Youth ages 6-12

Healthy Futures

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Healthy Futures Program
P.O. Box 265
Lowell, MA 01853 

Phone: 

(978) 458-6064

Mission: 

Healthy Futures is a state- and federally-funded health program that educates teens in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, and self-respect through medically-accurate information and interactive skits and demonstrations. Further, it empowers teens to avoid the social, psychological and health consequences of early sexual activity and provides the skills necessary to attain abstinence before marriage. It offers positive engaging curricula that will not only help your students understand the benefits of abstinence, but equip them with the skills to make and sustain that choice.

Healthy Futures uses medically accurate, developmentally appropriate information and activities to empower students to make healthy relationship choices

Dorchester Youth Soccer

Email: 

You can contact staff via this form

Mission: 

Dorchester Youth soccer program is a component of the All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL). Dorchester Youth Soccer has been in existence for twenty six years, and the program provides youth soccer opportunities to boys and girls from the ages of 4to 14 from Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury and surrounding areas. 

Dorchester Youth Soccer plays during the fall. The fall season begins on the weekend after Labor Day and ends on the weekend before Thanksgiving. All of the children who have played during the fall or spring seasons (or both) are given trophies for participating in the league. Over the years DYS has provided soccer opportunities to thousands of children. During one year, more that 1,200 children were registered and played youth soccer with DYS.

Location

757 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Register for programs and pay online at http://www.dyssoccer.com.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send along an email. We are always looking for coaches and volunteers.

Key Programs Offered: 

House League, Summer Soccer, Travel Team

Created: 
03/22/2011

FAMILY, inc.

Phone: 

(617) 969-1454

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

 

Codman Square Health Council Meeting
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • Codman Square Health Center (637 Washington Street, Dorchester) Board Room
Mission: 

To create secure and nurturing environments of mutual support in which all children and families can thrive. A community organizing system, we create partnerships with individuals and institutions to connect educational, health care, economic, and other systems to collaboratively create healthy, safe, sustainable communities throughout the world.

Our values:
  • Every person is valued: from the youngest to the oldest, from the richest to the poorest
  • For healthy development, all children need to be nurtured through intergenerational relationships;
  • Harmonious support systems enhance the lives of children and families within the community;
  • Society’s systems should be in harmony with nature’s systems;
  • We must think globally and act locally – FAMILY starts at the local level and develops sustainably;
  • We are one family.

 

Location

80 Waban Hill Road
Newton, MA 02467
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Agencies and Organizations:
Artists for Humanity
BOLD Teens
Boston Neighborhood Network
City Year
Codman Square Merchants Association
Codman Square Neighborhood Council
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp.
Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center
Roxbury Youth Works
STRIVE, Inc. 

 

Education Institutions:
 
City and State Departments
Mayor Menino
Boston Police Department 
Boston Public Health Commission
Department of Youth Services
 
Business Community
Valvoline, Inc.
Mount Washington Bank
Silverbrook Farm
Coutinho Farm
 
Partners in Haiti:
 
Community Agencies and Organizations 
Association of Schools and Teachers
City Of Verrettes
Caisse Populaire Solidarite Des Verrettes (Bank)
FATEM
ODKM (Desarmes)
MCC Desarmes
Faith in Action International
Societe D’exportation de Fruits et Legumes
The Haiti Connection
ODVA
 
Education Institutions:
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Tuskegee University
University of Fondwa
Ecole Normale de Liancourt (Local Teachers College)
Ecole Providence
 
Government Agencies:
Bureau de District Scolaire des Verrettes
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The individuals and families who take part in FAMILY are invited to become members of FAMILY. They are not clients, but members. The benefits of membership will vary from one individual and family to another, depending on their needs, but the major benefit is the security of being part of a caring network of mutual support.

The mission of FAMILY is global, and our vision is for its concept to spread in very natural ways. We are eager to engage in dialogue about all aspects of FAMILY, including potential areas of collaboration with interested parties. We invite you to join us.

Key Programs Offered: 

FAMILY works at both the level of the individual and the organization, in both Codman Square, Dorchester, and in Haiti:

  • We connect individuals with existing resources in the community so that they are surrounded by a uniquely tailored network of mutual support. To do this, we place FAMILY Advocates into strategic locations within the community to work directly with children and their families.
  • We partner with organizations to enhance their capacity to provide effective support to children and families by eliminating redundancy, improving community responsiveness, and sharing resources. To do this, our Director of Community Organization convenes gatherings with partner organizations where effective strategizing can occur. 
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Fathers And Mothers Infants eLders and Youth

Created: 
03/17/2011

Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mission: 

 

The Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) provides academic, enrichment, and wellness services to our partner schools: the Oliver W. Holmes, Lee Academy, and Joseph Lee Elementary Schools. Other DFSI partners include DotWell, SCI, and FAMILY, Inc.

