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LEOMINSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY RE SOURCE GUIDE Mission Statement:
The Leominster Public School System stands committed to
challenging all of its students to strive for academic excellence
within a secure, caring, respec(/,ul and student-centered
Environm ent. We belie ve in the pursuit of lifelong learning.
We seek to empower students to become responsible and
Productive Decision-making members of the gLobaL community.
We invite Community collaboration in shaping the skills of our
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COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR LEOMINSTER
STUDENTS, FA MILIES AND PERSONNEL
Table of Contents Leominster Public Schools Directory ......... . ... ... . . .......3 Child Care and Preschool .......... ......... ...... ..............4 Counseling and Mental Hea lth Services ..... .. . .... .. ...... .4-5 Food and Clothing ................ .. ..................... . .... ...5-6 Healthcare .... ............... . ...... .......... . ........... .........6- 7 Hotlines ............................ .......... ... ...... .. ...........8 HOllsing and Financial Assistance .... .. ... ............. .. ...9-11 Legal Services ................................. ................... 11 Leominster Resources .............. ..... . ................ ..... .12 *'"This is not a comprehensive list of resou rces. Fo r a full list ofpro­
grams and additional info rma tion about eligibility and benefits visit,
lI'H'II',nurssrcsollrces.o rg , or contact the appropriate agency directly. **
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Leominster Public Schools Directory:
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Central Office:
May A. Gallagher Building
24 Church Street
Phone: (978) 534 -7700 Fax: (978) 534 -7900
James Jolicoeur, Superintendent
Nedd Pratt, Homeless Liaison
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Preschool:
Samoset Integrated Preschool - 100 DeCicco Drive
Phone: (978) 537-3383 Fax: (978) 466-7421
IG ndergarten:
Bennett - 145 Pleasant Street
Phone: (978) 534 -7704 Fax: (978) 534 -7769
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Priest Street - 115 Priest Street
Phone: (978) 534 -7761Fax: (978) 534 -7770
Elementary:
Johlln y Appleseed - 845 Main Street
Phone: (978) 534 -7765 Fax: (978) 534 -7776
Northwest - 45 Stearns Avenue
Phone: (978) 534 -7756 Fax: (978) 534 -7779
Southeast - 95 Viscoloid Avenue
Phone: (978) 534 -77 51 Fax: (978) 466-8603
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Fallbrook - 25 DeCicco Drive
Phone: (978) 534-7745 Fax: (978) 466-9825
Middle School:
Sk yview - 500 Kennedy Way
Phone: (978) 534 -7780 Fax: (978) 840-8600
Samoset - 100 DeCicco Drive
Phone: (978) 534 -7725 Fax: (978) 466-7421
• High School:
Leominster High/eTE - 122 Granite Street
Phone: (978) 534 -771 5 Fax: (978) 534 -7794
Guidance Office (978) 534-7719 & 720
Nurses OffIce (978) 534-7740
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Child Care and Preschool
Department of Transitional Assistance Child Care: Helps current and former welfare families (within the past 12 months) with free or low cost child care. Con tact Information: • (800) 772-1213 or (978) 665-8700 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Early Intervention: A program to help infants and toddlers who have
developmental delays or are at risk for such delays.
Contact Information:
• Community Healthlink Lipton EIP 100 Erdman Way (978) 840-9354 or (800) 905-8437
Income-eligible Child Care: Helps low-income non-welfare recipients who are income eligible to receive subsidized childcare for children under the age of 12, or older children with special needs. Contact Information: (800) 345-0131 Head Start / Early Head Start: Free early childhood programs for pregnant women and for children from birth to age 5. Con tact information: • 133 Prichard Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-0185 or (800) 763-6481
• Salvation Army
(978) 342-3300
Project Apples
500 Kennedy Way
(978) 534-3038
Counseling and Mental Health Services
Children's Aid and Family Service, Inc.
1480 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-4147
Family Services of Central Mass.
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-4646
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Herbert Lipton Community Mental Healih Center
100 Erdman Way
(978) 537 -6039
Youth Opportunities Upheld (YOU, Inc.)
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5 600 or (978) 632-2321
Food and Clothing Resources
Food Stamps: A government assistance program that helps low-income
households buy food . It can be used to buy almost anything in the
supermarket. Any money leftover can be saved and used towards paying
other bills.
