ABCD Strategic Planning

ABCD’s three-year Strategic Planning process is underway!

Strategic Planning helps ensure that an organization remains relevant and responsive to the needs of its community, and contributes to organizational stability and growth. It provides a basis for monitoring progress and assessing results and impact.

The Strategic Plan is based on findings from a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment that helps identify gaps in services and opportunities for program development, interventions, or collaborations that can deepen our impact on the lives of low-income households and communities.


As part of our planning process, we want to identify the current needs of the community as a whole to understand better what programs and services could be provided to strengthen you, your family, and your community.  Your answers to this survey will help guide ABCD’s efforts over the next three years.

*As of April 12, 2023, we have concluded this year’s assessment survey. Please visit this page for results soon.


MA Community Assessment Statistics:

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People living in poverty:


Low income population:


Unemployment rate:


Number of jobs:


Renter costs:


Median home value:


Housing costs:


Subsidized housing:


Median household income:


Living wage: