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Urgent Notice RE: Spanish American Center / coronavirus emergency response April, 2020

A message from Neddy Latimer, Executive Director

Dear friends, clients and supporters,
   In this time of concern and uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are grateful for all of your support and very thankful for all you do for the Spanish American Center.
  • We are operating on a part time schedule with half of the staff available from 8:30 am-2:30 pm (telephone & e-mail only).
  • Sadly, our doors are closed to the public to minimize risk to all.
  • If clients or people in general need food from our pantry, please call us first and we will have the boxes and items ready for pick up at the door.
  • We have received generous donations and grants to continue purchasing foods to stock up on necessary items.
  • We bought fresh produce from Growing Places and are distributing those to the people as they come.
  • Domestic Violence services are over the phone or via emails, FACEBOOK MESSENGER.
  • Information, and Advocacy continue over the phone.
  • ESL classes are ongoing via remote arrangements. Please call for details and enrollment information.
  • United Elders Lunch Program on Thursday has been suspended – grab-n-go meals are available for pick up.
  • Outreach in person is suspended, outreach is being done only by phone or email.
  • Notary Services – please call.
  • Community breakfasts and dinners have ben suspended.
  • Shannon Grant Youth Program – only information via email or phone calls.
Estimados amigos, clientes y patrocinadores;
En este tiempo de preocupación e incertidumbre debido a la crisis del Covid-19 estamos muy agradecidos por todo el apoyo y cooperación y todo lo que ustedes hacen por nuestro Centro Hispano Americano. Quisiera ponerles al día con lo que está sucediendo aquí en el Centro:
  • Estamos operando con un itinerario a tiempo parcial la mitad del personal está disponible para contestar llamadas y correos electrónicos solamente, desde las 8:30 am –aproximadamente hasta las 1:30 pm. Los viernes cerramos a las 12:30 pm.
  • Sentimos mucho que nuestras puertas están estén cerradas para el publico esto lo hacemos para disminuir el riego para todos.
  • Si los clientes o el público en general tienen necesidad de recoger alimentos de nuestra alacena deben llamar primero para preparar los alimentos y dejarles saber que los pueden recoger en la puerta cuando estén listos
  • \Hemos recibido algunas donaciones y recaudaciones de fondos para continuar comprando alimentos y reponer aquellos que sean necesarios.
  • Compramos vegetales frescos de la agencia Growing Places y distribuimos esos enseguida a la gente que vino a buscar alimentos. Estamos en proceso de tramitar otra compra de vegetales.
  • Los servicios de Violencia Domestica están siendo conducidos por teléfono o correos electrónicos solamente
  • El programa de  información y abogacía  continua limitado y es dado por teléfono solamente. Los referidos están suspendidos hasta nuevo aviso.
  • Las clases de Ingles como Segundo Idioma han sido suspendidas hasta nuevo aviso.
  • El programa de almuerzos para personas de la tercera edad a sido suspendido también hasta que pase esta crisis.
  • La participación en la comunidad de contacto personal con agencias y personas ha sido suspendida también. Solo reuniones por teléfono o en computadora son llevadas a cabo diariamente los demás es conducido por teléfono y correos electrónicos.
  • Servicios de notaria deben llamar primero
  • Los desayunos y comidas de gratis para  la comunidad han sido suspendidos
  • El Programa Shannon después de la escuela para jóvenes también está  paralizado ya que no podemos tener contacto con niños de escuela solamente podemos hacer llamadas y enviar cartas electrónicas.

Our beautiful  new addition, gift of Mr. Peter Bovenzi & Family

New Addition built by Peter Bovenzi and friends and — donated to the Spanish American Center June, 2019!

See/click  here for more photos and videos of our construction!

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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.

SAC Sign 112 Spruce Street

     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.



Spanish American Center’s policy on inclusion and non-discrimination HERE.

Our Form 990 (Financial Disclosure) Here


Thanking our wonderful sponsors and donors below. Click on the logos to be taken to their web sites: