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Isabel Babson Memorial Library
978-283-5624
69 Main Street, Gloucester
10am-4pm
Named for Gloucester's first midwife, this library had books featuring every aspect of family life including maternity, child care and women's health.

Sawyer Free Library's Literacy Program
www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
978-281-9763
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester
Offers free tutoring for literacy, GED program, and English as a second language.


Adult Education Programs and Classes

Wellspring's A.L.I. (Adult Learning Initiative)
www.wellspringhouse.org/programs/adult-basic-education-ali/adult-basic-education-ali
978-281-3558 x304 (8:30am-4:30pm)
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester
Offers training for GED, college, and job-readiness skills.

The Women in Transition Program
www.northshore.edu/wit
(978) 739-5515
e-mail: mfiggins@northshore.edu
North Shore Community College campus, 112 Sohier Road, Beverly
Offers support for women interested in going to college.

Wellspring's MediClerk Course
www.wellspringhouse.org/programs/adult-basic-education-ali/job-training-mediclerk
978-354-2499
Spanish: 978-354-2128
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester
A 13-week skills class to prepare adults for administrative position in the healthcare field.

Wellspring's MediClerk Course
www.wellspringhouse.org/programs/adult-basic-education-ali/job-training-mediclerk
978-354-2499
Spanish: 978-354-2128
302 Essex Avenue, Gloucester
A 13-week skills class to prepare adults for administrative position in the healthcare field.


Employment Resources

MA Labor and Workforce Development
web.detma.org

  • Department of Workforce Development
    617-626-7122
    TTY: 617-727-4404
    Offers programs and resources for employers and job seekers.
  • Division of Unemployment Assistance
    617-626-6800
    Administers the Unemployment Insurance program, and provides temporary assistance to unemployed Massachusetts workers.
  • Department of Employment and Training
    978-283-4772
  • Division of Career Services
    617-626-5300
    Helps to provide job seekers with career guidance as well as referral to jobs and training.

Action, Inc. Employment and Training
www.actioninc.org/jobtraining.html
978-281-7402
Jobs skills training for adults.


Youth Employment

Action, Inc. Compass Youth Programs
www.actioninc.org/compass.html
978-281-9682
186 Main Street, Gloucester
Provides education, training and employment programs for youth ages 16-21.


Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Community Enterprises, Inc.
www.communityenterprises.com
978-281-8889
ssilva@communityenterprises.com 150 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester
Employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, autism and physical disabilities.