1452 Dorchester Avenue, 4th FloorDorchester, MA, 02122
United States42° 18' 3.6576" N, 71° 3' 35.4564" W
DotWell is a community-based organization, specifically a formalized collaborative effort of its two founding organizations: the Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) and the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (DHMSC). DotWell was previously known as the Health Services Partnership of Dorchester (HSP).
DotWell generates trust and respect by providing the highest quality comprehensive clinical and community-based services; a well-maintained physical plant that meets the needs of the community; a team of staff that are both entrepreneurial and practical; state-of-the-art technology available for use by the staff and the community; and unparalleled involvement by a diverse group of stakeholders including staff, clients, board members, elected and appointed officials, and collaborators.
Karen Van Unen, COO; Joel Abrams and Sandra Cotterell, Co-CEOs;
Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center; Boston Medical Center; Healthworks at Codman; many local services providers.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Call Visit http://www.dotwell.org/?page_id=45 for specific departments' contact information.
Key Programs Offered:
Free tax preparation
Recreation and Fitness
Dorchester House Pool: Asthma Swim, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, more
Sports clinics: Basketball (Beantown Slam), Tennis,
FANtastic Kids: Weight management program for ages 8-12
Various recreational activities offered through Generation Next Academy/GNA Teen Center
- Healthworks at Codman: Located at 450 Washington Street, this women and children's gym uses a variety of practices to ensure community health: sliding-scale memberships, 3-month "prescription" membership for overweight patients of Codman Square Health Center, personal training, nutritionist "interview" at intake, fun classes, special events and activities, friendly and informed staff
Community Health Career Internships: Summer health internships for teens. Daily schedule includes one hour of workshop time focused on key life skills areas including civic engagement, job readiness, financial literacy and wellness. Internships can include administrative, clinical, youth programming and recreation placements.
Skills for Life: Highly interactive class for teens combining lessons in personal finance with career exploration by making field trips to Harvard Business School, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and other organizations.
Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative: The Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) is a multi-organizational partnership that connects three public elementary schools in central Dorchester with health and social service organizations, colleges, other enrichment groups, and parents.
(You can find DFSI under "Youth and Family" on MyDorchester.)