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Our Mission

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association's (CMAA) mission is to improve the quality of life for Cambodian-Americans, as well as other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell, MA through educational, cultural, economic and social programs.

សមាគមខ្មែរ លើកស្ទួយគុណភាពជីវិតរបស់ប្រជាជនខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំង រួមទាំងជនជាតិភាគតិចផ្សេងទៀត និងអ្នកដែលមានវិបត្តិសេដ្ឋកិច្ចនៅក្នុងទីក្រុងឡូវែលអោយកាន់តែប្រសើរឡើង តាមរយៈកម្មវិធីអប់រំ វប្បធម៌ សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និងសង្គម។


Our Story

Beginning in the early 1980's, thousands of Cambodian fled their homeland to escape a communist regime and genocide and resettled in the City of Lowell and other cities throughout the U.S.

For many Cambodian refugees, with limited resources, language barriers, and a lack of knowledge about local customs and culture, the resettlement process can be overwhelming.

In 1984, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association was founded to help alleviate these gaps and provide support to the Cambodian communities in the Greater Lowell as well as other areas in the US. Our services range from language translation to assisting with food and shelter resources to organizing community events that bring people together. We believe that by providing the necessary resources and support, individuals can achieve their fullest potential and create fulfilling lives in their new home. 

Our Vision

We are committed to creating positive change and fostering a brighter future by working closely with our community and partnering with other organizations. 

Our vision: Cambodian Americans, and other ethnic minority groups, are not only economically self-sufficient, but are active engaged leaders of their communities.

Our Progress

At CMAA, we are proud of our bitter past, which has made us resilient and stronger. Many of our community members have overcome great adversity, from being refugees to becoming teachers, business owners, engineers, scientists, healthcare providers, local and state representatives.


Present Day

Today, CMAA is proud to be one of the leading nonprofits serving the Cambodian-American community with a wide range of programs and services designed to help people overcome the challenges they face.

Since our launch in 1984, our team has worked tirelessly to promote our cause. We are fortunate to have funders, supporters, volunteers and staff from all walks of life bringing their unique expertise and resources into everything we do. This is what enables us to achieve our goals year after year.

While there is always more that can be done, there is no doubt that we are making a significant impact. We don’t measure our success through just facts and figures, but through happy faces and heartwarming feedback. 

Please join us in making a difference.

Operating Hours

Monday through Friday: 9am - 5pm
​​Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Walk-in service is available, however appointments are highly encouraged to provide quality service for all clients.

Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather, special events, and administrative days. Check our calendar.

Office Address

465 School St.

Lowell, MA 01851

Contact Us

(978) 454-6200

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