Here at Adbar we believe helping low-income women and their families help themselves one person at a time is the most effective way to get people out of dependency and poverty and become productive citizens
Get Connected Computer Clinic
Literacy in general computer skills in particular is central to our work. We have seen firsthand the impact of literacy on the lives of low income women and individuals. All Get Connected Computer Clinic activities are designed to close the digital skill gap with the ultimate objective of closing the economic divide in
Get Connected is a one-of-a-kind computer clinic that provides a vital service in Cambridge and the Greater Boston area and beyond. The program donates refurbished desk top and laptops computers to those in need, repair services, trains in hardware and software, and offers internships to students and learners of all ages.
Women's Cooperative Enterprises
Our women’s cooperatives are based on the "Empowerment Not Handouts!" concept campaign where we choose a path to success and hope and promote and facilitate worker-owned and operated cooperative enterprises. As a grassroots organization, we believe helping low-income individuals and families help themselves – one person at a time – is the most effective way to lift people out of dependency and poverty and become productive citizens.
The women’s cooperatives also promote women’s leadership development,
by focusing on, and providing women’s access to, social, economic and financial empowerment opportunities. The cooperatives encourage women to take on leadership roles to control their destiny in collaboration with other women’s organizations as well likeminded groups and associations.
Community Advocacy and Self-Advocacy
Our community and self-advocacy is anchored in the belief that low-income women and their families can be their own best advocates when given the necessary tools, access to information, and support. We advocate on issues such as: human trafficking, domestic violence, mental illness, housing, immigration, family unification, and other challenges. We also collaborate with other organizations and associations that share our values and concerns.