The Division has staff members who:

  • Design and implement innovative programs to improve the “human infrastructure” and quality of life for New Bedford’s residents
  • Discuss human service needs and related issues with community-based organizations, educational institutions, neighborhood associations and area agencies to assist the City in developing policy and programs
  • Provide Information & Referral services to constituents, linking them with appropriate agencies and services
  • Seek outside funds and resources to support City/community projects
  • Serve in leadership positions local organizations such as the Massachusetts Municipal Association Human Services arm: LOHSC (Local Officials Human Services Council) and the US Conference of Mayors Human Services Conference

The following are programs handled through Human Services:

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