Codman Square Health Center

Boston Landmarks Commission Community Meeting, May 26

Codman Square Health CenterCodman Square Health Center's building project requires the removal of two Epping St. buildings as well as the building on 26 Norfolk St. (Bernie’s Bike Shop). The City has approved the removal of both Epping St. buildings but has asked CSHC to hold a Community Meeting to discuss 26 Norfolk St and its historical significance. That meeting will be held Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Codman Square, Dorchester and would welcome your support. With questions, please contact Tony Stankiewicz by emailing or calling 978-407-2724.

Project Place




Project Place is a supportive community that promotes hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources to obtain stable employment and housing.


1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

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Key Programs Offered: 



The top two floors of Project Place's six-story building are dedicated to GateHouse, 14 studio apartments for homeless individuals who are making transitions in their lives. Residences are permanent, affordable housing in a sober, supportive community. During their stay tenants have the option to utilize Project Place services and programs including our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. Tenants have either graduated from a program or are currently enrolled in one, are committed to sobriety and pay one-third of their income for rent.

Betty's Place

Housed in the YWCA's Berkeley Street residence, Betty's Place is a transitional housing program that can accommodate up to 15 women at one time. Residents are provided with Project Place programming and supports while making the transition from the emergency shelter system to independent living. Betty's provides each resident with a room of her own in a safe, clean environment and two meals a day. Residents also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. The average length of stay is six months.


HomePlate is a food preparation and services training program. Participants in this program help to operate our pushcart in downtown Boston, fulfill catering requests for corporate and private clients and prepare breakfast and lunch for Project Place clients and staff daily. All food is prepared in our in-house commercial kitchen. Clients in this program are primed to transfer directly into the food service industry and also graduate with comprehensive customer service and money handling skills. They also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. 

Wraparound Support Services

All Project Place clients receive the wraparound support services to address the various barriers they may encounter in finding and obtaining employment and housing. A comprehensive, yet personalized approach is utilized with each client to ensure that services meet the individual's needs. These include: Case Management, Career Services, Computer Training, Educational Services, Alumni Services. Read more hereFor more information, contact: Kim Nuttall at 617.542.3740 or

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

This new employment, placement and training program provides tailored services specific to veterans. In addition to traditional case management and support services, clients are assessed for veteran’s benefit eligibility, provided referrals for specific needs and given assistance in obtaining discharge papers (DD214).

Client Assistance Programs

- Danielle Fund: Named to honor the life and memory of Danielle Ontra, this fund was created to support clients and alumni who are making strides to live independently and are committed to their recovery. Clients may apply for funds to alleviate financial burdens up to $500, paid directly to the source (landlord, school, etc.). Included in the application process is identification of the need, developing a budget to manage future expenses and explanation of how compliance of goals aligns with agency mission.

- MicroLoan Fund: A new program of Project Place, our MicroLoan Fund offers small financial loans to assist graduates in overcoming temporary obstacles to successful housing, education and/or employment. In addition, it helps them to develop a positive credit history. A committee comprised of graduates, staff, board and bank representatives, review applications and work with applicants to finalize their request and develop a repayment plan.

- Paul White Empowerment Fund: Established by his family in memory of Paul White, a long time friend and supporter of Project Place. The fund will assist persons served by Project Place to advance their education and/or employment goals. Grants will be given to clients for:

Tuition for GED, certificate or post secondary education
Books or supplies for educational purposes
Clothing for employment interviews
Other education or employment purposes which meet the goal of the fund 


Social Enterprises

Project Place prides itself on the entrepreneurial approach we take to solving social challenges. To help facilitate change in our clients' lives we run three businesses that provide paid employment to those overcoming homelessness. Our businesses also create a revenue stream for the agency that contributes to 20% of our operating budget while providing our clients with the skills and work experience needed to gain employment.

  • Project Pepsi: a vending machine service business.
  • Clean Corners... Bright Hopes: a facilities and outdoor maintenance service.
  • HomePlate: a food services program, operating a pushcart in downtown Boston and offering catering to corporate and private clients. 


Project Place
1145 Washington Street 
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.3740 (p) 
617.542.3860 (f)

Contact Betty's Place:

Betty's Place 
40 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 (p)
617.482.1126 (p)
617.482.7524 (f) 

Temple of Martial Arts


(508) 991-1519

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 


    DAY   TIME   LEVEL / GROUP    


  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    


  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    


  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    


  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Advanced kids only    


  9:00 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM


Temple of Martial Arts (TOMA) is a non-profit organization geared toward the inner-city youth. Martial arts classes are a great way for children to release extra energy in a safe and constructive environment. The highly trained staff at the Temple of Martial Arts channels the students’ energy in a positive way while teaching personal life skills such as self-discipline, respect, and courtesy.


Healthworks at Codman
450 Washington Street (Healthworks at Codman)
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States

Hear Our Voice: Poets from Codman Academy, Apr. 28/29

Codman AcademyHear Our Voice: Juniors from Codman Academy will be writing and performing poems they have written about the power of Americans. All performances are open to the public. Please stop by and support the students at Codman Academy.

Thursday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. - Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury
Friday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Kit Clark Senior Center, 645 Washington Street, Dorchester
Friday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. - Dot 2 Dot Café, 1739 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 

For more information, contact Allison Poirot, 617.287.0700, ext 144.

Health Leads


National Office: 617-502-3294; Boston Office: check here

Email:; Boston Office: check here

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Codman Square (2nd Floor of 637 Washington St., Dorchester MA 02124)

May-June 2011 Hours: Friday, June 17th. Mondays, 9 am  - 6 pm; Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm; and Fridays, 12 pm – 3 pm. Contact Eliza Wilson at 617-822-8735 for updated hours.  


Health Leads (formerly Project HEALTH) is a national non-profit with the goal that one day, all doctors will be able to prescribe solutions that improve health, not just manage disease. The diagnosis and treatment of non-medical, but health-critical, conditions should be a standard part of patient care. In clinics where our Health Leads program operates, physicians can “prescribe” food, housing, health insurance, job training, fuel assistance, or other resources for their patients as routinely as they do medication. Located in waiting rooms and staffed by college volunteers, our Health Leads volunteers “fill” these prescriptions by connecting patients with key resources. Health Leads’ straightforward, preventative referrals to government and community resources – such as affordable housing, child care, employment, GED classes, and job training – enable families to avert crises and to access increased income and education, which have been documented to result in better long-term health outcomes. Health Leads‘ 22 desks are located in pediatric outpatient, adolescent, and prenatal clinics, newborn nurseries, pediatric emergency rooms, health department clinics, and federally qualified health centers. Last year we reached nearly 6,000 families.


Boston Medical Center
88 E. Newton Street, Vose 522
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Clinical Partners: Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Codman Square Health Center, Dimock Health Center,

University Partners: Boston University Harvard University Partners nation-wide are listed here.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Project HEALTH; Health Leads USA


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!

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