Our mission is to remove barriers to learning; to improve children’s physical, social, and emotional wellness; and to connect students and families to their schools and community.

You can read about DFSI Partners and DFSI Programs and Services, or take a moment to learn about Full Service Community Schools.

Location

1452 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

 

The Oliver W. Holmes Elementary School is a K1-5 school of 282 students near Four Corners.

The Lee Academy is a K0-1 pilot school near Franklin Field.

The Joseph Lee Elementary School is a grade 2-6 school of 300 students near Franklin Field.

DotWell is the partnership of Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center. DotWell is DFSI’s lead agency.

FAMILY, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works as a community organizing system. By creating partnerships with individuals and institutions, FAMILY, Inc. connects educational, health care, economic, and other systems to collaboratively create healthy, safe, sustainable communities throughout the world.

Social Capital Inc. strengthens communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

 

For more information, families may contact:

Key Programs Offered: 

Created: 
02/06/2013

Boston United for Students

Mission: 

Boston United for Students is a broad-based coalition committed to improving the quality of the educational experience for all Boston students and teachers. We believe that there is an urgency to significantly improve student achievement so that Boston public school students graduate college ready and career prepared. We know that achieving these goals will require a fundamental change in the next Boston teachers' contract to create new working relationships and operational flexibility that will enable students and teachers to meet the challenges of public education in the 21st Century. Our drive for student success is not limited to changes in the teachers' contract. It also includes advocacy for improved administrative practices and earnest implementation of current and new contract reform measures.

Key Partners: 

For a list of member organizations, visit http://www.bostonunitedforstudents.org/Pages/members.html.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Visit http://www.bostonunitedforstudents.org/Pages/get_involved.htmlTo make your voices heard, the community is also urged to call, email or fax the School Committee (telephone) 617-635-9014 (fax): 617-635-9689,feedback@bostonpublicschools.org.

Community supporters also can call the Boston Teachers’ Union at (617)288–2000, fax: (617)288–0024. Advocates can also make their voices known to the City Council at (617)635-3040 or the Mayor’s Office at Boston City Hall, (617)635-3151.

To contact us email:info@bostonunitedforstudents.org.

Created: 
03/14/2011

Boston Medical Center

Phone: 

617.638.8000

Website: 
Mission: 

Boston Medical Center is an extraordinary community of health care providers devoted to the proposition that every person, regardless of his or her social or economic circumstances, deserves the best health care.

Our mission is simple: to provide exceptional care, without exception.

Located in Boston's historic South End neighborhood, BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 639-licensed bed, academic medical center and the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Consistent with its mission to provide the best in health care to all, BMC is the largest safety net hospital in New England and reaches into the community as a founding partner of Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers through Boston serving more than a quarter million people annually.

Location

Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place,
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

BU School of MedicineBMC HealthNet Plan

Boston HealthNet:

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Dorchester
617.825.9660
(http://www.codman.org)

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester
617.288.3230
(http://www.dorchesterhouse.org)

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center 
10 Gove Street
East Boston
617.569.5800
(http://www.ebnhc.org)

Geiger-Gibson Community Health Center
250 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester
617.288.1140

Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center
4199 Washington Street
Roslindale
617.323.4440
(http://www.roslindale.org)

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester
617.825.3400
(http://www.harvardstreet.org)

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
857.654.1000
(http://www.bhchp.org) 

Manet Community Health Center 
110 West Squantum Street
North Quincy
617.376.3030
(http://www.manetchc.org)

Mattapan Community Health Center 
1425 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan
617.296.0061
(http://www.mattapanchc.org)

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester
617.282.3200

Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center
435 Warren Street
Roxbury
617.442.7400

South Boston Community Health Center 
409 West Broadway
South Boston
617.269.7500
(http://www.sbchc.org)

South End Community Health Center 
1601 Washington Street
Boston
617.425.2000
(http://www.sechc.org)

Upham's Corner Health Center 
500 Columbia Road
Dorchester
617.287.8000
(http://www.uphamscornerhealthctr.com)

Whittier Street Health Center
1125 Tremont Street
Roxbury
617.427.1000
(http://www.wshc.org) 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Prospective volunteers can visit Volunteer Servicescall 617.414.5122, or email Volunteer.Services@bmc.org. Otherwise, call one of the numbers listed below, or view the Provider Directory.

Health Connection — Call 800.841.4325

Make an Appointment. Find a Doctor. Get Health Information.

Call BMC’s Health Connection toll-free atBoston Medical Center - Health Connection 800.841.4325.

The Health Connection is available Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. After normal business hours, callers may leave a message to be returned the following business day by a nurse.

The Health Connection is a toll-free telephone information service. The staff, which include registered nurses, help patients, families and members of the community access Boston Medical Center's physicians, programs and services.

