ILCNSCA celebrates challenges and triumphs at breakfast

Katherine Alfonsi’s life took a turn for the worse around nine months ago.

A lifelong sufferer from manic depression, years of experimenting with different medications had taken a toll on her body and her life. She lived in a single room above a YMCA in Lynn, barely scraping by. So when what was supposed to be a routine hospital visit spiraled into 12 days on oxygen, she thought she had few options.

“I couldn’t bring my oxygen tank back to my room in Lynn,” said Alfonsi. “I was scared out of my mind. I just cried and cried. I didn’t know what I’d do.”

Today, Alfonsi is living independently in an apartment in Salem, which she obtained and furnished with assistance from the various community agencies that operate under the umbrella of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann. Last week, at its annual legislative breakfast, the ILCNSCA celebrated its 25th year of helping people like Alfonsi.

Read more of the article from the Salem Gazette

Amputee Association Walkathon

Posie Mansfield, COP Amputee Association (COPAA) Support Group in Beverly shared this picture from the New England Amputee Walkathon Sunday, April 22.
The success of this event has enabled the New England Amputee Association to continue out-reach programs for amputees and their families as the association endeavors to provide information and support while the amputee adjusts to living with limb loss. The COPAA Support Group is a member of the Amputee Coalition (, whose mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention by way of Advocacy, Support and Education.
For more information contact Posie Mansfield, Leader and Administrator COAA COP Amputee Association at 978-468-3447 or email:

Posie Mansfield at the 2012 New England Amputee Walkathon


Share your immigrant story!

New Lynn Coalition Celebrating Lynn’s Immigrant Stories!
All of us have an immigrant story.  Whether your parents came to Lynn 3 generations ago or you recently came here, we want to hear your story! Come to the  Lynn Museum, Wednesday,  May 09, 2012 from 6-9pm. This is event is FREE and features food and music from many different countries! People of all ages are welcome! Please RSVP to or (781) 595-2538
Lynn Museum, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901

Pathway to Citizenship/Camino A Ciudadania

Interested in becoming a citizen of the United States of America? The Community Minority Cultural Center is here to help you through the process and is now offering classes to ease the process of Naturalization. Classes will be composed of…
-Classroom Instruction
-English and Civics Instruction
-Application and Interview Preparation
-Interview coaching and advice
-Workshops, role plays and video support
-Professional Legal Representation
-Continued access to other educational support
-Guest Speakers
-Field Trips
3 Month Course Twice or once a week Classes.  Payment Plans Available
Please call us at 781-477-1800 for any questions at CMCC 298 Union Street Lynn, MA 01901 P: 781-477-1800 F:781-477-1801 Web:
Community Minority Cultural Center Presenta Camino a Ciudadania
Estas interesado en ser un ciudadano de los Estados Unidos? Nosotros estamos aqui para ayudarle en el proceso….
CMCC esta ofreciendo clases para facilitar el proceso de ciudadania.
Clases incluyen…
-Instruccion de Ingles y Historia
-Applicacion y preparacion de entrevista
-Representacion Legal
-Paseos y mucho mas
3 Meses de Instruccion Clases de una o dos veces a la semana
Planes de pago disponible
Por favor llame a 781-477-1800 para preguntas!!!
CMCC 298 Union Street Lynn, MA 01901 P: 781-477-1800 F:781-477-1801 Web: