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Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA

Codman Square NDC Computer Learn Center

Phone: 

(617) 606-7078 or (617) 825-4224 ext.140 or (617) 825-4224 ext.142

Email: 

wash2clc@gmail.com

Website: 

wash2clc.weebly.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - 9am-3pm

Tuesday - 12pm-6pm

Wednesday - 12pm-6pm

Thursday - 12pm-6pm

Friday - 12pm-4:30pm

Mission: 

 

To empower the Washington Columbia
Apartment residents and surrounding
community members to achieve greater
personal success by accessing the
technological, educational, and
professional resources provided by the
Codman Square Neighborhood
Development Corporation Computer
Learning Center.

Location

Rear Entrance
108 Columbia Rd. United States
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Codman Square NDC

Key Programs Offered: 

 

*Basic Computer Skills Class (English)
*Basic Computer Skills Class (Spanish)
*College Writing Class
*Adult College Prep
*Intorduction to Microsoft Word
*Intorduction to Microsoft Excel
*Intorduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
*Walk in Employemnt Services
*Employment Training and Services(English)
*Employment Training and Services(Spanish)
*Open Access
 

 

Millenium Ten Initiative

Phone: 

(617) 338-0411

Email: 

info@rc-rf.org

Website: 

www.mill-10.org

Mission: 

Millennium Ten is a coalition of longstanding community partners and new leaders that have come together to encourage residents and stakeholders to define what's next for neighborhood, specifically the Talbot Norfolk Triangle (TNT) and Four Corners neighborhoods.

The Millennium Ten neighborhoods are at the hub of new transit in Boston.  The MBTA is adding two new transit stations in the area:  one on Talbot Ave near the heart of Codman Square and another in Four Corners on Washington Street.  These two new transit stations will speed access to downtown for residents and offer an opportunity to local business in Four Corners and Codman.  This process will help leverage the possibilities in the time of growth.

The process focuses on working with neighbors, business owners, community organizations and other members of the community, tapping on their wisdom, experience and energy to take action.

Follow Millennium Ten on Facebook.

Location

95 Berkeley St
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

no

Codman Square Health Center Food Pantry

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Website: 

http://www.codman.org/

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays

Mission: 

We do not want our neighbors to be hungry. Both Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center have an on-site food pantry for members of the community. In addition to gathering food to take home, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about nutrition and other public health issues.

Location

Codman Square Health Center Food Pantry
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

no

Project Place

Phone: 

617.542.3740

Email: 
Mission: 

Project Place is a supportive community that promotes hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources to obtain stable employment and housing.

Location

1145 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Hire a Project Place graduate! Email hjassal@projectplace.org

Subscribe to the Project Place newsletter! Email newsletter@projectplace.org

Apply for employment or an internship: http://www.projectplace.org/jobs.html.

Volunteer: http://www.projectplace.org/volunteer.html.
 

Key Programs Offered: 

 

GateHouse

The top two floors of Project Place's six-story building are dedicated to GateHouse, 14 studio apartments for homeless individuals who are making transitions in their lives. Residences are permanent, affordable housing in a sober, supportive community. During their stay tenants have the option to utilize Project Place services and programs including our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. Tenants have either graduated from a program or are currently enrolled in one, are committed to sobriety and pay one-third of their income for rent.

Betty's Place

Housed in the YWCA's Berkeley Street residence, Betty's Place is a transitional housing program that can accommodate up to 15 women at one time. Residents are provided with Project Place programming and supports while making the transition from the emergency shelter system to independent living. Betty's provides each resident with a room of her own in a safe, clean environment and two meals a day. Residents also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. The average length of stay is six months.

HomePlate

HomePlate is a food preparation and services training program. Participants in this program help to operate our pushcart in downtown Boston, fulfill catering requests for corporate and private clients and prepare breakfast and lunch for Project Place clients and staff daily. All food is prepared in our in-house commercial kitchen. Clients in this program are primed to transfer directly into the food service industry and also graduate with comprehensive customer service and money handling skills. They also receive our wraparound support services to address barriers in finding and obtaining employment and housing. 

Wraparound Support Services

All Project Place clients receive the wraparound support services to address the various barriers they may encounter in finding and obtaining employment and housing. A comprehensive, yet personalized approach is utilized with each client to ensure that services meet the individual's needs. These include: Case Management, Career Services, Computer Training, Educational Services, Alumni Services. Read more hereFor more information, contact: Kim Nuttall at 617.542.3740 or knuttall@projectplace.org.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

This new employment, placement and training program provides tailored services specific to veterans. In addition to traditional case management and support services, clients are assessed for veteran’s benefit eligibility, provided referrals for specific needs and given assistance in obtaining discharge papers (DD214).

Client Assistance Programs

- Danielle Fund: Named to honor the life and memory of Danielle Ontra, this fund was created to support clients and alumni who are making strides to live independently and are committed to their recovery. Clients may apply for funds to alleviate financial burdens up to $500, paid directly to the source (landlord, school, etc.). Included in the application process is identification of the need, developing a budget to manage future expenses and explanation of how compliance of goals aligns with agency mission.

- MicroLoan Fund: A new program of Project Place, our MicroLoan Fund offers small financial loans to assist graduates in overcoming temporary obstacles to successful housing, education and/or employment. In addition, it helps them to develop a positive credit history. A committee comprised of graduates, staff, board and bank representatives, review applications and work with applicants to finalize their request and develop a repayment plan.

- Paul White Empowerment Fund: Established by his family in memory of Paul White, a long time friend and supporter of Project Place. The fund will assist persons served by Project Place to advance their education and/or employment goals. Grants will be given to clients for:

Tuition for GED, certificate or post secondary education
Books or supplies for educational purposes
Clothing for employment interviews
Other education or employment purposes which meet the goal of the fund 

 

Social Enterprises

Project Place prides itself on the entrepreneurial approach we take to solving social challenges. To help facilitate change in our clients' lives we run three businesses that provide paid employment to those overcoming homelessness. Our businesses also create a revenue stream for the agency that contributes to 20% of our operating budget while providing our clients with the skills and work experience needed to gain employment.

  • Project Pepsi: a vending machine service business.
  • Clean Corners... Bright Hopes: a facilities and outdoor maintenance service.
  • HomePlate: a food services program, operating a pushcart in downtown Boston and offering catering to corporate and private clients. 
Created: 
05/18/2011

 

Project Place
1145 Washington Street 
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.3740 (p) 
617.542.3860 (f) 
info@projectplace.org

Contact Betty's Place:

Betty's Place 
40 Berkeley Street 
Boston, MA 02116 (p)
617.482.1126 (p)
617.482.7524 (f) 
info@projectplace.org 

Temple of Martial Arts

Phone: 

(508) 991-1519

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

 

   
    DAY   TIME   LEVEL / GROUP    
   

  Monday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Tuesday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Wednesday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Beginner / Advanced    
   

  Thursday

  5:00 - 5:50 PM   Advanced kids only    
   

  Saturday

  9:00 AM

10:00 - 11:30 AM
         Beginner

       Advanced
Mission: 

Temple of Martial Arts (TOMA) is a non-profit organization geared toward the inner-city youth. Martial arts classes are a great way for children to release extra energy in a safe and constructive environment. The highly trained staff at the Temple of Martial Arts channels the students’ energy in a positive way while teaching personal life skills such as self-discipline, respect, and courtesy.

Location

Healthworks at Codman
450 Washington Street (Healthworks at Codman)
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Created: 
05/10/2011

Health Resources in Action

Phone: 

(617)451-0049

Fax: 

(617)282-3950

Email: 

You can email HRiA via the form at http://hria.org/about/contact.html

Website: 
Mission: 

HRiA's mission is to help people to live healthier lives and build healthy communities through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion. For over fifty years, Health Resources in Action has been a leader in developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Through theCommunity Health and Medical Foundation divisions, HRiA works with governments, communities, scientists, and nonprofit organizations that share an imperative for resolving today’s most critical public health issues through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion.

Location

Health Resources in Action
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

United Way

Clients include the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, the Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General/Medical Reserve Corps,
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank of America, Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, Boston Medical Center
Bowdoin Street Health Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital - Boston, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, the AIDS Action Committee, and many more.

Key Programs Offered: 

HRiA is an innovative and unique organization combining consulting services with public health programming. Our staff of public health professionals, physicians, and social scientists possess the depth and breadth of experience to meet public health challenges and tackle complex life sciences consulting projects.

HRiA offers free training to the community and maintains an extensive health research library. Trainings are offered on broad subjects such as evaluation, coalition building, collaborative leadership, engaging diverse populations, etc. as well as topical areas such as asthma, substance abuse, tobacco, violence, teen pregnancy, and leadership.   

Created: 
04/26/2011

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Family Van, The

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

1542 Tremont St, Roxbury MA 02120

Phone: 

617-442-3200

Fax: 

617-442-3250

Email: 

familyvan@hms.harvard.edu

Website: 

www.familyvan.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Thursday 9-12, Codman Square Friday 9-12, Uphams Corner Friday 1-4, Mattapan

Mission: 

The Family Van offers free confidential care such as blood sugar, glaucoma and cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks, nutrition counseling, pregnancy tests and family planning, confidential HIV testing and counseling and referrals to other community resources. No appointment, medical insurance or identification is needed. For more information, call (617) 442-3200.

