New Bedford Immigrants' Assistance Center, Inc.


Helena DaSilva Hughes
Executive Director

Twenty five years of executive level administrative and counseling experience within a human relations environment. An effective leader with the ability to prioritize, delegate and motivate. A reputation for taking the initiative and seeing a task through to completion. Motivated to help others live life fully.
  • Committed to researching immigrant needs and developing programs to enhance the community potential.
  • Working knowledge of community issues and legislative processes, serving as translator/interpreter.
  • Solid background in marketing and program development-from concept to ongoing operation.
  • Extensive experience in needs analysis and research, effectively applying findings to specific projects.
  • Executive Director Skilled in handling sensitive issues with diplomacy and objectivity.
  • Clear and effective writer and speaker; fluent in Portuguese with the knowledge of the Spanish language.
The objective then of the Immigrants' Assistance Center, Inc. as a referral agency is to offer direction and assistance to the Non-English speaking community and to work in cooperation with the various agencies and institutions already in existence to help alleviate the many problems unique to the recent arrived immigrant.
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