| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

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. CEDC is a BIA Recognized and Accredited organization. 

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

Services Provided

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: Community Development, Consumer, Employment, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Employment services, ESL, Health services, 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, Maya K'iche
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Corinn Williams
(508) 979-4684
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