Counseling/Therapy

Neponset Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday to Friday 8:30 AM—9:00PM
Saturday 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM— 3:00PM
Holidays 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mission: 

Neponset Health Center (NHC) provides preventive and chronic medical and behavioral health care to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding communities. All NHC physicians and nurse practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To schedule a medical appointment, please call (617) 282-3200 / TTY: (617) 282-4303.
To schedule an appointment with a behavioral health provider or a substance abuse counselor, please call (617) 282-3200 ext.220 / TTY: (617) 282-4303.

Key Programs Offered: 

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry:
Every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am the Neponset Health Center Food Pantry is open! New clients only need to bring a valid from of identification and proof of state assistance (DTA, Housing, MassHealth). The Food Pantry is located in the health center on the first floor near the back parking lot. For further information call 617-282-3200

Insurances Accepted:
We accept Mass Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston Medical Center Health Net, Network Health, Health Safety Net (Free Care) and Self Pay.

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Phone: 

(617) 825-1917

Fax: 

(617) 265-2278

Mission: 

The mission of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is clear; to create and support an environment where families can live in Peace and Unity.

Our Goals and Objectives are threefold:

  • Schools: To develop programs and activities that teach and instill the values of peace and enrich the lives of young people.
  • Families: To assist and empower survivors of homicide victims with tools that not only rebuild their lives but also their communities; through Education, Collaboration, and Policy Advocacy.
  • Community: To inform and educate the public about the causes and the consequences of violence on the individual, the family and the community, while transforming the community into an environment where young people are valued by adults and by their peers the for their peacemaking efforts.

Location

1452 Dorchester Ave. 2nd Floor
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Check back later for list of community partners

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Check back later

Key Programs Offered: 

Check back later for list of programs.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

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Created: 
11/30/2010

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

Pathways to Wellness

Phone: 

(617) 859-3036

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - 12 Noon to 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Wednesday - 8 am to 8:00 PM
Thursday & Friday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Weekday, Saturday, and evening appointments are available.

Mission: 

Pathways to Wellness, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing equal access to high quality holistic care including acupuncture, shiatsu, and Chinese herbs. Within a compassionate and empowering environment, Pathways provides complementary therapies for our clients as an adjunct to their Western medical care. Working in partnership with community health centers and organizations, Pathways promotes a continuum of care for our clients in body, mind and spirit.

Location

Pathways to Wellness
1601 Washington St 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call for an appointment. There are also Internships and Volunteer opportunities available.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community-Style Acupuncture at Pathways to Wellness
Treatment is provided in a unique traditional acupuncture setting that utilizes a group treatment healing experience.

• Sliding scale rate: Pay what you wish from $20 - $40 per 1-hour session. Open to all regardless of income level.

• Clients receive treatment while relaxing in comfortable recliner chairs. Groups of up to six people are treated at the same time.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Center for Homicide Bereavement, Cambridge Health Alliance - Victims of Violence Program, The

Phone: 

617-591-6360

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Please call for the hours of operation.

Mission: 

The CHB is a VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) funded program through the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance that provides free counseling and supportive services in our Central Square Cambridge office and in the homes of individuals and families who have lost a loved one to homicide. All of our clinicians are licensed therapists and have provided services to families in the Dorchester area who have been previously referred to our program.

Location

Center for Homicide Bereavement
26 Central Street
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Dimock Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 442-8800 (x1324 for "General Information")

Email: 

contactdimock@dimock.org

Website: 
Mission: 

At Dimock, we believe every life is precious. We commit to enhance the quality of life of each individual we serve, of the people we employ, and the communities in which we live by providing accessible, comprehensive, innovative, culturally competent health and human services

