Financial/Credit Counseling

Free Financial Clinic | Feb. 23

Wondering how you will ever get control of your money?  Learn how to budget and manage debt and cash flow, create a trust and will for your family, help your elderly family members get their affairs in order, purchase life insurance, and what's happening in the real estate market from industry experts.  Space is limited; register today!

RE/MAX Way Real Estate presents a FREE Financial and Real Estate Seminar

Feb. 23, 2013 10AM-3:30PM

Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA

The BU Urban Business Accelerator

Nathan Bernard a recent BU Business School graduate saw a need for financial innovation at the small business level and started the BU Urban Business Accelerator  This financially innovative start up is gaining momentum and helping local Dorchester businesses in the process.

For more information on their work visit 

Check out their segment on MSNBC's Elevator Pitch here



Foreclosure Prevention Counseling & Loan Modification Clinic | Sept. 25

Attend one of The Boston Home Center's Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Loan Modification Clinics, and let our professional counsellors help you explore all of your mortgage options. Our advice is FREE, unbiased and confidential. There are two 45 minute sessions beginning at noon and ending at 2pm

Date: Sept. 25 12pm - 2pm

Location: Winter Chambers 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108

More info at

MAFCU Financial Literacy Seminars, Sep. 15 and Sep. 17

MAFCUThis fall, learn financial literacy with MAFCU! As the school year kicks off, MAFCU will present "Keeping Debt Under Control" on Thursday, September 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and "Banking 101 for Parents and Kids," on Saturday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MAFCU’s Dorchester Lower Mills branch, 1205 Adams Street. The seminars will cover basic banking concepts, responsible money management and debt ameloriation. These seminars are part of MAFCU’s ongoing commitment to help members achieve financial well being through financial education.

"Financial literacy is a key to future financial success," says Kerri McLaughlin, MAFCU Assistant Director of Credit Management. “We want to spark a conversation between kids and their parents focusing on a range of personal finance issues. We believe this can be a big step toward a path of financial wellbeing.” To register, call 617-278-5611 or email Space is limited. The registration fee for each session is $10. Financial assistance is available if needed. Proceeds support MAFCU's Financial Education programs. >> Read More

Financial Workshop, Saturday, May 21

Mattapan Branch LibraryStruggling financially? Come to the Mattapan Branch Library on Saturday, May 21 for a workshop on how to take control of your financial future. Learn how to create a budget, manage your cash flow, understand your credit report and much more! Whether your dream is to purchase a house, pay for college, purchase a car or just regain financial control of your life, this workshop will get you started. You will even learn about creating a Trust and a Will. Workshop is free! For more information, call 617-642-1874.

Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA
Saturday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation: Banking on Our Future, Apr. 15

Banking on Our Future will host a "Train the Trainer" session on Friday, April 15th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester. Upon completion of this training, you will have the skills and tools necessary to deliver a Banking on Our Future curriculum to youth ages 9-18 years and teach them key financial skills that will empower their future decisions. Space is limited and RSVP is required. For more information, please contact Annie Liu at (617)816-08990 or

Codman Square Health Center


(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


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.


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!


Lena Park Community Development Corporation





Lena Park's mission is to provide integrated programs and services which will strengthen families and build healthy communities for the residents of the City of Boston. Our vision is to be the premier provider of programs and services of excellence, building a stronger, healthier, more self-reliant community transforming the way families live, learn, and relate to each other and the larger community.


Lena Park CDC
150 American Legion Highway
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 


Members Plus Credit Union


(617) 265-6967

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon.- Wed., Fri.: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12 noon


As a non-profit organization owned by over 10,000 members, we serve the community and various employer groups. Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, competitive, and secure financial products and services to our expanding membership.


Adams Village Branch
494 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

In order to become a member, a resident must open a savings account

Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (ABCD)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am - 5pm


To expand resource access for family members and individuals in Dorchester.


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

Multicultural Independent Living Center of Boston Family Inc., National Community Action Programs, City Action, City of Boston Department of Community Development

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk-in or apply for afterschool and the summer program

Key Programs Offered: 

ABCD Dorchester neighborhood service center provides: fuel assistance for low-income families, free tax preparation, an after school program from 2pm-5pm,  help with food-stamp and Mass Health applications. ABCD also has a job development program that helps individuals with resumes and job searches, and has a summer works program for youth ages 14-21. Most of the services and programs are free but some go by a sliding scale and/or vouchers.

Community Meeting Space Available: 



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