Meeting Street compassionately and innovatively empowers children and their families to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child.

Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.

Early Head Start (prenatal-3) - Meeting Street's goal is to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles and move families toward self-sufficiency. Meeting Street serves 72 eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence, RI and 36 children in New Bedford, MA, through our Early Head Start program. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.

Teen Outreach Program (TOP) - The TOP program is an empowerment program for teen girls in the Greater New Bedford area.  The program uses curriculum focused on skill building and community service projects with a goal of Teen Pregnancy and STI prevention.  

Early Intervention (birth-3) - Parents understand that the early years are the most important in a child’s development. At the same time, a parent might not know what to do if they suspect a developmental delay. Our team helps parents determine their child’s needs through an assessment, and if necessary, provides the support services needed. Examples of these services include: early childhood, development and education, nursing, physical, occupational or speech therapies, and social emotional help to name a few. We offer most of these services in the child’s home making it convenient for parents and more effective for children.

Schwartz School - The Schwartz School, approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a special education school, operates a year-round program serving students ages 3 to 22 years old with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs. Combining a nurturing environment and highly trained educators, The Schwartz School offers families a school that helps students achieve their possibilities.

Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation - Children with various diagnosis, disabilities, and complex medical needs, including autism spectrum disorder, are served in the Pediatric Rehabilitation in Collaboration with the SouthCoast Hospital Rehabilitation Services. Children are evaluated and treated by licensed therapeutic staff in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Regional Consultation Program 

Consulting Services

Michael Cancilliere, Executive Director, Massachusetts

1 Posa Place, Dartmouth, MA


The GNBYA is a project of the

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.

©2019 by Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance. Proudly created with