Location

Dimock Health Center
55 Dimock St
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Adult Basic Education and GED Services - ext 1219 For more than 30 years, Dimock has operated education and training programs to improve the quality of life of its students and their families. All programs are free to qualified applicants.GED programs are designed to prepare students for all areas of the GED exam. Adult Basic Education programs are planned to help students improve basic reading, writing and math skills. Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project (BPFAP) - ext 1331 Case Management Services - ext 1324 Case Management Services help those living with HIV/AIDS take better care of their health and organize their lives for the benefit of all those around them. Case manager make referrals about estate planning, help with health care proxies, etc. Community Care Center - ext 1324 Dimock Community Care Center’s HIV Services emerged in 1991 amidst a clear need in the community for AIDS-related services and was designed to reach a cross-section of people of color at varying risks for HIV/AIDS. Today, prevention and education staff, Case Managers, a Primary Medical Staff, as well as Dimock Substance Abuse and Mental Health departments work together to address the issues of those in our community who are at risk as well as those who are living with the virus that causes AIDS. Early Head Start - ext 1461 Early Head Start provide comprehensive support for families and their children in the areas of education, health, nutrition and mental health. Early Head Start is for families with pregnant mothers and for parents with children ages 0-3.The program encourage parents to envision their role as their child’s primary teacher. Parents are supported in such areas as health and nutrition, pre-natal education, GED/literacy and employment/training. Early Intervention Program - ext 1375 The Dimock Early Intervention Program provides a range of therapeutic service and support to children, from birth to age three, and their families. The Early Intervention Program is certified through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A goal of the program is to help a family support and sustain their child’s maximum developmental growth in the context of the family’s everyday life. All services are voluntary. GirlsWorld - ext 1437 GirlsWorld is a collaboration of Dimock Community Health Center and the Boston Institute for Arts Therapy. Two twelve-week sessions include four major components: Expressive Arts Groups, Academic Support, Mentoring, Community Service and a Physical Activity (ex. Golf, Basketball, Aerobics and Swimming). GirlsWorld grew out of services designed specifically for girls. Girlsworld motivates young women to develop their potential by remaining true to their dreams. Young women are encouraged to develop self-confidence and coping skills needed to resist negative peer pressure. Girl’s World provides a variety of creative outlets such as theater arts, photography and creative writing. Head Start - 617-822-4020, ext 19 Head Start provide comprehensive support for families and their children in the areas of education, health, nutrition and mental health. Head Start is designed for families with children ages 3-5. The program encourage parents to envision their role as their child’s primary teacher. Parents are supported in such areas as health and nutrition, pre-natal education, GED/literacy and employment/training. At Dimock, we believe every life is precious. We commit to enhance the quality of life of each individual we serve, of the people we employ, and the communities in which we live by providing accessible, comprehensive, innovative, culturally competent health and human services. HIV Counseling and Testing - ext 1324 HIV Counseling and Testing is available on an anonymous and confidential basis. All services are available in English and Spanish, both by walk-in or appointment. The Mary Eliza Mahoney Emergency Family House Shelter - ext 1151 The program is designed for families having difficulties in finding and securing safe affordable housing. While locating and securing safe, permanent housing for guests is the main focus, Mary Eliza Mahoney staff work to assist all families in navigating service-based programs both on and off campus. This new housing program provides food, shelter, health care, youth services and referral services for education, training and housing through pro-active case management. The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) - ext 1326 The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) provides health education and referrals to the Substance Abuse population, African American and Latino HIV positive men involved in the criminal justice system. Preschool - ext 1466 A center-based preschool educational program, Dimock’s Preschool is licensed to serve 95 at-risk 3 and 4 year old children, the program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, since 1996. The Preschool provides children with opportunities for learning and exploration as the foundation for the basic skills in language, reading, and problem-solving. Further it provides a rewarding and stimulating environment that is not only safe but challenging for youngsters and helps parents develop more effective strategies for dealing with children at home. Peer Leadership Program Dimock knows that youths have special needs and that sometimes it’s much easier to talk to another teen. Dimock’s Peer Leaders are an integral part of the planning, development, and delivery of services to youths. Using peer-to-peer discussions, interactive video, role-plays, and workshops they encourage discussion and awareness on a range of issues. SmartKids After School Program - ext 1463 The mission of the Smartkids After School Program is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and their families. Our directors and staff are committed to fostering social, emotional and academic development. Working unified with families, city resources and communities and educators for the prosperity of our students and their futures. Smartkids provide a quality play based educational program to meet the academic needs of children. The staff recognizes each child as a unique individual with special needs and talents. We maintain a safe comfortable environment, which encourages respect for one’s self and others. The program is full year and offers a variety of activities, which includes, but not limited to Academic Enrichment, Culture and Arts, Physical activities, a computer Lab and a Library. We accept vouchers. Tae Kwon Do The Tae Kwon Do Program teaches youngsters (4-teenagers) how martial arts including sparring, weaponry and forms can be important for good physical health and discipline. This program promotes self-esteem, responsibility, and learning, in all of which empower youths to make healthy lifestyle choices. Youth Entrepreneurship Program This program helps youth build basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, and encourages them to think creatively, make decisions, solve problems, and always be open to learning. Using entrepreneurship as a vehicle, the program captures and brings to life, often for the first time, the imaginations and abilities of low-income young people.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

Boston Ten Point Coalition

Phone: 

(617) 524-4331

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the Christian community around issues affecting Black and Latino youth, especially those at risk for violence, drug abuse and other destructive behavior.
The Boston TenPoint Coalition envisions a strong, mobilized coalition of churches, effectively using their collective power to provide consistent services for high-risk youth while rebuilding communities to secure a safe, moral and productive future for all youth in Greater Boston. Boston TenPoint foresees a future when the social entrepreneurial efforts of Coalition members and partners will generate the funds required to sustain local efforts while reaching out to replicate successful policies, programs and practices throughout the state and region.

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is committed to reinforcing and creating new networks of violence prevention and intervention services, by building the capacity of member churches to serve high-risk and, oftentimes, violent youth. The Coalition also commits to strengthening and expanding partnerships with community-based, governmental, and private sector institutions willing to invest in high-risk youth and the future of the communities in which they live.

Location

Boston Ten Point Coalition
215 Forest Hills Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

La Alianza Hispana, Inc.

Phone: 

(617) 427-7175

Mission: 

La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a community based organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health and education programs to the Latino Community of Greater Boston.

Founded in 1971, La Alianza Hispana has become the starting point for over 2,000 Latinos annually who seek support at all stages of life. La Alianza Hispana strenghthens individuals, families and communitites for ongoing success.

Location

La Alianza Hispana Headquarters
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Workforce and Education Center for Success
409 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Senior Social and Recreation Center
63 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Tel. 617-232-0634

La Alianza Hispana's Family Counseling Center
78 Forest St
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel. 617-427-7175

Harbor Health Services, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in Metropolitan Boston urban neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates three community health centers including: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center; Neponset Health Center; and Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center. In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women Infant Children Nutrition Program, the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center and the Columbia Point Infant & Toddler Day Care Program.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 533-2300

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

Medical: Monday thru Friday 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm Dental: Monday thru Friday 7:30am-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services is a public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care to all those in our community regardless of ability to pay. For over 40 years, the Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) has delivered medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents in Dorchester and the surrounding areas. All GGCHC Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

Location

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
1135 Morton Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Services, inc.: Neponset Community Health Center; Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition; Youth Violence Prevention Project (St. Mark's Area Main Street)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call 617-288-1140 to schedule an appointment.

Key Programs Offered: 

Harbor Health's services include: Community Education, Daycare, Elder Care, Financial Counseling; Health, Social and Interpreter. Please visit the website to determine locations of specific services.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Columbia Point Health Center

Created: 
01/24/2011
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