication access for all citizens, support and technical assistance for schools and programs to provide quality K-12 education to deaf and hard of hearing students, enhance the supply of communication services and technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families, and ensure a qualified and culturally competent staff.

Website: www.mass.gov/mcdhh/

Office Location:  150 Mount Vernon Street, 5th Floor  Dorchester, MA  02125

Phone:   617-740-1600 (Voice)

617-740-1700 (TTY)
617-740-1880 (Fax)
Toll Free:
800-530-7570 (TTY)
800-882-1155 (Voice)
Videophone: 
617-265-8447

Disabled Persons Protection Commissions (DPPC)

The mission of the DPPC is to protect adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation oversight, public awareness and prevention. The DPPC receives and screens reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and deaths through a 24-hour hotline, conducts investigations regarding the protection of adults with disabilities, ensures the appropriate protective services are administered when abuse has been reported, and provides different services, training, assistance for law enforcement personnel, the public, and any other person dealing with these instances.  

Website: www.mass.gov/dppc/

Office Location: 50 Ross Way, Quincy, MA 02169

Phone:  617-727-6465 or 800-245-0062

Fax: 617-727-6469

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) promotes equality, empowerment and productive independence of individuals with disabilities. These goals are achieved through enhancing and encouraging personal choice and the right in the pursuit of independence and employment in the community. The MRC provides comprehensive services to people with disabilities that maximize their quality of life and economic self-sufficiency in the community.

Website: www.mass.gov/mrc/

Office Location: 1 Parker St, Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone:  978-685-1731 or 800-332-9722

New Hampshire Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR)

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) is an agency that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to get a job, keep the job, and develop a life time career. NHVR has seven regional offices throughout the state designed to assist persons who have physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities. A counselor will be available to develop an employment plan designed to meet specific needs as well as provide programs such as diagnostic testing, vocational evaluation and counseling, job placement, and many more.  Please contact NHVR for more information regarding their services.

Website: www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/

Office Location: 101 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-3494