Mattapan

Senior Intensive Care Coordinator needed at The Community Services Agency!

Post Date: 1/5/2015  

Title: Senior Intensive Care Coordinator

Organization: The Community Services Agency

 
Employment Type: Full time  

Description: The Community Services Agency, located in Dorchester is looking to secure a Senior Intensive Care Coordinator. The Sr. ICC reports to the Program Director and works as part of the Management Team to ensure Individual Care Coordination services are appropriately delivered to MassHealth youth with serious emotional disturbances.

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Boston Youth Sanctuary

Phone: 

617-322-3380

Fax: 

617-322-3381

Email: 

contact@bostonyouthsanctuary.org

Website: 

http://www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org/

Mission: 

Boston Youth Sanctuary (BYS) provides a safe and nurturing environment where at-risk youth are encouraged to express themselves positively and gain sustainable coping skills that aid in academic, community and home life success. Youth that attend BYS After School Program will graduate feeling empowered and better equipped to face the challenges that arise in their daily lives.

Who We Are:

BYS is a therapeutic after-school program for youth ages 6-11 that have experienced traumatic events or circumstances in their lives. BYS works with children and families from the Boston community providing clinical and case management services designed to improve youths’ functioning in home, community and academic settings. BYS works to address the needs of children across all life domains by providing wrap-around services to them and their families in one centralized location.

Our Youth:

BYS serves youth ages 6-11 who live in inner-city Boston. BYS youth have experienced a variety of traumas including but not limited to the violent deaths of parents/siblings, neglect, homelessness, foster care, and physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. BYS youth need not have a formal diagnosis of PTSD but must present with symptoms suggesting a socio-emotional impact of the trauma that they have experienced. BYS youth come from a variety of academic settings and familial structures, and BYS is committed to meeting children and families where they are.

Services Offered:

  • Therapeutic/Activity Groups

BYS youth participate in daily therapeutic skill-building and enrichment activities. In cohorts of same-aged peers, youth attend rotating multi-sensory groups catered to their developmental needs. These groups include trauma-informed yoga led by a licensed therapist/yoga instructor, expressive arts therapy, gender-based empowerment groups, cooking, gymnastics, hip hop dance, and group therapy led by licensed BYS child clinicians, focusing on areas of need such as problem-solving and conflict resolution.    

  • Individual Therapy
    BYS youth have access to weekly individual therapy with experienced, clinicians. Clinicians develop individualized treatment plans and clinical goals highly tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. BYS clinicians incorporate theory from evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, and the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Model. BYS Clinicians utilize play therapy, art-based interventions, sensory modulation, and role play/social scripting to incorporate age-appropriate methodologies in youths’ treatment.
  • Family Support Services
    Family engagement is an essential component of BYS’s approach and families are encouraged to help guide their child’s treatment. Families/caregivers are expected to attend meetings approximately every six weeks to discuss their child’s treatment and progress, as well as to ensure their family’s needs are being met. BYS offers case management services to the families/caregivers of BYS youth, and each child enrolled at BYS is assigned a Family Liaison. Family Liaisons work directly with families/caregivers to establish long and short-term goals to achieve familial stability and strength. Family Liaisons offer strategic and direct support in pursuit of established goals. Case management services vary based on the needs and expressed wishes of families/caregivers. All BYS Family Liaisons are highly experienced navigating social service systems and accessing community resources.
  • Transportation
    BYS provides free, private door-to-door transportation to and from the program daily. BYS vans pick children up from partner schools and bring them to BYS, and at the end of the program day pick them up from BYS and drop them off at home, releasing them only to children’s caregivers or to parties authorized by caregivers. BYS vans are driven by Massachusetts certified children’s van drivers contracted by local professional transportation company Kidz on the Run.
  • Educational Advocacy
    BYS offers educational advocacy for youth as needed. BYS believes that success in academic settings is essential to long-term social and emotional success. BYS is available to review existing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans, attend IEP and 504 meetings, request testing, and advocate for a child’s educational needs. Educational advocates are available in conjunction with a youth’s broader clinical team to consult with youths’ schools about effective behavior management strategies as determined by their treatment plans and goals.
  • Nutrition and Health
    BYS provides youth nutritious food options each day in collaboration with City Fresh Foods. BYS also provides education about healthy eating choices. BYS youth participate in a cooking group in which they learn about nutrition, portion control, and general health in an effort to support youth in healthy physical and emotional development. BYS also offers youth a variety of opportunities to engage in physical activities including outdoor free play, staff-led physical activity, yoga, and gymnastics.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For a copy of our referral please contact 617-322-3380 or visit www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org /about/referral-form/ 

Created: 
10/22/2012

Neighborhood Response Team (NRT)

Phone: 

617-635-4500

Email: 

Flavio.Daveiga@cityofboston.gov (Bowdoin-Geneva); Walter.Applewhite@cityofboston.gov (Mattapan)

Mission: 

The Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), a cross-departmental group representing Public Works, Transportation, Inspectional Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, seeks to address the local and specific issues affecting Boston's neighborhoods. Meeting with residents, community organizations, and numerous municipal bodies, the Team will focus on basic city services and improvements such as street lighting and sidewalk repairs, prioritizing trash and debris removal, and cracking down on problem properties and health and safety violations.

As of Nov. 2011, there are three regular NRT meetings, to address Mattapan, Codman Square, and Four Corners; Dudley Square and Blue Hill Ave.; and the Bowdoin-Geneva areas. The meetings are co-chaired, with one chair representing an official body (such as the Office of Health and Human Services) and other representing area residents. 

The Mattapan/Codman Square/Four Corners meeting covers city services, with (as of Nov. 2011) a noted emphasis on foreclosure/absenteeism.

Likewise, the Dudley/Blue Hill Ave. meeting covers city services. Prostitution is seen to be particularly bad problem in the area and many interdepartmental actions have worked to address this issue (as of Nov. 2011).

The Bowdoin-Geneva meeting incorporates human services in addition to city services, with an emphasis on youth development and violence prevention -- specifically, the Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative. See a release on the formation of the Bowdoin-Geneva NRT here.

Key Partners: 

City Agencies:

Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Center for Youth and Families, Code Enforcement, Department of Neighborhood Development, Inspectional Services, Jobs and Community Services, Office of Human Services, Office of Neighborhood Services, Mayor's Office, Public Works Department, others?

 

Community Organizations and Collaborations:

Bowdoin Geneva Violence Intervention and Prevention, Upham's Corner Violence Intervention and Prevention,
United Neighbors Association (UNA), 4-Street Crime Watch, 

Bird Street Community Center, College Bound Dorchester, Family Nurturing Center, Roxbury Resource Center,

 

Faith-based: First Parish Church in Dorchester, St. Peter's Parish, 

 

Main Streets:

Bowdoin-Geneva Main Street
Four Corners Main Street
 

Healthcare:

Bowdoin Street Health Center
 

Partial list!

Key Programs Offered: 

Biweekly meetings; neighborhood walkthroughts; forum for cross-departmental, cross-sector collaboration and neighborhood improvement.

Created: 
11/21/2011

Haitian Health Institute (Boston Medical Center)

Phone: 

617.414.7702

Fax: 

617.414 3810

Email: 
Mission: 

HHI's mission is to research unmet needs, identify gaps in services and evaluate existing programs for efficiency of service. HHI also links the Haitian Diaspora to public health initiatives and health care resources through translation. Regular activities include research, evaluating existing programs, networking with other organizations, community organizing, and rapid response to community health crises.

Location

Haitian Health Institute, Boston Medical Center
771 Albany Street Dowling 4, Room 4416
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Key Partners: 

Haitian Multi Service Center (HMSC), Haitian American Public Health Initiatives (HAPHI), The Center for Community Health, Education and Research (CCHER)

Key Programs Offered: 

HHI's priority is the development of a common plan through which to improve health care and education in the Haitian community. To do so, we network between health, school, neighborhood, social service, faith-based groups and cultural agencies.

HHI physicians also investigate barriers to health care and the means of removing those barriers by collaborating with like-minded cultural institutions or state initiatives.

HHI has spent the past year researching and assessing the needs of the Haitian community members who access care through BMC and the associated Health Net. The affiliated Neighborhood Health Care (Health Net) centers at Codman Square, Mattapan, Harvard Street, Whittier Street and Upham's Corner often refer Haitian American children and adults to BMC for care that is not available at the clinic locations. Although this extensive network of resources and providers offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop a hub through which to link services and information to Haitian patients using BMC or the neighborhood health care centers, the task of providing culturally and linguistically competent services continues to fall upon a few Haitian health care providers.

The Haitian Health Institute continues to work to meet the health needs of the Haitian community including the organizational and networking requirements of the Haitian community agencies.

Created: 
04/29/2011

Haitian American Public Health Initiatives

Phone: 

(617) 298-8076

Fax: 

(617) 296-1570

Website: 
Mission: 

HAPHI is a minority run, non-profit agency dedicated to providing members of the Haitian-American community in Metro Boston with culturally and linguistically accessible information and services to improve their health and wellbeing. Located in Mattapan, HAPHI was founded in 1989 by a group of Haitian-American health care professionals to address pressing public health issues confronting Boston's Haitian community. HAPHI has grown tremendously and today provides a comprehensive range of prevention, education, and direct service programs to Haitian-Americans from the greater metropolitan area of Boston. Several of its programs serve Haitian Americans throughout New England.

