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What's New at MAPS?

Immigration Attorney Nelson Brill Returns to MAPS in Lowell for Free Presentation, Oct. 22

October 15, 2014

Nelson BrillAfter a very successful first presentation in August, immigration attorney Nelson Brill will be back at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) office in Lowell (11 Mill Street) on October 22, at 5:30 pm, to once again speak and answer questions on all topics regarding immigration. [→]

MAPS Announces New Citizenship & Health Days from October to December

October 15, 2014

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will host Citizenship & Health Days from October 15 to December 30, always from 4 to 8 pm, at the private, non-profit organization’s six offices in the Eastern Massachusetts and MetroWest areas. The free events include US Citizenship Clinics for naturalization information and application assistance, as well as help enrolling applicants into new health insurance plans in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The upcoming MAPS Citizenship & Health Days will take place as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 15, 4-8 pm: MAPS Brighton Office, 697 Cambridge St., Suite 203;
  • Thursday, October 23, 4-8 pm: MAPS Framingham Office, 24 Union Ave., Suites 8-10;
  • Wednesday, October 29, 4-8 pm: MAPS Lowell Office, 11 Mill Street; [→]

MAPS Announces New Operating Hours for its Framingham Office

October 6, 2014

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) has announced new operating hours at its Framingham office, located at 24 Union Avenue, suites 8 & 10. The private, nonprofit health and social services organization, which for the past few years offered services in Framingham by appointment only, is now available for clients three times a week during extended hours: on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 am to 7 pm. [→]

MAPS Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2, 2014

One of the T-shirts in the Lowell Office Clothesline Project Display

One of the T-shirts in the Lowell Office Clothesline Project Display

“Say NO to violence and YES to love,” reads one of the T-shirts hung on a clothesline at the Lowell Office of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS). The clothesline—modeled by the national Clothesline Project started on Cape Cod more than 20 years ago to address violence against women—showcases a row of T-shirts hand-painted and hand-inscribed by clients of the MAPS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DV/SA) Program. The very personal, dramatic messages on those shirts reveal the perspectives of people who struggled to overcome abuse, and with MAPS’ support, have started new lives.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and MAPS is honoring the nationwide campaign with special messages at its offices in Cambridge (1046 Cambridge Street), Dorchester (One Stoughton Street, Upham’s Corner), and Lowell (11 Mill Street). The private, non-profit health and social service agency offers culturally and linguistically competent assistance to survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence through those three offices. [→]

MAPS Offers Help With Fuel Assistance Applications

September 30, 2014

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) provides free help with Fuel Assistance applications for Portuguese speakers by appointment at the non-profit agency’s offices in Cambridge, Brighton, Dorchester and Lowell. The program runs from November 1st to April 30th and is available to any family or individual within the income guidelines. Clients renewing previous assistance don’t need to wait and can schedule an appointment now. [→]

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