Dorchester House Multi-Service Center

Seniors' Luncheon on Community Health and Safety April 17

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center will be hosting the first ever Seniors' Luncheon, which will include an informative discussion about community safety and health. Speakers will include a representative from Police Station Area C-11, as well as a Dot House provider. The event, taking place from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m., is free, and lunch will be served! It will take place in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House. Dorchester House is located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary Truong at 617.740.2419 or by email at mary.truong [at]

Teen Yoga Class at Dot House, Sep. 23

Yoga at the Mall

Teens: are you feeling stressed out? Come to a free, teen only yoga class at the Dorchester House! The class will run from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, September 23 to October 28, 2011. Join your peers in the Dorchester House Wellness Room for a great, relaxing time!

Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable gym clothes. No shoes required. Dorchester House will provide yoga mats. Come with an open positive mind! Please have a guardian signature to participate if you are under 18. With questions, call Marika at 617.740.2572 or email

(Photo courtesy of Doctor B). 

Dot House Seeks "Masquer-Aid" Auction Items

Dot HouseOn Friday, October 28, 2011, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center will host the first annual Masquer-Aid Ball to benefit urgent care services for our 21,000 patients. As this is Dot House's first-ever fundraising event, the health center is starting at the grass-roots level, seeking support from community members, organizations, and businesses to make it a success. Thus, Dorchester House is looking for silent auction item(s) or donation. Please consider helping out by donating and sending it to Mary Truong, DH External Relations Director, at, or call 617-740-2419. Visit us at

Dorchester House Farmers' Market Opens, Jun. 28

SOS FarmDorchester House Multi-Service Center is proud to welcome two local agricultural groups with social missions back to its weekly farmers market in Fields Corner. The market will provide locally grown produce and information on nutrition, food stamps, WIC and other community organizations to the Dorchester Community. The Dorchester House Farmers Market will be held on Ellet Street next to the health center on Dorchester Avenue. The Market is open every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and opens on Tuesday, June 28! Check out "Serving Ourselves" Farm and reVision Urban Farm after the break! >> Read More

Fields Corner Children's Thrive Readiness Roundtable, Jun. 22

Field's Corner Children ThrivePlease join Fields Corner Children Thrive at the next School Readiness Roundtable! Help plan an integrated education for your children, students, clients and community. The Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, June 22 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (in the library), 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122. Lunch and childcare will be provided! Gift cards are available for parent and grandparent participants.

Please RSVP to Tuyen Nguyen by emailing or by calling 617-740-2521. When RSVP’ing please let Tuyen know if you need childcare (PLEASE RSVP with the age of your child). >> Read More

Produce to Pantries Seeks Volunteers

This year, the Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) is expanding the "Produce to Pantries" project run through the Boston Gardeners Council. In the past two years, community gardeners and local farms donated over a thousand pounds of produce to food pantries throughout Boston. Last year this program reached approximately 150 families in the first 3 months alone. This year, BNAN will be working with three different food pantries within the city: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, and the Haitian American Public Health Initiative (HAPHI). BNAN is excited to reach out to a larger range of communities in different neighborhoods and hopes to expand the program further in the coming years. As with any volunteer effort, help is needed! BNAN is currently seeking volunteers to help out on Tuesday and Friday mornings with both delivering produce from farms to pantries and sorting/distributing produce at the pantries themselves. The commitment would be for about an hour or so depending on the location. Please contact BNAN if you are willing and able to help out with this effort!

Email Shauna Mulvihill at or Karen Chaffee at for more information. Or call the BNAN office: (617) 542-7696.

National HIV Testing Day, Jun. 27

National HIV Testing DayOne in five people living with HIV don't know they are infected. Know your status and "Take the Test, Take Control!" To encourage pro-active, healthy behaviors, both The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center and the Codman Square Health Center will provide testing during their regular hours on Monday, June 27 - National HIV Testing Day. Talk to your provider or come in to either health center to get tested. To learn more about National HIV Testing Day, visit With further questions, please call either health center. Read on for location and contact information. >> Read More

Community Health Forum at Dorchester House, Jun. 21

Dorchester House Multi-Service CenterIt's time to talk about Dorchester. Come to the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Avenue) on Tuesday, June 21 for a discussion of the health issues affecting the neighborhood, with a special focus on obesity, hepatitis and diabetes. The forum, free of charge, will take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. A light dinner will be provided. Join the Boston Public Health Commission, Eaton Apothecary and CVS Pharmacy, in partnership with Close to Home, Hospice of Boston and Greater Brockton, Mujeres Unidas en Acción, Viet-AID and the Vietnamese-American Women's League of Massachusetts and vicinities in buildling a safe and healthy Dorchester!

For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at (617)740-2419 or by emailing

Dorchester House Launches Viet Family Health

Dorchester House Multi-Service CenterThe Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has launched Vietnamese Family Health, a website "designed as a learning tool to help health care and human services providers better serve Vietnamese families with young children." Split into three sections - Nutrition, Family Well-Being, and History and Culture - the site presents Vietnamese beliefs, social structure and food through video, text descriptions, photographs, posters and other means. Viet Family Health is an English language website but contains bilingual resources and links to expanded materials. While educating health professionals on pertinent concerns and appropriate methods for treatment of Vietnamese patients, it additionally provides them the cultural capital to comprehend Vietnamese residents as friends and neighbors. Visit to learn more!

Dorchester House's Pool Temporarily Closed, Other Pools Available!

The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center's pool is temporarily closed from April 6th to April 20th due to required sprinkler installation, but fear not there are many other community pools in the Dorchester area! Below is a list of pools available to the publis with fairly inexpensive membership fees.

Swimming Pools Open to the Public in Dorchester: >> Read More

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