Jackson's Center for Leadership, Advocacy,
and Supportive Services, Inc.
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Helping to bridge the gap between poverty and self-sufficiency.
Jackson’s CLASS, Inc. assists individuals and families at risk of eviction remain in their homes through the Homelessness Prevention program.
Our Housing Advocates provide renters with education on their rights as tenants, mediation techniques, and help with accessing financial resources.
When a survivor is seeking help to leave a domestic violence relationship, they should not be re-victimized. Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a public health problem that affects millions of people. We understand that experiencing and/or witnessing DV/IPV can be a very traumatic experience. Reaching out for help shouldn’t be. We will work with survivors to create a safety plan, file a police report and restraining order, and connect with shelters when they are ready to leave the situation.
Navigating health insurance can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone. Our advocates can assist you with applying for MassHealth, selecting a plan that is right for you, and scheduling appointments with new and current providers.
Employment & Education
Through our Dress for the Job You Want program, our Career and Education Specialists will assist you with resume and cover letter writing, interview techniques, and finding the job that best suits your individual skill set. We also offer assistance with applying for higher education, completing the FAFSA, essay writing, and applying for scholarships.
As an organization, we provide a diverse and inclusive atmosphere by offering support and resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming +, youth and adults.
Youth Leadership & Empowerment
The Youth Empowerment and Leadership program, offers mentoring through the following initiatives:
Be-You-Tiful: Self-Esteem Enrichment
Real Talk!/ Off the Record: Judgment Free Zone; Youth led discussion group
See Something, Say Something: Anti-Bullying
What our customers are saying
Jackson's CLASS is a one-stop shop. It's a place where you can bring all of your problems and they'll work with you to come up with a solution.
Tiffani - 28 years old