Upham's Corner

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

Email: 
Website: 

https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/help-paying-costs/pace/pace.html

Mission: 

PACE, an alternative to traditional nursing home care, is an optional benefit under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses entirely on older people, who are frail enough to meet their State's standards for nursing home care. It features comprehensive medical and social services that can be provided at an adult day health center, home, and/or inpatient facilities. For most patients, the comprehensive service package permits them to continue living at home while receiving services, rather than be institutionalized. A team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals assess participant needs, develop care plans, and deliver all services which are integrated into a complete health care plan. PACE is available only in States which have chosen to offer PACE under Medicaid.

Key Partners: 

Harbor Health Elder Service Plan 1135 Morton Street Mattapan, MA 02126 Tel: (617) 533-2400 Upham's Elder Service Plan (UESP) / PACE Dudley Square 36 Dearborn Street MA 02119 Tel: (617) 288-0970 Savin Hill 1140 Dorchester Ave. MA 02125 Tel: (617) 288-0970

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Eligible individuals who wish to participate must voluntarily enroll. PACE enrollees also must: Be at least 55 years of age. Live in the PACE service area. In Dorchester/Roxbury: Upham's Corner Health Center runs the Upham's Elder Service Plan (UESP/PACE) in Dudley Square & Savin Hill. Harbor Health also runs an Elder Service Plan in Lower Mills. Be screened by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals as meeting that state's nursing facility level of care. At the time of enrollment, be able to safely live in a community setting.

Key Programs Offered: 

Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, the program is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible. Care and services include: Adult day care that offers nursing; physical, occupational and recreational therapies; meals; nutritional counseling; social work and personal care Medical care provided by a PACE physician familiar with the history, needs and preferences of each participant Home health care and personal care All necessary prescription drugs Social services Medical specialists such as audiology, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and speech therapy Respite care Hospital and nursing home care when necessary

Created: 
02/08/2011

M.Y H.O.O.D

Phone: 

857.284.2850

Mission: 

A 501 c 3 non-profit organization addressing the unstable social behaviors by youth. Their mission statement is to provide a creative and educational outlet for youth striving to accomplish goals and dreams in life. M.Y H.O.O.D targets youth between the ages of 10 to 19 years of age in Massachusetts that need support groups and direction. M.Y H.O.O.D presents the tools and knowledge necessary to explore how to achieve and make dreams become reality.

Location

19 Hillsboro Steet
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
01/28/2011

Dorchester Bay EDC

Phone: 

617.825.4200

Fax: 

617.825.3522

Mission: 

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s north Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhood residents and partners, we access resources to:
Develop and preserve affordable home ownership and rental housing,
Create and sustain commercial and economic development opportunities, and
Build community power through organizing and leadership development.

Location

594 Columbia Rd Ste 302
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Homeowner Services provides home improvement and deleading loans for unbankable homeowners. The focus is keeping low to moderate income homeowners in their home; by decreasing maintenance costs, avoiding foreclosure, rehabbing uninhabitable units, educating the homeowner in financial literacy and increasing energy conservation. In our eleven year program we have lent more than $1.5 million and rehabbed 239 units of housing.

Youth Force Program is a youth leadership initiative that trains local teens to be community leaders and community organizers, who in turn train other local teens to be leaders and organizers in their own neighborhoods. The program is designed in a community organizing framework, and it focuses on building youth leaders, building youth relationships and building youth power. Youth Force members learn leadership and community organizing skills such as meeting facilitation, engaging in campaign work, relational meetings, power analysis and research actions. The program goal is to build youth power in Dorchester and beyond and to strengthen the local community by tackling specific, winnable issues. We grow leaders through engaging them in the issues that affect them directly.

Learning Is a Fun Experience (L.I.F.E.) is a new drop-in after school program with homework help, Internet research, public speaking, visual arts, ceramics, digital arts production, literacy and math computer games, sports, fun and enrichment activities.

Seniors Program supports approximately 90 elders living in and nearby Dorchester Bay rental units. Meeting three times weekly, they enhance their quality of life by offering community-based case management services and enrichment, prevention, education, and intervention programming. Rock and Roll Seniors pays stipends to seniors to use their expertise and energy to design their own program. They remain safe, connected and active.

