888 Purchase Street, 4th Floor
New Bedford, MA 02740
Voice/TTY (508) 993-6255
Fax: (508) 979-8554

We assist individuals of all disabilities to go to work. If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may be able to benefit from vocational services. All VR consumers must reside in Massachusetts and be eligible to work in the United States. The New Bedford Office serves the following communities: Acushnet, Buzzards Bay, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Wareham.

To Make a Referral

Any individual with a disability can inquire about obtaining services. Friends, relatives, and health care providers can also refer an individual to MRC. Our services are designed to assist individuals with disabilities to make informed choices about work. We have two easy ways you can start this process.

  • Call (508) 993-6255 and say that you wish to apply for services. You will be asked some basic questions like your name, address and social security number.
  • Walk in to our office between the hours of 8:45 am and 5:00 pm, and ask to apply for services.
  • You will then be sent a letter with the date and time of your appointment to come in and meet with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened Communities

  • Bilingual/Bicultural-American Sign Language/Deaf Culture.
  • Accessible to Oral deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Late Deafened Adults.
  • Advocacy and networking with service providers.
Our Staff
  • David Sykes, Area Director
  • vacant, Unit Supervisor
Counseling Staff
  • John Agboola
  • Sandra Green 
  • Jane Hubert
  • Elaine Mello 
  • Corinne O'Neil, (RCD)
  • Emily Primiano
  • Alexandra Silva
  • Chairmain Talbot
  • Kelly Tavares, Job Placement Specialist
Support Staff
  • Maria Monteiro, Head Clerk
  • Gail Jacobs
  • Julie Connolly

Directions to Our Office

We are located in the Times Square/Olympia Building, between the Elm Street Parking Garage and the Bank of America building, and next door to the New Bedford Community Health Center. We are also diagonally across from, and one block down from the SERTA Bus Terminal.

Ample parking is available in the Elm Street Garage behind the Times Square/Olympia Building.  There is metered parking as well.  Note that we are not responsible for any parking costs or fees.

Limited Handicapped parking is also available in parking lot directly behind the Times Square building.  Additional handicapped parking is located in the Elm Street garage, and on Purchase Street.

Directions from the North End:

  • Take Route 18 North, to the Downtown Exit.
  • Take a right at the lights onto Elm Street.
  • The Elm Street Garage is on your right directly after the Standard-Times Building. The MRC Office is located in the Times Square Building, 4 th floor.

Directions from the South End:

  • Take Route 18 South, to the Downtown Exit.
  • Take a left at the lights onto Elm Street. Follow the above directions to office.

Directions from the West:

  • Take route 195 East to Route 18 South, to Downtown exit.
  • Take right at lights onto Elm Street.

By Public Transportation:

  • Take SERTA Bus to Downtown Bus Terminal.
  • MRC Office is located one block East on Elm Street.

Escritório de New Bedford
888 Purchase Street, 4 th Floor
New Bedford, MA. 02740
Teléfon: (508) 993-6255
FAX: (508) 979-8554

A Quien Nos Servir
Esse programma Vocacional ê um programa como objectivo de encontrar empregos para pessoas com incapacidades fisicas e/ou mentais, cujas incapacidades apresentam barreiras na procura de empregos eos quais podem trabalhar. Escatorio de New Bedford sirve pessoas de Acushnet, Buzzards Bay, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester y Wareham.

Para Aplicacaõ
Para mais information sobra qualquer programa ou servico que voce pode precessar

  • Telefone é pedir para falar com consular Portuguese o entaõ
  • Ven o noso escritorio durante do horas do 8:45 de manha a 5:00 de tarde; segundos á sexta é pedir para falar comdo secretaria Portuguesa ó de consular Portuguese.

Oficina De New Bedford
888 Purchase Street, 4 th Floor
New Bedford, MA. 02740
Teléfono: (508) 993-6255
FAX: (508) 979-8554

A Quién Servimos
Asistimos a personas on cualquíer tipo de incapacidad ayudándóles a tomar una mejor decición en cuanto a trabajo. Si esta ustéd desempleado ó si su empleo está por debajo de sus habilidades, usted prodria beneficiarse de nuestros servicios. Todos los clientes de MRC deben residir en Massachusetts y tener permiso para trabajar en los Estados Unidos. La oficina de MRC en New Bedford sirve a las personas que residen en los pueblos de: Acushnet, Buzzards Bay, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester y Wareham.

Requisitos de partipacion
Cualquíer persona con una incapacidad puede pedir información acerca de nuestros servicios. Amigos, familiares y Personal Médico también pueden referirle a una de nuestras oficinas. Hay dos maneras de empezar este proceso.

  • Llamando al (508) 993-6255 y preguntar por la consejera latina algunas preguntas por teléfono.
  • Acercandose a nuestra oficina de 8:45 de la mañana a 5:00 de la tarde y preguntar por la consejera latina.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.