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Notice from Leominster Mayor Mazzarella:
Urgent Notice RE: Spanish American Center / coronavirus emergency response
Friday, March 13, 2020
After careful consideration, a thoughtful and thorough conversation with Migdalia Velez President, Board of Directors, we have decided that it is in the best interest of everyone at SAC and for our clients to begin reducing operations for at least 3 days. This will be effective Monday March 16th 2020 through Wednesday March 18th. At that time we will convene again with our Executive Committee to re-assess the situation on how to proceed the reminder of the week. Neddy Latimer and delegated staff will continue be here in the morning to check emails, and return phone calls for urgent needs.
As you all very well know the threat of the Coronavirus is all around Massachusetts, causing us to have uncertainty on to how to proceed next. However, the Center is committed to follow all proper protocols of safety and health rules in response to public health guidance in response to the current health epidemic.
Our Domestic Violence staff will be working from home. They will be checking their phone messages on a regular basis and will respond as necessary. The Food Pantry will operate in case of an emergency only if clients make a phone call first, and the Higgins Cocina free meals will be closing until further notice.
- AGENCY PHONE: 978-534-3145
- Our general email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Changes will be posted on our Facebook page and web site as necessary: www. spanishamericancenter.org
Please be advised that the Center will be closing early today Friday March 13, 2020 with an early dismissal of the staff around 1:30 pm. Appropriate signs regarding our decision are on display on the doors of the Center.
Thank you for your support, understanding and attention to this notice. We are doing this as a proactive effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 for the health and well-being of our community. We will continue to assess the situation as it evolves.
Please do not hesitate to call Neddy Latimer if you have any questions regarding this notice.
Be safe and well,
Neddy Latimer, Executive Director, Spanish American Center
March, 13, 2020
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The Center is a non-profit social service agency in Leominster, Massachusetts, a city of diverse ethnic and linguistic traditions. The Spanish-American Center is a registered, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) agency. We receive funding through your private donations, foundation grants, some government programs such as Central Mass Agency on Aging (CMAA), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), CDBG (Community Development Block Grants) and some funding through your donations via The United Way Of North Central Massachusetts.
Our vision is that every person would live in a safe, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous community in order to enjoy the full benefits of our society.
Our mission is to respond to the social, health, educational and cultural needs of the Leominster community and surrounding areas with special focus on the Hispanic /Latino community, limited by language, poverty and access. We foster economic self-sufficiency, equal opportunity, and active participation in community related activities for better quality of life.
The Spanish-American Center is committed to providing assistance to Spanish-speaking residents to overcome language barriers, promoting the development of our young people, fostering community involvement and leadership; increasing relationships with partners, and connecting clients to available community services, which represent and advocate for the community.
In keeping with Latino traditions and being mindful of the historical principles of American democracy, the Spanish American Center adheres to the values of inclusion, and acceptance and embracing one another in collaboration and celebration of hope for a more prosperous future.
Our programs: include (ESL) English as a Second Language classes, our Leominster community food pantry, summer meal programs for children in Leominster, Fitchburg and Gardner, elder programs, legal clinics, and domestic violence intervention. In addition, the Center has begun providing hot meals two nights per week, a free breakfast cafe in both Leominster and Fitchburg which are prepared at the Center at the memorial David Higgins Cocina, our fully functional industrial-grade kitchen and activity center.
The Spanish-American Center has been providing services and care to the people of the greater-Leominster Community for Over Fifty Years! Click here to learn more.