All Dorchester

Harbor Health Opportunities for 20-24 year olds

Join Harbor Health for discussions on sexual health, consent, and healthy relationships and earn some money. (20-24 year olds)

  • Attend one 30 min group chat to earn $10
  • Host your own chat to earn $100

Group Chats Schedule (Until 6/23): 

  • Every Tuesday 3:00-3:30pm
  • Every Thursday 6:00-:6:30pm

Host your own group chat: 

  • Call 617-533-2228
  • Email

Where: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125


Family Nurturing Center Parenting Education Series

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Audience: Parents with 2-5 year olds

Contact Name: Sandy  Sachs, Child Development Specialist

Contact phone and email: 617-474-1143 x227 or

Location: Family Nurturing Center’s Family Enrichment Site at UP Academy Dorchester

Address: 35 Westville Street, Dorchester

Description: Join for the first of a seven week series on how you can help your child develop the social-emotional skills (confidence, curiosity, intentionality, self-control, relating to others, communication, and cooperation) he or she will need to be successful in kindergarten.  Childcare, snacks, and text book provided. Please register in advance.

Human Services Employment Ladder Program- May

Orientation and Screenings to register for HELP program:

Orientations on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30am. They ask candidates to go through a screening process which includes an interview to assess eligibility. 

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New Pathway to a CDL Transportation Career

Looking for an alternative career path? The transportation industry is an untapped market for young adults. Join us for an informational workshop on how to obtain your CDL license (Class A, B, C, D). 

Two-part workshop. All are welcome.

Session I: Thursday, April 28, 5:30 p.m.

& Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.

Session II: Thursday, May 19, 5:30 pm

& Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library
65 Warren Street

Limited space. To register, please call 617.922.7283 or email

Tae Kwon Do Instructor Needed

Looking for a Tae Kwon Instructor to teach Classes to elementary school children three times weekly at a local Boston Public School.  Experience working with children necessary.  Must be available in the mornings to mid afternoon. Please call 781-364-7027.  Compensation based on experience.  

Explore Japan 2016

The Explore Japan Program is a FREE unique 2.5-week cultural exchange program now celebrating its 23rd year! In this one-of-a-kind enrichment and exchange
experience, local students ages 8-18 host and spend time with a visiting
Japanese High School student, learn about the many facets of Japanese
culture, and make friendships to last a lifetime. Explore Japan is happy to
announce that we are now accepting applications from families in all Eastern
MA communities for Summer 2016. >> Read More

Financial Education Classes

Join Codman Square NDC for a workshop series that will change the way you manage your money.

You will learn to:

  • Develop a personal savings plan
  • Build wealth and reduce expenses
  • Understand the basics of credit and debt
  • Plan for your financial future
  • Set goals like buying a home

2016 Series Dates:

  • April 5-26
  • June 2-23
  • September 7-28
  • October 4-25

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Codman Square NDC, 587 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02124

Each series consists of 4 Sessions 

Please plan to attend all classes

Call or email Kenya to register, 617-825-4224 x134/



Tiny Tot Sign Language

Want to reduce your child's frustration with communication? Jumpstart their language development? Strengthen your adult-child bond? We'll be using songs, stories, and rhymes to learn sign-language . Luci Davis, an early childhood educator and a caregiver of younger children will teach these classes.

Class will meet 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, and 5/27. 
For babies and toddlers, and their adult caregivers. No groups. Need more information? Contact the Children's Librarian at 617.436.2155.


Where: Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 02122

The Home for Little Wanderers: Family Resource Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Roslindale (main site)
780 American Legion Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131

Dorchester (satellite site)
Up Academy Dorchester
35 Westville Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Boston (satellite site)
Suffolk County Juvenile Court
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
*check in at Juvenile Clerk’s office, 2nd floor


(617) 469-8501



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 


  • Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fridays 12 noon– 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


  • Mondays 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Wednesdays 12 noon – 5 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m. – 12 noon


  • Mondays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Family Resource Centers (FRCs) of Massachusetts are a statewide network that provides services to strengthen families and keep them connected to resources within their own community. There are FRCs in every county in the Commonwealth. In addition to assisting families, the FRCs support the children of those families that may have behavioral issues and need additional supports.


Up Academy Dorchester
35 Westville Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Roslindale (Main site)
780 American Legion Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For services or to make a referral, please contact:

Amy McCarthy, Program Director
(617) 469-8501

Key Programs Offered: 

How They Can Help
Families come to the FRC for many reasons. The goal of the FRC is to connect those looking for help to the appropriate services, whether they are within the FRC or in the community. Some of the resources the staff at the FRC help families find include:
• Housing support
• Utility assistance
• Legal aid
• Summer camps and sport leagues
• Other family needs

Children who need assistance or are at risk of needing court involvement (Child Requiring Assistance-CRA) can be assessed by an FRC clinician to develop a Family Support Plan to address the child’s and the family’s needs.

Services Offered
The FRC offers an array of services through its experienced staff.
School Liaisons help families with truancy, absenteeism, special education and behavioral issues.

Family Support Workers connect families with resources in the community.
Family Partners help families navigate the child-serving system and use their lived experience as caregivers to partner with other caregivers to help achieve their goals.

Peer Support Workers work with youth to engage them in a process of change by sharing their experiences and struggles
as young adults.

The FRC also facilitates groups and classes for families such as evidence-based parent groups and family enrichment activities.

Jazz In The City: Every Sunday

Featuring Live Trio & Quartet Bands. 

Where: Levis Restaurant & Lounge, 323 Washington St. Dorchester, MA

When: Every Sunday 

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