Haitian Multi-Service Center

Haitian Heritage Month at Haitian Multi Service Center | May 6

Catholic Charities Haitian Multi Service Center invites you to Celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. They will showcase Haitian culture, art, music, and culinary. Haitian Arts will be on display on that day at the center. 


When: Friday, May 6, 12:00pm-2:30pm

Where: 185 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02121

Please RSVP at nadine_dorcena@ccab.org

Become a U.S Citizen! | Oct 17

MIRA is coming to Dorchester to offer FREE legal assistance to all eligible green card holders wanting to apply for U.S Citizenship!

MIRA experts, volunteer attorneys, and trained members will help you fill out the Naturalization application (Form N400), step by step.


To be eligible to become a citizen, you must:  

  • Have been a legal permanent resident for 5 years or 3 years if married to US citizen. 
  • Have no serious problems with the law.
  • Speak, write, and read basic English (some may be eligible for an exemption). 

If you're eligible bring:  >> Read More

ESOL for Human Services | February 12

Here is the information about event.

Improve your English and prepare for a JOB in human services

ESOL for Human Services
The Haitian Multi-Service Center will hold an Information Session for ESOL for Human Services,Wednesday February 12th 11:00 am- 2:30 pm at the Haitian Multi-Service Center.

The Haitian Multi Service Center is located at 185 Columbia Road, Room 215, Dorchester MA. The contact person for this event will be Sara Jorgensen she can be reached at Sar_jorgensen@ccab.org or 617-506-6639

This course is for those who like working with people. You will improve your English as well as learn new skills.

Additional information:

ESOL Teacher, Job Readiness and DL Coach
Catholic Charities- Haitian Multi Service Center
185 Columbia Rd,
Dorchester, MA 02121

Adult Education Programs | August 29 + 30


The Haitian Multi-Service Center will be hosting an Adult Education Program. This program will help Haitian adults as well as others with essential skills that will have life-long benefits. Some of the topics the program will cover is literacy and economic self-sufficiency. The program serves more than 400 Haitian adults each year throughout 19 classes. Each students sets his or her own goals and the teachers integrate those goals into the class curriculum. The classes will go for 12 weeks. There is an open, walk-in registration event on August 29 and August 30 from 11pm to 2pm at 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA. For more info, call 617-506-6600.

Haitian Heritage Month, Unity Parade May 15

Haitian-Americans UnitedViv Ayiti! May is Haitian Heritage Month! The 11th Annual Haitian-American Unity Parade will take place 

Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and departing from Mattapan Square (Blue Hill Ave to Talbot Ave). The month of May carries distinctive dates that are important to Haitians and people of Haitian descent. As a result, Haitian Heritage Month has been celebrated in Massachusetts since 1999 and in Florida since 2000. 

For more information, contact Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) at (617) 298-2976 or unity@hauinc.org; Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI) at (617) 298-8070; or the Office of State Rep. Linda D. Forry at (617) 722-2080. More information to come at www.haitianheritagemonth.net. You may also want to check out a May/June book tour by Haitian immigrant authors. >> Read More

Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 


(617) 506-6600 (ESOL Counselor)/ (617)506-6627 (ABEGED Counselor)



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Day care opens at 7 a.m. and building at 8 p.m. Haitian Multi-Service Center open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Yawkey Konbit Creole open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Catholic Charities Greater Boston provides direct service in Dorchester at the Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services including Basic Needs Services, parenting programs, an after-school program for teens, a summer camp for inner-city children, elder social services, and a variety of residential programs. All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. More than 38,000 are served each year.


Catholic Charities Greater Boston at the Yawkey Center
185 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit.

Key Programs Offered: 

ABE/ESOL-Program offers Pre-ESOL Literacy Classes for Haitian Creole Speakers. All Students receive employment and computer skills training.

Basic Needs Emergency Services Sunset Point Camp Foster Grandparents Program Friendly Visitor and Elderly Outreach Program Healthy Families Intensive Asian Adolescent Services Intensive Haitian Family Intervention Shelters and Transitional Housing <a href="%3Cb%3EHaitian%20Multi-Service%20Center%3C/b%3E:%20The%20Haitian%20Multi-Service%20Center,%20the%20largest%20social%20service%20agency%20serving%20the%20Haitian%20population%20in%20Massachusetts,%20is%20a%20non-profit%20agency%20founded%20in%201978%20to%20meet%20the%20needs%20of%20the%20rapidly%20increasing%20number%20of%20Haitian%20refugees%20coming%20to%20the%20area.%20It%20joined%20the%20Catholic%20Charities%20network%20in%201984.%20Its%20mission%20is%20to%20serve,%20in%20a%20linguistically%20and%20culturally%20sensitive%20manner,%20the%20health,%20education,%20day%20care%20and%20the%20immigration/settlement/food%20needs%20of%20the%20Haitian%20community,%20numbered%20at%20about%2020-25,000,%20and%20to%20foster%20economic%20and%20social%20self-sufficiency.%20Today%20it%20serves%205,000%20families%20annually.%20On-site%20programs%20include:%20Adult%20Education%20%28literacy,%20ESL,%20EDP-External%20Diploma%20Program%29,%20Citizenship,%20Computer%20Literacy,%20Education%20for%20Employment,%20Day%20Care,%20Pregnancy%20and%20Parenting%20Support%20Programs,%20Immigration%20and%20Refugee%20assistance,%20Food%20Pantry,%20and%20Haitian%20Elders.%20The%20Center%20serves%20clients%20primarily%20from%20Dorchester,%20Mattapan,%20Hyde%20Park,%20Jamaica%20Plain,%20and%20Roxbury.%20Hours:%208:30%20a.m.%20-%207:30%20p.m.%0A%0A%0A%3Cbr%3E%3Cb%3EYawkey%20Konbit-Kreyol%20Center%20for%20Early%20Education%20&%20Care%3C/b%3E:%20Offered%20from%207:30%20-%205:30p.m.%20Open%20to%20children%20ages%202%20months%20to%209%20years.%20Financial%20Aid:%20-Vouchers%20accepted%20-HeadStart%20-Sliding%20scale%0A%0A%3Ca%20%20data-cke-saved-href=" http:="" www.ccab.org="" el_centro.html"="" target="0">El Centro del Cardenal Youth Education at Yawkey: This GED program helps out-of-school and high-risk youth—who did not thrive in the public school system—earn earn their GED. Students are generally between the ages of 14 and 21. These youth may be referrals from courts or the Department of Family and Children Services. GED and alternative education programs are bilingual. Career Pathways: The Career Pathways program supports both youth and adult programs with next-step options through career exploration, internships, job shadowing opportunities, and employment. It may also include individual case management.

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