Everyone

DotHouse Health

Phone: 

617-288-3230

Website: 

http://www.dorchesterhouse.org/

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mission: 

To be an essential resource for our community in its efforts to achieve the highest levels of health, well being and quality of life for its residents.

To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional health care and other essential services in an environment that respects our consumers, our staff and our diverse community.

To be a leading force for change in the health, economic and social well being of our community.

Location

DotHouse Health Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Codman Square Health Center, DotWell, SCI

Key Programs Offered: 

DotHouse Health (Formerly Dorchester House) is a federally qualified health center located in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. 127 years ago, our founders had a brilliant vision. They understood that a person’s well-being wasn't just about one facet of a person’s life, but it was about the well-being of the whole person. It’s about taking care of the whole person across their life span. We continue to follow this vision by not only offering healthcare but, also community and social services to the people of Dorchester. We offer our 23,000 patients extensive case management, financial and legal services as well as a number of community programs. By connecting our patients with comprehensive primary care, social services and internal programs – all under one roof – we support the overall good health of our patients and build a stronger, healthier community.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Dot House/Dorchester House

Mildred Avenue Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1328

Email: 

MildredAvenueCC@cityofboston.gov

Location

5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Mildred Avenue Middle School, Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/24/2010

Mildred Avenue Community Center opened adjacent to the Mildred Avenue Elementary School on November 17, 2003. The community center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a gym, an exercise studio/weight room, large locker rooms, classrooms, a dance studio, community rooms, a computer center, a senior center with kitchenette, a 250-yard competition-sized swimming pool with balcony seating, a staged auditorium and a dedicated space that is fully wired to support a recording studio.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Phone: 

1.866.JFK.1960 (1-866-535-1960) OR 617.514.1600

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

*Holiday Hours* The JFK Presidential Library and Museum will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, 2009 and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours The Museum is open 7 days per week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Our last Introductory Film of the day is at 3:55 p.m. The Research Room is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only and is closed on weekends and federal holidays. To speak to our research room staff, please call 617.514.1629. Museum Admission Adults $12.00, Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID) $10.00, Ages 13-17 $9.00, Children 12 and under are free. Group visits of 12 or more are eligible for a group visit discount with advance reservations. Students in grades K-12 from New England Schools on an educational group tour are eligible for free admission. Please contact the Group Tours office for more information at 617.514.1589.

Mission: 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Tour the Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Students and scholars can also arrange to conduct research using the collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy Library is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Location

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

JFK Library

Transportation The Library and Museum is easily accessed by public transportation. Take the MBTA Rapid Transit, Red Line (any red line train) to JFK/UMASS Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the Library every 20 minutes beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until Museum closing. Please take the buses marked ‘JFK.’

Greater Boston Food Bank, The

Phone: 

(617) 427-5200

Email: 
Mission: 

To help end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.

To achieve our mission, The Food Bank feeds more than 320,000 people annually in nine counties in eastern Massachusetts. They're poor to middle-class people who can't make ends meet. They're our friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

Location

The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 288-2700

Website: 

http://bostonabcd.org/dorchester-nsc.aspx

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9 AM - 6PM Tue - Fri; 10 AM - 5 PM, Mon.

Mission: 

Since its inception in 1962, ABCD has remained devoted to its mission of promoting self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods. ABCD empowers disadvantaged people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential. It emphasizes education, skilled job-training and asset development. While ABCD's overall focus remains long-term self-sufficiency, we understand that sometimes, things happen. ABCD offers a number of programs that help families through these times of crisis, including fuel assistance in winter, food pantries, and rental assistance. Once stability has been established, ABCD helps people move forward with a focus on education and skill development. The agency works closely with area businesses and academic institutions to develop programs that educate workers who are consistently applauded for their abilities and commitment to excellence.

Location

Ashmont Neighborhood Service Center
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit the center.

Key Programs Offered: 



  • Fuel Assistance and Weatherization

    ABCD fuel assistance helps more than 15,000 low-income households in Boston, Brookline and Newton pay fuel bills during the heating season. Applications are taken from November through March at ABCD's offices.

    Eligibility for this program is your maximum income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • Tax Preparation

    January through April. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • School Vacation, After-School, and Summer Childcare Programs

    Summer Enrichment Program dates for 2010 are July 6th-August 27th. Program hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM, Friday 7AM-5PM. Open to children in first grade through age 12. Limited discounts for tuition and EEC slots available. Vouchers accepted. To receive vouchers, call Child Care Choices of Boston at (617) 348-6677. To register or receive more information call (617) 288-2700x206 or x203.

  • Summer Works, Winter Works, and Adult Employment Services

    Employment programs for youth and adults. Summer Works begins July 6 and ends August 13th. Interested participants apply in early spring for Summe Works and in September for Winter Works. For more information call (617) 288-2700 x214 or x216.

  • Food Stamps, Mass Health, Seasonal Programs, and Case Management

    The DNSC can help you apply for Food Stamps and Mass Health, and also offers case management services. Seasonal programs include November and December Holiday Food and Toy Assistance programs. Thanksgiving referrals begin October 25th through November 12th on a first-come, first-served basis. Toy Assistance referrals begin November 29th. For more information on these programs, contact (617) 288-2700x202.

  • Other Services

    The DNSC also offers GED and ESOL referrals, limited translation services, information and referrals on housing and higher education, and referrals to Dorchester Head Start preschool programs. 110 Claybourne Street is also a BPS Summer Feeding Site.

