Drugs & Alcohol Prevention/Intervention

United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

Phone: 

(617) 624-8000

Mission: 

United Way was built on the idea that if we are to make meaningful, lasting change, we have make it easier for these efforts to come together. To make the greatest impact possible, United Way aligns a network of more than 200 independent health and human service under the same set of community goals.

- Children will be nurtured and enter school ready to learn.
- Youth will have adult guidance and positive options for the future.
- Families will have safe permanent homes, and the skills and opportunities to build better futures.

United Way also supports 2-1-1, a free and confidential helpline for people looking to connect to health or human services. Need help with basic needs, mentoring or other services? Dial 2-1-1 from any phone.

Location

United Way of Massachusetts Bay
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
United States

Horizons for Homeless Children

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

1705 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119

Phone: 

617.553.5500 OR 617.553.5455

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Mission: 

The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of homeless children and their families. We provide homeless children in Massachusetts with the nurturing, stimulation and opportunities for early education and play that all children need to learn and grow in healthy ways.

To improve the lives of the children we serve over the long term, we connect their parents with the tools they need to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency.

We provide leadership in advocating for homeless children and their families through leveraging and sharing our expertise with others and advocating with policy makers and the public.

Location

Schoen Family Community Children's Center
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Schoen Family Community Children's Center

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/15/2010

Victory Programs Incorportation

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Administrative Office 965 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 

617.541.0222

Website: 
Mission: 

Victory Programs opens doors to recovery, hope and community to individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction or other chronic illnesses.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Lena Park Community Development Corporation

Phone: 

617-533-8133

Website: 

www.lenaparkcdc.org

Mission: 

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.

Location

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

No

Boston Ten Point Coalition

Phone: 

(617) 524-4331

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the Christian community around issues affecting Black and Latino youth, especially those at risk for violence, drug abuse and other destructive behavior.
The Boston TenPoint Coalition envisions a strong, mobilized coalition of churches, effectively using their collective power to provide consistent services for high-risk youth while rebuilding communities to secure a safe, moral and productive future for all youth in Greater Boston. Boston TenPoint foresees a future when the social entrepreneurial efforts of Coalition members and partners will generate the funds required to sustain local efforts while reaching out to replicate successful policies, programs and practices throughout the state and region.

The Boston TenPoint Coalition is committed to reinforcing and creating new networks of violence prevention and intervention services, by building the capacity of member churches to serve high-risk and, oftentimes, violent youth. The Coalition also commits to strengthening and expanding partnerships with community-based, governmental, and private sector institutions willing to invest in high-risk youth and the future of the communities in which they live.

Location

Boston Ten Point Coalition
215 Forest Hills Street
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Phone: 

(617) 825-5897

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Wed, Fri: 9:00 - 8:00 PM (for youth program activities)

Mission: 

To improve the lives of Portuguese-speaking individuals and families from Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining strong ethnic identity and a sense of community.

MAPS works with and for the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership and community development.

Location

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Dorchester Branch
1 Stoughton Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

Casa Esperanza

Phone: 

(617) 445-1123

Email: 

info@casaesperanza.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9-5

Mission: 

Casa Esperanza Inc.’s mission is to help men, women and families overcome homelessness, recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society and to repair and strengthen families torn apart by substance abuse.

Location

263 Eustis Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
03/04/2010

Dorchester Youth Collaborative

Phone: 

(617) 288-1748

Fax: 

(617) 288-2136

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Our priority is to serve teens who have a high failure rate in other youth programs. At the Center for Urban Expression youth can relax in a safe, informal streets. Through having a drop-in center DYC is able to help reduce the likelihood that a youth will participate in high risk activities as well as the risk of becoming a perpetrator or victim in neighborhood violence.

Location

Dorchester Youth Collaborative
1514A Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Outreach/Crisis Intervention
* 24 hour crisis intervention services and conflict resolution support.
* We provide youth with safely, food and clothing.
* DYC staff have an extensive network of resources and referrals for youth within the community.

Educational Enrichment Program
* Mentor program, homework assistance, field trips
* DYC offers young women and men the opportunity to take part in educational workshops on health issues and discussion groups that promote healthy behavior and a resistance to negative peer pressure.

Income and Job Opportunities
* DYC offers youth day jobs in and around the center from simple errands to tutoring where money can be earned.
* Most of our youth use their money to buy clothes, food, attend school field trips and to pay fees at other youth programs.

Directing Acting & Producing (DAP)
* We provide media arts activities ranging from simple reading and creative writing to the completion of a feature length movie or screenplay.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Youth Services Providers Network

Phone: 

617-343-5382

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9-5

Mission: 

The program addresses the unique needs of high-risk urban youth and their families by placing licensed clinical social workers in district police stations throughout the city. YSPN social workers receive referrals from police officers, incident reports, Boston Cares and walk-ins. YSPN services include intake/assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy, referral, clinical case management and ongoing individual and family therapy. Additionally, when there is an incidence of community violence, YSPN provides critical incident trauma services to individuals, groups, and the community. Since its inception in 1996, YSPN has served more than 8,000 youth (80% between the ages of 13-21) and families from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Location

Youth Services Providers Network
115 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston Police Department

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

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