TechnoBay Computer Training is an inter-genrational computer training course geared for families. Both parent and chilld learn about computer hardware and software. All courses are free of charge. For more information about the course contact Karen Cookie Sheers at 617-825-4200 x225

Created: 
01/03/2011

Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy
c/o Touchable Stories
65 East Cottage St. Dorchester, MA 02125

Website: 
Mission: 

The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy is an anti-violence initiative co-directed by Dorchester peace activist Isaura Mendes and Shannon Flattery of Touchable Stories. It is named in honor of Isaura's oldest son Bobby who was murdered in 1995. It is rededicated to her youngest son Matthew who was murdered in 2006.

The program began in 1999 to help stem the tide of growing homicides in the Dorchester/Roxbury neighborhoods. Programs include public speaking in schools and prisons, grief counseling for families and friends who have lost loved ones, roundtable dinners with community members and their elected officials, holiday celebrations for local children and The Annual Parent's & Children's Walk for Peace.

Location

65 East Cottage Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

Touchable Stories; The Riley Foundation Family Strengthening Small Grants Fund, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Floyd Williams Funeral Home, Maxwell Community Business Park, Suffolk County Sheriffs Department, Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo, Humphrey Street Studios, M.Y.H.O.O.D, PeaceWorks, Project Hope, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Maxwell Flea Market, Radio Nha Terra, Sovereign Bank, Toys for Tots, Wainwright Bank

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contributions may be made directly to support this work by making checks payable to:
“The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy”
c/o Touchable Stories
65 East Cottage St. Dorchester, MA 02125

Secure contributions can also be made online at http://communityroom.net

Key Programs Offered: 

Parents and Children's Peace Walk | Back to School BBQ | Christmas with Bobby | Anti-Violence Roundtables | Survivor Outreach and Family Breavement Support | Find Your Voice | Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

See here for details.

Created: 
12/07/2010

Touchable Stories

Mission: 

Touchable Stories began in 1996 with the idea of using the talents of contemporary artists to help individual communities define their own voice and give it public expression. The idea caught on, and has since become a series of community profiles telling the unique stories of these routinely marginalized neighborhoods.

Artists create rooms based on themes from the community. Ten to twelve rooms are then connected to form a walk-through maze, each interactive, each designed by a different hand, each using soundtracks created from the recorded interviews. The result is an intimate and dramatic journey in the life of a singular place through time—a journey with many voices.

Through a process of listening and observation, Touchable Stories networks to bring people and resources together in an effort to create sustainable futures.

Location

Touchable Stories Inc.
65 East Cottage Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Founding sponsors

The Boston Foundation
LEF Foundation
The Martin Fund

Host Site Sponsors

Boston Wharf Co. (Fort Point)
Brighton Ave. Baptist Church (Allston)
First Baptist Church of Cambridge (Central Square)
Maxwell Community Business Park (Upham’s Corner)
Port of Richmond, CA (Richmond: Introduction & The Story Continues)

Other Affiliates:
Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy (Shannon Flaherty, Co-Director).

Key Programs Offered: 

Current projects can be seen here. They include: Animating Archives, Echoes From The Edge, the New England Folk Music Archives, Richmond: The Story Continues, the Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy, and Tent City Peace Movement among others. Recurring themes include music, history, (anti-)violence, and more.

Created: 
12/07/2010

Local 537: Pipefitters Association of Boston

Phone: 

617-787-5370 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-3777 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;

Fax: 

617-787-5373 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-1458 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;

Mission: 

Pipefitters Local 537 install piping systems that carry hot water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases needed for industrial production or other uses. We install both high and low pressure systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities. We lay out, fabricate, and assemble pipes from drawings, blue prints, and specifications. The members of Local 537 also install piping for heating and cooling systems. Pipefitters work both inside and out on new construction projects and also on maintenance and renovation job sites. The work requires lifting and working in cramped quarters and at various elevations.

Location

Training Center
35 Travis Street
Allston, MA 02134
United States
Key Partners: 

UA Boston, Helmets to Hardhats, Local 12 (Plumbers), Local 537 (Sprinklerfitters)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year. There is generally one apprentice class per year. Please check the website for notices on when applications will be accepted. Five year apprenticeship program: Applicants must be 18 years of age. Copies of the following documents must be submitted with the application: High School Diploma or GED High School Transcript of Grades or GED Test Results Birth Certificate Social Security Card DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable

Key Programs Offered: 

Pipefitters Local 537 offers a five-year apprenticeship program which, in conjunction with on the job training, teaches the skills necessary to be a tradesperson. Basic math, science and various welding procedures are examples of course curriculum. In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, Pipefitters Local 537 offers continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as an associate’s degree program. Our Training Center is located in Dorchester and the address is as follows: 40 Enterprise Street Dorchester, MA 02125 617-825-3777 Timothy T. Gilligan, Training Coordinator

