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Community Economic Development Center (CEDC)

  • Location:
    1285 Acushnet Ave.
    New Bedford, MA 02746
  • Phone:
    (508) 979-4684
  • Fax:
    (508) 990-0199
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) provides a wide range of support to the immigrant community in New Bedford, MA. We provide direct services and referral on legal, health, employment and education issues. CEDC supports families of detainees and Unaccompanied Minors in the reunification process. CEDC is also a Certifying Acceptance Agent for the IRS ITIN program and we provide free tax preparation as a VITA site. Tax services are not limited to New Bedford.

Counties served: Bristol
Detention Facilities Served: Bristol County House of Corrections (MA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Taxes
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Kriolu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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