LGBT

Connect2Protect (Boston)

Phone: 

(617) 927-6262

Email: 

lsalomon@fenwayhealth.org; Liz Salomon, EdM

Website: 

connect2protect.org/coalitions/boston/

Mission: 

The mission of C2P Boston is to identify, develop, and catalyze prevention strategies that will reduce HIV infection rates among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender-identified young people (YTG) in the City of Boston. We will ensure these strategies are always deliberate, inclusive, and culturally competent through partnerships with organizations and individuals committed to our shared values and goals.

Key Partners: 

Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS interventions (ATN), The Fenway Institute

Greater Boston PFLAG

Phone: 

781-891-5966

Fax: 

781-891-7444

Email: 
Website: 
Mission: 

Greater Boston PFLAG works to create environments of understanding so that all people can live with dignity and respect through:

  • Support: to cope with an adverse society
  • Education: to enlighten the public
  • Advocacy: to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights

Greater Boston PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Location

85 River St.
Waltham, MA 02454
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

There are many ways to get involved in Greater Boston PFLAG!

  • Attend a chapter meeting support group.
  • Join us at Youth Pride on the second Saturday in May. Help us support LGBT youth and their allies by cheering them on or staffing our literature table
  • March with us in the Boston Pride Parade on the second Saturday in June. Or staff our literature table, sell merchandise, or answer questions.
  • Help in our office with mailings for an hour or an afternoon.
  • Volunteer to help at an event.
  • Join one of our committees
Key Programs Offered: 

We help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that our gay family members and friends can live in a world that is safe and inclusive. We accomplish this through support, education, and advocacy. We offer:

Created: 
09/11/2012

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition

Phone: 

617-487-HBGC (4242)

Website: 
Mission: 

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and  Latin@ LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ identified individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) es una Organización en Boston dedicada a server y unir a la comunidad LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latina. Trabajamos para inspirar y fortalecer individuos de la comunidad, LGBTQ Afro Americana y Latinos, para mejorar sus vidas a través del activismo, educación,  y consejeria.

Location

HBGC Boston
485 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Created: 
09/11/2012

Training on AIDS and LGBT Community, Jun. 3

New England AIDS Education and Training CenterThe Medical Community is invited to attend a free New England AIDS Education Training Center session on Friday, June 3rd,  from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room A of Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. New England AIDS Education Training Center will return to present an AIDS/LGBT discussion led by Dr. Alex Gonzalez, MD, MPH. Participants will learn how to relate cultural variations that exist for LGBT patients to the potential impact on their access to primary care, create a welcoming, inclusive, clinical environment optimizing the delivery of primary care to LGBT populations and much more. You can also earn continuing education credits. Contact Emily Cohen at 617-825-8339 for more information.

DotOUT

Mission: 

DotOUT is a grassroots, member driven organization committed to the ideals of acceptance, inclusion, fairness, and equality. We believe in the strength of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (“GLBT”) community in Dorchester and recognize that together through our activism and neighborliness we can positively influence local opinion on issues that are relevant to us and our community. We recognize that Dorchester's GLBT residents have a long history of contributing to the very essence of our neighborhood. It is upon this foundation that we unite as a community to working with our neighbors and friends in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in Dorchester by continuing to build bridges to Dorchester's many communities. In so doing, we will advance the ideals of fairness and equality for all the residents of Dorchester.

Location

42 Plympton Street
Dorchester, MA 02118
United States
Created: 
09/11/2012

Youth Build- Boston

Phone: 

(617) 445-8887

Email: 

info@ybboston.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

YBB is open from Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Open some Saturdays for weekend programs Closed Sundays

 

Mission: 

Launched in 1990 with 28 young people in a church basement, YBB was the first replication of the YouthBuild model outside of New York. The mission of YouthBuild Boston Inc. (YBB) is to improve opportunities for young people of Boston by teaching skills that will equip them to support themselves and help develop personal and neighborhood responsibility. The guiding principle of YBB is "Youth or young adults, when treated as valuable resources, will realize that they can be partners in rebuilding their community". YBB realizes that the difficulties that young people face must be overcome by addressing the terrible and overwhelming lack of empowerment that they often feel. These feelings are reinforced by a society that views them as part of the problem, and not the solution. YBB recognizes that these individuals are capable of and vital to improving their lives and the condition of their community. YBB has been successful since its inception. YBB, along with other agencies has contributed to the vibrancy of the community. Consistent funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, AmeriCorps, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, YouthBuild USA, the private foundation community, corporations, and individuals, has enabled us to serve Boston youth.

Location

YouthBuild Boston
27 Centre Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

(SUPPORTERS) AKS Associates Alexander, Aronson, Finning, CPA & Consultants Amelia Peabody Foundation Anna B. Stearns Foundation Bank of America Bank of America Foundation Boston Private Bank & Trust Boston Trust & Investment Management Company BR Alexander BV Leasing & Management, LLC Citizens Bank Clippership Foundation Cooper Leeser Fund Goudy, Clancy and Assoc. Charitable Fund I.O.U.E. Local 4 Kevin Gorter Memorial Foundation M. E. O'Brien & Sons McPherson Group Mellon Bank Northeast Kennels Paulist Community Center Pearl Meat Company Robert F. White Associates Shawmut Design Construction Company Sovereign Bank State Street Foundation Stream The Boston Foundation Tishman Construction Walter J. Noonan Trust Wellington Management Group Foundation YouthBuild USA

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/26/2010

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring

Phone: 

(617) 224-1300

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday- Friday: 9-5:30 pm

Mission: 

 

 

 

 

Since 2001, Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring (AFC) has empowered foster and adopted youth in Greater Boston to flourish through committed mentoring relationships.  AFC is one of only a few mentoring organizations in the country that exclusively serves this population, and provides the most targeted, specialized mentoring service for young people who have been removed from their homes due to alleged abuse or neglect.  Youth in the child welfare system constitute one of the more underserved populations in our community; because of this, these youth can benefit significantly from committed mentorships and increased access to employment training, education, and other critical job- and life-skills resources.

 

Location

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring
727 Atlantic Avenue 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Key Partners: 

Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Mass mentoring partnership (MMP)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

We achieve our mission through our programming that serves youth in out-of-home care, including:

AFCMentors
One-to-One mentoring for foster & adopted youth ages 7 and older

AFCLeaders

Group mentoring program addressing the specific challenges faced by teens who are preparing to “age out” of the child welfare system.

  • Offers discussion groups, social and emotional supports, and job/life skills trainings for youth ages 14 and older

AFCVolunteers

Volunteers assist AFC in a variety of ways! Join our team of volunteers and make a difference.

 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
09/11/2012

The Network/La Red

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

PO Box 6011 Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 

Hotline: 617-742-4911 (Voice); 617-227-4911 (TTY), Office: (617) 695-0877

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office: 7 days, 9am-5pm Hotline: 7 days, 9am-midnight

Mission: 

 

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

Key Partners: 

GLBT Domestic Violence Coaltion, Jane Doe: Mass Coalition against sexual assault and domestic violence, Mass Transgender Political Coalition, Boston Pride, Governor's Commission against sexual and domestic violence, Mass Office of Victim Assistance / State Organization = GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition, Jane Doe Inc.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call hotline for all services, call office line, email, or visit website for volunteer opportunities and upcoming community events.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
09/11/2012
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