Back to School BBQ | August 24

PATCH is hosting a Back to School BBQ at the Family Nurturing Center of Mass (200 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester MA). Backpacks will be given to children who are registered. The BBQ will go from 12pm to 3pm on August 24. To register or for more info, call 617-474-1143 ext. 223.



Patch Family Brunch | August 23

PATCH is hosting a family brunch at the Family Nurturing Center of Mass (200 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester MA). Don't miss out on this event, which will include networking with others in the community, sharing food and recipes, playing bingo and even winning prizes! This brunch allows families to connect with each other and build relationships in the community. The brunch will go from 11am to 1pm on August 23. For more info, call 617-474-1143 ext. 223.

Fathers Family Fun Day | June 9

Please join Dorchester CARES on Saturday, June 9th  2012 in Harambee Park to celebrate Fatherhood at the 3rd Annual FATHERS FAMILY FUN DAY. DETAILS:

-10:30AM SHARP - meet at 200 Bowdoin St. for registration and a Dorchester CARES Rally!  (Morning refreshments provided)

-PARADE to Harambee Park (15 Talbot Ave.) for the Family Fun Day: 12 noon - 4pm!!!

Entertainment for the whole family: BBQ, Music, Face painting, Sack races, etc! White Ribbon Pledge: Men Pledging to end violence against Women*. To RSVP please call: Karla Walker, PATCH Community Coordinator @617-474-1143 x223 >> Read More

PATCH Community Meeting, Apr. 7

PATCH will hold its next community meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, 35 Westville Street, inside the John Marshall Elementary School. This is a great time for community providers to resource share with fellow providers, DCF/DYS workers, and community members. Featured among this month’s presentations is "The Family Resource Center 101": listen to a presentation on how the community can utilize the Center for public good.

Hot breakfast will be served! If possible, please RSVP by calling (617) 474-1143 or emailing Ashley Armstrong, Family Resource Specialist at




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