Created: 
11/29/2010

Two locations:

110 Claybourne Street Dorchester, MA 02121

Strand Theatre

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 255247
Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone: 

617-635-1403

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

See website

Mission: 

The mission of the Strand Theatre is to serve as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences regardless of race or cultural background, age, ability, gender, economic level, or sexual orientation. Central to the Strand's mission is the development and implementation of youth arts educations programs. The Strand Theatre has a special commitment to the surrounding communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Location

Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Brookview House Inc

Phone: 

617-265-2965

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Contact Brookfield for information on year-round services. Summer Youth Program (Ages 6-12) M-F: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Mission: 

Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With sites in Roxbury and Dorchester, we provide a safe, community setting with customized services to give homeless moms and kids the help and skills they need to succeed. We believe: Family homelessness can be solved. Motivated homeless families can break the generational cycle of poverty if given the right resources: o A safe place to stay o Access to support, education, job and life skills training o Support for their children Children of all ages are traumatized by homelessness and poverty but with proper attention and support can thrive. Every homeless family needs a customized plan with concrete goals and support to become self-sufficient. Brookview House serves the following people: Women committed to do what it takes to lift their families out of homelessness. Their children, who have been traumatized by instability Children and adults in the community at risk of becoming homeless Brookview targets families -- more than a third of the homeless population - at risk of long-term public dependency, who demonstrate the capacity to move toward self-sufficiency.

Location

2 Brookview Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Brookview House conducts monthly tours to introduce people to our work. In just an hour you can hear from someone who has been through our program and tour our supportive housing and youth development space. Staff and Board members will also be on hand to answer questions and share their perspective on Brookview House. Tours take place at 2 Brookview Street in Dorchester from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, call Mercedes Tompkins at (617) 265-2965 x 208 or E-mail: MTompkins@BrookviewHouse.org Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer at Brookview House, please submit your info in the form here.

Key Programs Offered: 

Affordable housing services, training and education (help moms develop skills so they can support their families), youth development, homelessness prevention and stabilization. Above & Beyond Programs Homework support, creative expression, arts & crafts, oral discussions, reading & writing assignments, technology and math exploration, field trips, dance & step, and snacks.

Created: 
11/03/2010

Perkins Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5146

Email: 

perkinscc@cityofboston.gov

Website: 

www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families Joseph Lee Elementary School Lee Academy Pilot School Codman Square Library DotWell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For Adult Education, including GED and ESOL classes, contact Papa Diop at (617) 635-1894. Drop-in registration every first and third Wednesday of the month. For all other after-school, summer, and recreation programs: call the front desk at (617) 635-1895.

Key Programs Offered: 

School Age Child Care After-School and Summer Program Piranhas After-School Program: Meets M-F, 3:20 - 6. 4 - 5pm writing. 5 - 6pm pool. $150/year. 1st month: Deposit and &35. Then: $35 every 3 months. Piranhas Swim Team: Membership overlaps with After-School Program, but open to others also. Swim meets 6pm Fridays.** Open Swimming: Saturdays. 10:15 - 11 Children, 11 - 12 Lap Swimming, 1 - 2:30 Community/Open Swim, 2-4:30 Adults.** Fire Star Homework Drop-in: Call center for more info Boston Raider's Mentoring: Academic help for youth aged 7-18. M-F, 3-8pm. $20/month. Strong Women, Strong Girls: Mentoring for girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Perkins on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm. Open Gym Peewee Basketball: Saturdays, 9am - 1pm. $65/season. Season runs approximately October - April. Self-Defense: Free self-defense classes taught on Saturdays from 9 - 11:30 am. 16 years and up. Karate: Classes offered for ages 5 and up, adults included, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8. Call center for pricing information. Dorchester Adult Literacy Coalition site

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
11/29/2011

Codman Square Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Mission: 

To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!

Created: 
02/07/2011

Boston Police Department, District B-3

Phone: 

(617) 343-4700

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Public Service counter located at Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesday (Extended Hours) 8:30am – 6:00pm Direct: 1-617-343-4633 Fax: 1-617-343-5106

Mission: 

Building productive partnerships with our youth, neighborhood crime watch groups, non-profit and government agencies, and community organizations of all kinds continues to be a major focus of the neighborhood policing efforts in District B-3.

Location

District B-3 Station
1165 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Student interns and volunteers are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of experiences, which provide them with unique opportunities for hands-on learning. Many of them come away with in a new, and much more realistic understanding of the challenges involved in policing diverse urban neighborhoods, and elect to continue their involvement with groups like Junior Achievement, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Project Concern, Mattapan Against Drugs, Youth Pride or the Mattapan Family Services Center. Call (617) 343-4700.

Key Programs Offered: 

Officers are involved in annual events such as Youth Pride and Drug Free Family Days. They sponsor clubs for interests as diverse as fishing and model building. They coordinate athletic leagues, trips and outings. They act as mentors, instructors, and guest speakers. They host community meetings and holiday parties, participate in fundraising drives, summer camps, and senior citizen outreach programs. In short, in a variety of ways, they seek to improve the overall quality of life for the residents of the neighborhoods they serve. District B-3 is also an active member of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Anti-Gang Violence Coalition. The Coalition was designed to help member organizations come together to coordinate their efforts, share information, and help each other create new ways to solve the difficult problems associated with gang violence. Monthly meetings have already yielded collaborative efforts on summer youth programs, cooperation on major crime prevention initiatives such as the annual National Night Out Program, and plans for a series of year round youth activities.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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