• Department of Tran sitional Assistance 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 665-8700, (800) 249-2007 or (866) 950-3663
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Woman, Infants, and Children: Food and nutrition program for low­
income women and children who are not getting all the nutrients they need. Provides free nutrition education, counseling, nutritious food s, and referrals to health care and other services. Contact Information: (978) 345-6272 or (800) 942-1007 Food Pantries and Free Meals: People can get free food to take home with them to prepare on their own through local food pantries. Contact Information : The Project Bread Food Source Hotline (800) 645-8 333 School Meal Programs: Provide free or reduced price meals to children from low-in come families who are enrolled in Massachusetts schools. Contact Information: Department of Education (978) 534-7700 Fitchburg/Leominster Community Action Council
62 Normandy Road
Fitchburg, MA 0142(978) 342-8617
Ginny's Helping Hands
52 Mech anic Street
(978) 537-1387
United Methodist Church
77 Hall Street
(978) 537-1356
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Spallish American Center
112 Spruce Street
(978 ) 534-3145
First Baptist Church
23 West Street
(978) 537-2684
Ollr Lady ofthe Lake
1400 Main Street
(978) 342-2978
St. Leo's Church
108 Main Street
(978) 537-7257
Catholic Charities:
196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 840-0696
Salvation Army:
739 W ater Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-3300
Goodwill Stores:
25 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 752-4042
Healthcare
Action Health Services: Brings medical care and services directly to you
and your family through a mobile medical unit. Program is available to
anyone who is homeless, does not have health insurance, or is homebound.
Contact Information: (978) 878-8110
Commol/wealth Care: A state funded health insurance program for
uninsured adult Massachusetts residents of low or modera te income who do
not qualify for MassHealth. Contact Information: (877) 623-6765
Comm ollwealth Choice: Heal th insurance program for uninsured ad ult
Massach usetts residents whose incomes are too high for Commonwealth
Contact Information: (877) 623-6765
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Children's Medical Security Plan: A basic health insurance program for
children under the age of 19 years who are residents of Massachusetts, are
uninsured, and are not eligible for MassHealth.
Contact Information: (800) 909-2677
HeaLth Allianc e Hospital- Leominster Campus
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60 Hospi tal Road
(978) 537-8797
Health Alliance Hospital - Burbank Campus Urgent Care
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275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg
(978) 343-5000
Health Safety Net Fund (Free Care): A program for Massachusetts low and
medium income residents of all ages who are not eligible for health insurance
or cannot afford to buy it.
Contact Information: (877) 910-2100
Leominster Comlllunity Health Center: Free care or partial free care may be
available for medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy for those who
do not qualify for any state spon sored insurance coverage program. Bi­
lingual providers available.
Contact Information:
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14 Manning Avenue, 4th Roor, Suite 402
(978) 847- 0110
MassHealth: A public health insurance program for residents of
Massachusetts of low and medium income.
Contact Information: (888) 665-9993
Medicare: A national health insurance program for people who are 65 or
older. It is a basic protection, and does not cover all medical expen ses or
most long-term care. Contact Information: (800) 633-4227
Prescriptioll Advantage: A state spon sored prescription drug insurance plan
for Massachusetts seniors and disabled residents who meet eligibility
requirements. Contact Information: (800) 243-4636
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Hotlines
Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADCARE) - Worcester
Contact Information: (800) 327-5050
Battered Women's Resources
Con tact Informati on : (978) 537-23 06 or (978) 537-8601
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Contact In for mation: (800) 792-5 200
MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Con tact Informati on: (800) 442-3035
National Child Abuse Hotline
Contact Infor mation: (800) 422-4453
National Runaway Switchboard
Con tact Infor mati on : (800) 786-2929
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24-hour crisis hotline provided by
the Samaritans.
Contact Infor mation : (800) 273-8255
Parents Helping Parents/Parental Stress Hotline
Contact In formation: (800) 632-8188
Poison Help
Con tact Information: (800) 222-1222
Poison Information Center
Contact Information : (800) 682-9211
Samaritans Suicide Prevention: 24-hour toll free
Contact In formation: (877) 870-4673
Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention
North Central Mass Team
Contact Informati on: (800) 977-5555
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Housing and Financial Resources
Emergency Assistance: Gives shelter and other emergency housing services to low-income fa milies with children, and to pregnant women, who are homeless. Contact Information: • Department of Tran sitional Ass istance 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01 420 (978) 665-8700 or (800) 249-2007
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition: This is a homeless
prevention program that gives short-term financial assistance to low income
familie s who are homeless or are at risk of becomin g homeless.
Contact Info rmation:
• (800) 224-5124 hllr :!/vV WW . masshousi ngin r() . org/age nci~s Rotary Club of Leominster: Provide heatin g assistance to residents of the
City of Leomin ster. Contact Information : (978) 537-01 20
Tenants Based Vouchers: These are rent vouchers that let people choose
their own housing anywhere they want to live.
Contact In formation: (800) 224-5124
Transitional Housing Programs for Families: Give emergency shelter and
support serv ices to homeless fam ilies to help them become independent.