Location

1464 Blue Hill Ave
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

 

New Routes/Twa Zanmi

The Twa Zanmi (Three Friends) Project brings together three partners to address stigma associated with mental illness in the Haitian community. The partners include the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), a joint program of the University of Massachusetts Boston and the world-renowned Children’s Hospital Boston, the Haitian American Public Health Initiative (HAPHI) and Camera Mosaique, a weekly educational TV Show produced by the Haitian Media Network. Twa Zanmi is conceived as a community-directed television program) that will follow the lives of three recent Haitian immigrants who experience depression and anxiety as a result of relocation and the accompanying social isolation, loss of identity, and separation from family and friends.

Mutual Assistance Association (MAA Coalition)
The MAA coalition is made up of over 12 Community Based Minority Organizations. The mission of the coalition is to promote solidarity and collaboration among grassroots Community Based Minority Organizations (Combs) serving refugees and immigrants to provide and strengthen a voice for these communities in Massachusetts.  The MAA Coalition is committed to advocating for their communities through capacity building,  leadership development, and addressing needs through the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Key Programs Offered: 

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)
The adult Education Program currently serves 40 students in any given day through 2 classes from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The low intermediate level meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the intermediate level meets Tuesday and Thursday. The lack of available adult education classes is very obvious in Mattapan. The Adult Education Program emphasizes the establishment of linkages with local adult education and skills training programs, employers, colleges and universities, to ensure a continuum of services for learners and to facilitate "next steps" for program graduates. This includes developing referral relationships and formal collaborations.

Citizenship project
Currently HAPHI is providing citizenship classes on Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The current citizenship class has a bilingual curriculum that includes a naturalization process overview and units on personal, application, and general questions; American History; Government; Elected Officials; how to fill out the N400 application form; the interview process; and civic participation. 

HAPHI assists students through the entire process providing class instruction,  advocacy with the INS or referral to legal services, and mock interview tutoring. Student materials include a bilingual textbook, N400 application forms, and an interview practice audiotape. We encourage students to be independent and take charge of their naturalization. In class, students are instructed on how to complete the N-400 application forms and then they fill out their own N-400's. Audiotapes make it possible for students to practice at home on their own.

Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI)
The goal of CEI is to integrate voter education into HAPHI’s current programs, register participants to vote; solicit volunteers to conduct Voter registration drives; design neighborhood campaign; hold workshops on voting and educate on why it is important to vote; conduct drives at supermarkets, stores, intersections and community events; and continue to recruit and train volunteers. The project also provides training for community residents, staff and volunteers on civic engagement during annual meeting.

Program to Enhance Elder Services (PEERS)

PEERS Program conducts community outreach, advocacy, referral and others education and support services for elders. The overall program objectives are to strengthen the existing coordination and collaboration between refugee and elder services providers in Boston to address unmet needs of refugees and asylees  60 years of age or older who have not yet attained citizenship status. 

Services Objectives:

  • To identify refugee elders who have lost, are at risk of losing, or are ineligible for SSI and/or other federal benefits;
  • To assess their service needs;
  • To develop individualized service plans in conjunction with these refugees;
  • To provide them with transitional social services including access to emergency food, shelter and medical care as needed;
  • To promote intergeneration  connection between refugee elders and their grandchildren;
  • To link the refugee elders to employment and volunteer opportunities that promote leadership and enhance independent living;
  • To refer them to other needed services; and,
  • To provide them with naturalization services in order to maintain their eligibility for benefits and address long-term self-sufficiency nee

MA Medicare/Medicaid Outreach and Education (MORE) Program 
The program is designed to improve access to quality health care services among limited English proficiency (LEP) Haitian elders by increasing knowledge, awareness among LEP Haitian elders. The general goal of the program is to make hard to reach LEP Haitian elders aware of their eligibility for benefits and provide them with information about Medicare and Medicaid: abuse, fraud and errors.

Neighborhood Walk Program
The Neighborhood Walk Program is designed to encourage community members to walk together to improve their health.

Food Distribution Services

HAPHI works with Greater Boston Food Bank and provides limited food distribution to its clients and the larger community.

Created: 
04/29/2011

Haitian-Americans United

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

P.O. Box 260440
Mattapan, MA 02126 

Phone: 

(617)298-2976

Email: 
Mission: 

The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is a non-profit organization founded in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to improve the quality of life for Haitians and Haitian-Americans through education, Community Empowerment and cultural development, using an approach where participation and unity are strongly favored.

Location

10 Fairway Street, Suite 218
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, 

Key Programs Offered: 

 

Gala Photos

Haitian Independence Day Gala

The Haitian Independence Day Gala is an annual event organized by the Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) 

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Gala Photos

Toussaint Louverture Scholarship Fund

Haitian General Louverture (1743- 1803) rose from slavery to become one of the most accomplished military genius and diplomat of his time. This fund helps promising Haitian and Haitian-American students to achieve a higher level of education. 

