Dorchester House

Dorchester House Family Fair | May 29

Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a family fair on May 29 from 3pm to 7pm! This is a free community event to help celebrate the start of a happy and healthy summer. The featured activities will include Zumba, health screenings, raffles, resource tables, health insurance enrollment assistance and new patient enrollment. There will also be activities hosted by the Museum of Science and W.I.C. For more info, call 617-740-2521 or email

Masquer-Aid Ball | November 2

Saturday, November 2 from 7: 00-11:00pm, Dorchester House will host their Masquer-Aid Ball. This event will be held at the UMass Boston Campus Center, 100 Morrissey Boulevard. This event is a celebration of Dorchester and we’ll be honoring 3 Dorchester organizations who have made indispensable contributions to our community (Mt. Washington Bank, Viet-AID, Fair Foods). There will be a cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner service with food stations featuring cuisines from different Dorchester neighborhoods, an awards ceremony and live entertainment from the E-Water Band. Former Senator Jack Hart will be our Master of Ceremonies. 


To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 617-740-2504.

Dorchester House’s 2013 Community Health Forum | June 26

Health of Dorchester: A Family Discussion on sexual health and chronic diesease

Panel Dicussion and Q&A with light dinner. Vietnamese and Spanish interpretation provided.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Dorchester Multi-Service Center

1353 Dochester Ave, Dorchester

Come Early! Gat a free airway health screening provided by staff from the Community Outreach and Engagement core of the HSPH-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health, plus free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings by Walgreens. Starts at 5pm!

Contact: Mary Truong at or 617-740-2419

2nd Annual Dorchester House Swim Down Challenge | March 22


Please help the Dorchester House Stingrays Swim Team raise funds to compete in Cary, North Carolina this spring. The 2nd Annual Dorchester House Swim Down Challenge Anyone wishing to swim against Stingray members in a friendly competition is welcome 

When: Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 5:30pm (Warm-ups at 5:00pm)

Where: Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Swimming Pool, located at 1353 Dorchester Ave. (the DH pool is located in the rear of the building)

Why: To help send our swim team to compete in the 11th National Black Heritage              Swim Meet in Cary, North Carolina!

Swim Down Races: Freestyle, Back stroke, Breast stroke, Butterfly, and Relays!!!!! >> Read More

Dorchester House Water Aerobics | Jan. 23 to Feb. 14

The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center is hosting a Water Aerobics class for adults. This 4 week course will begin on January 23 and end on Febuary 14. The morning classes will go from 9am to 10am and the evening classes will go from 7pm to 8pm. Lessons are 60 minutes long. Sign up dates are Monday-Friday from 12:00pm to 6:30pm starting on January 8. Participants will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Registration costs $35 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 617-740-2234 or email

Job Readiness Workshop | Jan. 23, 30 + Feb. 6


Don't miss the Job Readiness Workshop provided by Dorchester House! This three-session workshopw ill cover the job search process, specifically:

  • Writing a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter
  • Applying to jobs electronically
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Acquiring References
  • Building confidence

The workshop will take place on Jan 23, Jan 30 and Feb 6 from 9am to 11am at 1353 Dorchester Ave. For more info, email or call 617-740-2572.


Kids with Asthma Can Swim


Kids with Asthma Can Swim (Starting October 18th, every Wednesday and Thursday 4:00-6:00pm, until January 3rd).  Kids with Asthma Can Swim is a FREE program combining asthma education and swimming lessons to improve the health and well-being of children with asthma. Contact

Masquer-Aid Ball | Oct. 26

On Friday, October 26, Dorchester House presents the second annual Masquer-Aid Ball! The ball will take place at the Venezia Waterfront Restaurant from 7pm to 11pm. All proceeds will go directly towards the swimming facility. To view highlights from last year's ball, click HERE. For information about tickets, visit For more general info, contact or 617-740-2504.

FREE College Prep Event! | May 16


Come learn about a FREE college prep program, Let's Get Ready!

Let's Get Ready envisions a world where students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have equal access to the support they need to reach higher education. Their mission is to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing FREE SAT preparation and college admission counseling.

Wed, May 16th, at 5pm in the GNA Teen Center at Dorchester House(1353 Dorchester Ave.)

Questions? Contact Sarah at

Change in the Air, March 28

Are you interested in breathing cleaner air and preventing asthma? You are invited to attend a community forum concerning the change in Boston's air quality with National Environmental Health Official Linda Birnbaum, PhD and local panelists. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the forum will be from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Light refreshments will be available! The event is sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health - NIEHS Center for Environmental Health. See press release and flyer attachments below. >> Read More

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