Main Switchboard
Call: 617.638.8000

General Information
Call: 617.638.6800

Health Connection
Call: 800.841.4325

Medical Records
Call: 617.414.4201

Patient Billing
Call: 617.638.6157

TTY
Call: 800.439.2370

Key Programs Offered: 

BMC HealthNet Plan: BMC HealthNet Plan is the largest health maintenance organization for both MassHealth and Commonwealth Care programs. The mission of BMC HealthNet Plan is to be a quality and cost effective provider-sponsored health maintenance organization supplying excellent care coordination and services.

  • Sunny Start - Health Moms & Babies: BMC HealthNet Plan Members that choose to enroll in Sunny Start get help from care managers, including

    • Customized care planning for low - high risk pregnancies
    • Access to registered nurse skilled in obstetrics/newborn care
    • Free car seat (MassHealth members)
    • Free manual breast pump
    • What To Do When You're Having a Baby book & other literature
    • Childbirth/Parenting Education
    • Transportation assistance
    • Help finding community resources

Haitian Health Institute (HHI): In order to meet challenges to improved access and health services for Haitians, a consortium of health care professionals mobilized to establish the Haitian Health Institute (HHI) in 1996 rather than have disparate clinics across metropolitan Boston. The Administrative Office of the Haitian Health Institute is located at Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany Street, Dowling 4, Room 4416, Boston, MA 02118. You can phone them at 617.414.7702, send a fax to 617.414 3810, email hhi@bmc.org or view MyDorchester.org's community guide entry here.

Created: 
04/09/2011

Cleveland Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-5141

Website: 

Location

11 Charles St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Boston Broadband Community Computing Centers

Key Programs Offered: 

Teen Programs
Activities include Job workshops; Team building, Group discussion, Gym, Outings.

Recreational Programs
Instructional Soccer & Basketball

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

BCYF Cleveland Community Center

Created: 
02/16/2011

Savin Scoop

Phone: 

617.288.3200

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call ahead to check (617-899-0764)

Mission: 

Local Ice Cream, Local Gossip! The Savin Scoop: stop in for gift certificates, hot beverages and ice cream pies! Relax to the sounds of jazz throughout the day, grab a treat, read the paper and say hello! We feature locally made ice cream, smoothies, frappes, coffee, espresso and frozen treats in the Savin Hill neighborhood. Now selling muffins, cookies, protein drinks and much more!

Location

Savin Scoop
107 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
02/16/2011

Boston REACH Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Erline Achille 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 

(617) 534-2291

Fax: 

(617) 534-2563

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

Meets 1st Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester.

Mission: 

The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate racial and health inequities in Boston. REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners. With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.

Location

Center for Health Equity and Social Justice
1010 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Health Commission (Center for Health Equity and Social Justice)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Come to a meeting!

Key Programs Offered: 

Ongoing advocacy & community organizing. Community Voices The Coalition has worked with community member to identify factors that can promote or negate the health of the community. Please take a look at their projects and videos. Annual Retreat REACH Coalition members participate in this annual retreat to review and strengthen Coalition objectives and activities. Pink and Black Team: American Cancer Society Making Strides During breast cancer awareness month in October, join the Pink and Black Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More>> HPV Pilot Project The Boston REACH Coalition in partnership with Mass CONECT is conducting a pilot project aiming to understand better the communication barriers for underserved women with respect to the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

REACH 2010

Created: 
02/15/2011

Grove Hall Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1484

Website: 
Mission: 

BCYF is committed to providing high-quality, outcome-driven programs that are responsive to neighborhood needs. To reach this goal, we have developed a comprehensive program framework known as ACES:Arts, Community & Civic engagement, Education, and Sports. Each of BCYF’s community centers offers a unique approach to ACES and opportunities vary from center to center.

Location

51 Geneva Ave.
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call the Center or stop by to become a member. Specific programs may list their contact/point person.

Key Programs Offered: 

Building Bars Music Program: Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

G.E.D. Classes (open to community) Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance: Thursdays 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Community Learning Initiative: For more information, please contact Meagan Seaman at 617-635-4920

Gym (contact Tony Turner, Athletic Director or Darryl Bishop, Asst. Athletic Director): 
Girl's Night - Monday/Thursday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Teen Night - Tuesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Men's Night - Wednesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;
Teen Time/Adult Time: Friday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;

Teen Lounge: Open games, workshops, movies, etc. Monday - Friday, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Young Men's Group: Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/15/2011

The Boston REACH Coalition meets at Grove Hall Community Center the first Monday of every month. See here for details.

Project REACH holds monthly & quarterly meetings at Grove Hall Community Center. Contact Michael Kozu at 617-541-5454, ext. 5 or mkozu@projectright.org

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