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Haitian Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Visit the Haitian Heritage Month website click link below. 

[www.haitianheritagemonth.net]


Flag Photos

Flag Raising Ceremony

Every year on May 18th, the H.A.U. inc. is proud to raise the Haitian flag in front of Boston's City Hall in remembrance of our freedom. 

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Parade Photos

Haitian-American Unity Parade

The Haitian-American Unity Parade is one of several events celebrating the Haitian Heritage Month (May 1-31.) It's a multi-block procession that travels straight up Blue Hill Avenue and ends on Talbot Avenue . 

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Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

HAU

Created: 
04/29/2011

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

Phone: 

617-696-2900

Mission: 

The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition draws on the wonderful ethnic and cultural diversity of the Mattapan community to promote a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages.

Location

1613 Blue Hill Ave
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States
Key Partners: 

ABCD Head StartB-3 Community Services Unit of the Boston Police DepartmentBoston Organization of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Color, the Boston Public Health Commission,  Brookwood Community Farm, Church of the Holy Spirit, Christine’s Fitness Vibe, Citizen Schools, Mildred Avenue Middle SchoolCity Natives Nursery/Boston Natural Areas Network, Clark-Cooper Community Garden, Colorado Street Neighborhood Association, Community Economic Development Assistance CorporationThe Food Project, Harvard Prevention Research Center, Jubilee Christian Church,  Mattapan Civic Association, Mattapan Community Development Corporation, Mattapan Cultural Arts Council, Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattapan Family Services Center, Morton Street Board of Commerce, Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program, Boston Medical Center, Youth and Family Enrichment Services.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan. All meetings are open to the public.

If you would like more information about the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact MFFC at info@mattapanfoodandfitness.org.

Key Programs Offered: 

The Mattapan Farmers Market: The MFFC sponsors a weekly farmers market in Mattapan Square on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July through October. This year, the market will be held in the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Spirit, 525 River St. form July 10th through October 2. At the market you can find a wide variety of fresh, affordable, organic fruits and vegetables from local farms. Farmers at the market accept EBT/SNAP (Food Stamps), WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons.

Mattapan Moving for Life: To promote the utilization of community resources for physical fitness, the Coalition is establishing an annual Mattapan Moving for Life fitness event.

Healthy on the Block: Join MFFC to help corner stores in Mattapan offer healthier options, including better quality fruits and vegetables at a reasonable price. The Strategic Alliance for Health Corner Store Initiative is working with community members and organizations to increase community access to healthy affordable food through community corner stores. Help MFFC to plan for this project and identify corner stores to participate in this community- supported effort. Contact the program coordinator, Cassandra Cato-Lois for more information about how to get involved.

Created: 
04/26/2011

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

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

Fair Foods Inc

Phone: 

(617) 288-6185

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

Dorchester locations:
Adams Templeton
455 Adams St
Near Ashmont Red Line
Fridays 1 - 2

Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester Boys & Girls Club
15 Talbot Ave, near Blue Hill Ave.
Tuesdays 5 - 6

Franklin Hill/Wayne Apts.
140 American Legion Hwy
at Franklin Hill Ave
Every other Wed. 12:30 - 1:30
From June 16

Cardinal Medeiros Manor
11 Woodcliff St. (Grove Hall)
Every other Thurs 1:00 - 2:00
From Jan 13

Codman Square
Codman Sq. Global Ministries
675 Washington St.(in parking lot w/white fence)
Saturdays 12:30 - 2:30

Fields Corner
Pasciucco Development
330 Bowdoin St. at Quincy St.(17 Bus from Andrew)
Fridays 4:30- 6:00

Cleveland Middle School
11 Charles St
Fields Corner Red Line
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00

Dorchester House/Kelly House
1353 Dorchester Ave
Fridays 2:30 – 3:30

A Complete List of Locations

Mission: 

96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year. Fair Foods Inc is an evolution in the fight against hunger and poverty. Since 1988, we have transported daily truckloads of usable surplus goods from industry to low-income communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We recycle massive amounts of grocery-quality fresh food and high-grade building materials and bring them directly to the people who need it most. We rely on a commonsense ethic, a core staff of food distributors, and over 200 networked volunteers to get the job done, seven days a week. We focus on being cost-effective, resourceful, and thorough. Our business is to bring tangible change into the lives of thousands of families.

For the low cost of two dollars at the sites listed above Fair Foods will provide you with a very generous amount (about 15 lbs) of vegetables, fruits and possibly more. Food items provided vary each week.

Location

Fair Foods Inc
P.O. Box 220168
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

It takes one truck to move 20,000 pounds of food, but it takes 200 people to distribute that same amount to the people. They are always in need of help.

Contact Information

Created: 
01/31/2011
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