It is the mission of PACE to deliver innovative and effective services and programs to members of the Greater New Bedford Community in their pursuit of brighter futures.

PACE was incorporated as a private non-profit Community Action Agency in 1982 to mobilize and utilize both public and private resources to affect the improvement of the economic and social quality of life for low-income residents of the Greater New Bedford area.

PACE - People Acting in Community Endeavors for over 40 years



New Bedford, MA – February 22, 2024 — PACE Head Start is an early childhood learning center that provides education and services to over 200 children and families from Greater New Bedford. Opened in the early 1980s, PACE Head Start has continued in its commitment to improving the social, cognitive, and emotional skills of children,…

PACE Community Food Center Needs Your Help

PACE is reaching out to businesses in our community to partner with us to ensure we can meet the rising demand. We’re also inviting members of the public to donate essentials such as juices, milk, water, pasta, canned goods, and cereal. Thanks to our new facility, we can safely store dairy and meats. Every donation,…

Diapers N’ Things, Improving Children’s Health One Diaper at a Time

Diapers and other items are available for families to pick up every Tuesday alternating between PACE and CEDC. Please email for more information. History of Diapers N’ Things The Diapers N’ Things program started as a grassroots effort led by four individual women in the community who joined forces in 2014 to help serve…

February 2024 Apartment Listings

PACE Housing Opportunity Center Any questions about Emergency Housing needs: Please contact our Housing Opportunities Center at 508-993-0033 Many families and individuals are struggling to pay their rent or mortgages due to financial hardship. PACE has programs and resources to help you keep your apartment or your home. The Housing Opportunity Center provides one-on-one guidance…


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