Location

Codman Square
Washington Street
02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Harvard Medical School

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Drop-in

FAMILY, inc.

Phone: 

(617) 969-1454

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

 

Codman Square Health Council Meeting
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • Codman Square Health Center (637 Washington Street, Dorchester) Board Room
Mission: 

To create secure and nurturing environments of mutual support in which all children and families can thrive. A community organizing system, we create partnerships with individuals and institutions to connect educational, health care, economic, and other systems to collaboratively create healthy, safe, sustainable communities throughout the world.

Our values:
  • Every person is valued: from the youngest to the oldest, from the richest to the poorest
  • For healthy development, all children need to be nurtured through intergenerational relationships;
  • Harmonious support systems enhance the lives of children and families within the community;
  • Society’s systems should be in harmony with nature’s systems;
  • We must think globally and act locally – FAMILY starts at the local level and develops sustainably;
  • We are one family.

 

Location

80 Waban Hill Road
Newton, MA 02467
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Agencies and Organizations:
Artists for Humanity
BOLD Teens
Boston Neighborhood Network
City Year
Codman Square Merchants Association
Codman Square Neighborhood Council
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp.
Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center
Roxbury Youth Works
STRIVE, Inc. 

 

Education Institutions:
 
City and State Departments
Mayor Menino
Boston Police Department 
Boston Public Health Commission
Department of Youth Services
 
Business Community
Valvoline, Inc.
Mount Washington Bank
Silverbrook Farm
Coutinho Farm
 
Partners in Haiti:
 
Community Agencies and Organizations 
Association of Schools and Teachers
City Of Verrettes
Caisse Populaire Solidarite Des Verrettes (Bank)
FATEM
ODKM (Desarmes)
MCC Desarmes
Faith in Action International
Societe D’exportation de Fruits et Legumes
The Haiti Connection
ODVA
 
Education Institutions:
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Tuskegee University
University of Fondwa
Ecole Normale de Liancourt (Local Teachers College)
Ecole Providence
 
Government Agencies:
Bureau de District Scolaire des Verrettes
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The individuals and families who take part in FAMILY are invited to become members of FAMILY. They are not clients, but members. The benefits of membership will vary from one individual and family to another, depending on their needs, but the major benefit is the security of being part of a caring network of mutual support.

The mission of FAMILY is global, and our vision is for its concept to spread in very natural ways. We are eager to engage in dialogue about all aspects of FAMILY, including potential areas of collaboration with interested parties. We invite you to join us.

Key Programs Offered: 

FAMILY works at both the level of the individual and the organization, in both Codman Square, Dorchester, and in Haiti:

  • We connect individuals with existing resources in the community so that they are surrounded by a uniquely tailored network of mutual support. To do this, we place FAMILY Advocates into strategic locations within the community to work directly with children and their families.
  • We partner with organizations to enhance their capacity to provide effective support to children and families by eliminating redundancy, improving community responsiveness, and sharing resources. To do this, our Director of Community Organization convenes gatherings with partner organizations where effective strategizing can occur. 
Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Fathers And Mothers Infants eLders and Youth

Created: 
03/17/2011

Boston REACH Coalition

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Erline Achille 1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 

(617) 534-2291

Fax: 

(617) 534-2563

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

Meets 1st Monday of every month, 5:30 p.m., at the Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester.

Mission: 

The mission of the Boston REACH Coalition is to promote health equity and eliminate racial and health inequities in Boston. REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. The 200-member coalition has met monthly for ten years. The coalition has earned an outstanding reputation in the local and public health community for its work in raising awareness of racial and ethnic health disparities, educating the public about health issues that affect the Black community in Boston, and for its credible partnerships with community members, policymakers, faith-based leaders, and academic institutions. The coalition includes community members, community groups, health care providers, business and faith leaders, and academic partners. With new funding as a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED), the coalition will expand its scope of work to address cardiovascular disease and public health issues related to men’s health, adolescent wellness, community advocacy, public policy, and environmental health. A strategic plan will ensure that community efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities can be sustained.

Location

Center for Health Equity and Social Justice
1010 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Public Health Commission (Center for Health Equity and Social Justice)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Come to a meeting!

Key Programs Offered: 

Ongoing advocacy & community organizing. Community Voices The Coalition has worked with community member to identify factors that can promote or negate the health of the community. Please take a look at their projects and videos. Annual Retreat REACH Coalition members participate in this annual retreat to review and strengthen Coalition objectives and activities. Pink and Black Team: American Cancer Society Making Strides During breast cancer awareness month in October, join the Pink and Black Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More>> HPV Pilot Project The Boston REACH Coalition in partnership with Mass CONECT is conducting a pilot project aiming to understand better the communication barriers for underserved women with respect to the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer awareness.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

REACH 2010

Created: 
02/15/2011
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