Contact Information:
• Leominster Housin g Authority 100 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 537-5300
• Montachusett Opportunity Council 133 Prichard Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-7013
Montachusett Inte1faith Hospitality Network: Strives to meet the needs of homeless families in the area by providing temporary hou sing assistance Leading to assistance in locating affordable permanent housing. Contact Information: • 196 Mechanic Street
(978) 840-9500
Privately Owned Subsidized Housing: Affordable privately owned rental hOll sin g set aside for low and moderate income families and individu als, elders, and people with disabilities. Con tact Information: (800) 224-51 24 9
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Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children: Provide cash and medical benefits to needy families and individuals who are not receiving welfare or Supplemental Security Income (SSf). Contact Information: • Department of Transitional Assistance 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 665-8700 or (800) 249-2007
SupplementaL Security Income (551): Provide cash assistance for people
who are 65 or older and for people of any age who are disabled or blind.
Contact information:
• Social Security RM301 Philbin Federal Building (978) 343-4526 or (800) 772-1213
TransitionaL Aid to Families with Dependent Children (welfare): Provides
cash and medical assi stance to needy families with dependent children,
including pregnant women, to help them meet their children's basic needs.
Contact Information:
• Department of Transitional Assistance 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 665-8700 or (800) 249-2007
Mayor's Energy Assistance Program: Provide eligible residents of the City of Leominster with assistance in paying for utilities, such as electricity or oil. Contact Information: (978) 534-7500 or (978) 534-7526 x262 Fuel Assistance: Help low-income families and individuals pay their heating bills during the winter. Con tact Information: • Leominster Housing Authority 100 Main Street, Leomin ster, MA 01453 (978) 537-2861
New England Farmworkers Council: Provide assistance for paying heating
bills for both home owners and renters. Contact Information: (978) 342-4520
Citizens Energy Heat Assistance Programs: Help low-income people who
cannot afford to pay their heating bills.
Contact Information: (877) 563-4645 or (617) 338-6300
Good Neighbor Energy Fund / Salvation Army: Ass ist people who are
facing an unexpected short-term financial crisis.
Contact Information:
• Good Neighbor Energy Fund
(800) 334-3047 or lIti f)://www.magoodncigh bor.org
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Utility Arrearage Programs: Helps households pay overdue utility bills. Prevents shutoffs or restores utility service that has already been shut off. Offer payment plans and debt forgiveness. Con tact Information: • Department of Public Utilities
(800) 392-6066
• Residential Assistance for Families in Transition
(800) 224-5124
UtiLity Discounts: Provides lower rates for low-income cu stomers for gas, eJectricity, and telephone service. Contact Information: • Department of Public Utilities
(800) 392-6066
UtiLity Shutoff Protection: Massachusetts laws prevent utility companies
from shutting off service to people with special circumstances.
Contact Information:
• Department of Public Utilities
(800) 392-6066
MassSA VE: Offers energy tips and information about free home energy
assessments, energy-saving products, loans, rebates, and other incentives for
energy saving home improvement.
Contact Information: (866) 527-7283 or hll.p:!!www.mas>.!'uve.colll
Legal Services
LegaL Services Programs: Provide free legal help to low-income and
elderly residents for non-criminal matters such as: Family law, including
divorce, child cu stody, and domestic violence ; housing, homelessness,
eviction s, tenantllandlord di sputes; mental health and disability issues.
Contact Information: (617) 367-8544
Online and Hotline LegaL HeLp: Several organizations have free web sites
andlor free phone or email hotlines you can use to get help with non-criminal
legal problems.
Contact Information:
• Massachusetts Legal Help - "Legal Knowledge You Can Use!"
MussLegall Ielp.org
• Live Justice - htlp:llwww.livej ll sl ice.org/in dex.ht Ill
• Women sLaw.org Massachusetts - "Legal information and
resources for domestic violence" - hlql:I!1 WW . wo rm:n ~ la\v. or g
• Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
(800) 342-5297 or (617) 603-1700 - hllp:llwww .larc ma .Olg!h om
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Leominster Famity Resources
Boys and Girls Club of North Celltral Mass.
365 Lindell Avenue
(978) 665 -3760
Football AFY
(978) 401-4335
Leominster DEK Hockey
56 Mead Street
Leominster Hi storical Society
17 School Street
(978) 537 -5424
Leominster Pop Warner
PO Box 874
Leominster Pubic Library
30 West Street
(978) 534-7522
Leominster Recreatioll Deparhllellt
40 Barrett Parkway
(978) 534-7529
Leominster You th Soccer PO Box 1314 Thayer Symphony Orchestra
14 Monument Square, 4th Floor
(978) 466-1800
Wrestling - Leominster Youth Commission 25 West Street Ages K-8 years 12
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