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We are committed to providing quality services to our communities. To achieve this, it is important that we understand how our communities are changing. Below is a collection of studies and surveys that we have developed throughout the years.

►MAPS Framingham Community Needs Assessment (in partnership with Nonprofit Solutions Associates) – 2017

The purpose of this survey was to better understand the unmet community health, social service, and other related needs of the Portuguese-speaking communities, and the key barriers to accessing those services.

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►Senior Housing Needs Report on Portuguese or Cabo Verdean Creole‐speaking Senior Citizens and Family Members (in partnership with LDS Consulting Group, LLC) – 2015

The goal of this study was to explore the needs for a senior housing facility with the linguistic and cultural capacity to serve Portuguese speakers. If built, this facility would be the first Portuguese-language focused senior housing option in New England.

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►Portuguese Elders’ Needs Assessment (in partnership with Portuguese Area Studies, Middlesex Community College) – 2001

This report is a Needs Assessment of Portuguese elders living in the Lowell area. 

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