Ashmont Neighborhood Service Center
110 Claybourne Street
42° 17' 45.6" N, 71° 4' 15.24" W
Mailing Address (if different than physical location):
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates):
9 AM - 6PM Tue - Fri; 10 AM - 5 PM, Mon.
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.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures:
Call or visit the center.
Charge for services:
Most programs and services are free. Childcare services charge fees on a sliding scale, and interested participants complete an intake to determine fees.
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.
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.
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.
110 Claybourne Street Dorchester, MA 02121