Created: 
12/03/2010

Capeverdean Adult Day Health Center

Phone: 

617-288-0300

Fax: 

617-288-0312

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Capeverdean Adult Day Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00 pm. All caregivers are responsible for participants by 4:00 pm at the close of the program day. If a participant remains at the Adult Day Health Center after 4:00pm, or if the caregiver is not available, the Assistant Director will provide for direct supervision until 5:00pm. If the caregiver has not contacted the center by 5:00pm, the Assistant Director will notify protective services of the need for emergency shelter.

Mission: 

Our objective is to provide social day health programs with a caring staff which enhances the quality of life for our clients and caregivers. We strive to offer social outlet that provide continued enrichment and opportunity for our elders to make new friends.

The program will provide six hours of nursing care and health supervision using an individualized plan of care. Two meal, and one nourishing snack will be prepared in accordance with the physicians’ order, and served daily. A therapeutic program inclusive of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, as well as educational, social, and recreational services, will be offered as needed, to obtain and maintain the participant’s maximum level of functioning. Group and family counseling will be provided with referrals made to community agencies if appropriate.

Location

Dorchester Center
34 Hancock St
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Various forms, including program brochure, are located here. To learn more about the center please contact us.

Key Programs Offered: 

As part of your plan of care, our services include:

Nursing Services & Health Oversight
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech / Language Therapy
Restorative Therapy
Nutritional and Dietary Services
Counseling Services
Various Activities
Providing help with housing
Providing help in Social Security Office

Created: 
11/29/2010

United Homes Shelter

Phone: 

617-282-0456 (Pilgrim Church)

Fax: 

617-825-0189 (Pilgrim Church)

Mission: 

Run by Pilgrim Church, United Homes offers overnight shelter, food, clothing, showers, first-aid, and transitional and other supportive services. United Homes provides evening transportation from Boston to the shelter. Transportation arrives at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Washington St. and Melina Cass Blvd.; at 6:45 p.m. at the Woods Mullen Shelter located near the Boston Medical Center at Melina Cass Blvd. & Massachusetts Ave.; and at 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. at the Night Center, which is the Pine Street Inn’s night shelter, located in downtown Boston at 31 Bowker Street. Morning transportation to Boston is also provided between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Originally established in 1990 by Positive Lifestyles, it is now under the direction of Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church (this connection began with a recognition that a large number of homeless adults are, in fact, former foster children.)

Location

United Homes Adult Shelter
540 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

Pilgrim Church; Government thru Contracts to an Independent Agency unrelated to the Church

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Pilgrim Church Shelter

Kroc Community Center

Phone: 

(617) 318-6900

Mission: 

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston will serve as a resource to enhance the community and provide individuals and families with opportunity to meet their potential. Beyond a facility for swim and gym, the Kroc Center will be a true center for the Uphams-Dudley community.

Location

650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
04/20/2011

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open!

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers strive to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness. In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided in Uphams Dudley will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.

GOTCHA (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around)

Mission: 

GOTCHA, (Get Off the Corner Hanging Around) started in 2003 as an annual summer youth workforce development collaborative based in the Dudley Street, Uphams Corner and Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester with 150-250 teens working at 20-25 nonprofit organizations.

In 2008 GOTCHA launched its first year round program with youth working after school. Six of the organizations (Bird Street Community Center, Cape Verdean Community UNIDO, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Dorchester Bay EDC, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and The City School) play a planning role (Planning Partners) and the remaining, which varies from year to year, are worksites for teens.

The 20-25 organizations or worksites represent a variety of non-profit organizations that work on community organizing, planning, advocacy, education, legal, health, human services and community development. The Planning Partners located in Roxbury and/or Dorchester all work with youth and families and are linked by their shared commitment to community building, youth leadership development and youth services.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bird Street Community Center
Boston After School & Beyond
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Children's Learning Center
Children's Services of Roxbury
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp
Dudley Neighbors, Inc.
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
MA Alliance for Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Rosa Parks Daycare
TAG (Talented And Gifted Latino Program)
The City School
Youth and Police In Partnership

Key Programs Offered: 

Dudley Youth Council
Resident Leadership Institute
SACC (School Age Child Care)
Summer Leadership Program
Youth Development Program
YOUTH FORCE

Created: 
11/18/2010
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