Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Individuals

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

dBar

Phone: 

617.265.4490

Website: 

www.dbarboston.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Friday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Mission: 

From dbar's website:

"dbar is Dorchester's premiere destination for fine dining, delicious cocktails and exciting nightlife.

Open 7 days a week, dbar is a full service restaurant that seamlessly transforms into a nightclub and lounge as the night goes on.

Formerly an old school Irish pub filled with mahogany charm, dbar has been renovated into a hip chic hot spot. With warm glowing candles & long leather banquettes, dbar offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere that attracts clientele from Dorchester and surrounding areas.

The unique and classy menu inspired by Executive Chef Christopher Coombs changes with the seasons and features the finest and freshest available ingredients throughout the New England area. Most of the menu takes a French twist, but also contains an assortment of comfort foods (such as our famous Veal & Pancetta Bolognaise) and old favorites (like our simple yet delicious Giannone Chicken Under a Brick.)

Looking for the perfect cocktail? From espresso martinis to a fine glass of Bordeaux, dbar caters to all tastes. The eclectic martini list will excite and gratify while our selection of over 200 bottles of wine will far exceed your expectations."

Location

dbar
1236 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Key Programs Offered: 

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

Grove Hall Community Center

Phone: 

617-635-1484

Website: 
Mission: 

BCYF is committed to providing high-quality, outcome-driven programs that are responsive to neighborhood needs. To reach this goal, we have developed a comprehensive program framework known as ACES:Arts, Community & Civic engagement, Education, and Sports. Each of BCYF’s community centers offers a unique approach to ACES and opportunities vary from center to center.

Location

51 Geneva Ave.
Dorchester, MA
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call the Center or stop by to become a member. Specific programs may list their contact/point person.

Key Programs Offered: 

Building Bars Music Program: Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

G.E.D. Classes (open to community) Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Grove Hall Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance: Thursdays 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Community Learning Initiative: For more information, please contact Meagan Seaman at 617-635-4920

Gym (contact Tony Turner, Athletic Director or Darryl Bishop, Asst. Athletic Director): 
Girl's Night - Monday/Thursday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Teen Night - Tuesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.; 
Men's Night - Wednesday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;
Teen Time/Adult Time: Friday 6 - 8:45 p.m.;

Teen Lounge: Open games, workshops, movies, etc. Monday - Friday, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Young Men's Group: Tuesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/15/2011

The Boston REACH Coalition meets at Grove Hall Community Center the first Monday of every month. See here for details.

Project REACH holds monthly & quarterly meetings at Grove Hall Community Center. Contact Michael Kozu at 617-541-5454, ext. 5 or mkozu@projectright.org

McKenna's Cafe

Phone: 

(617) 825-8218

Fax: 

(617) 436-7979

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon - Fri: 5:30 - 16:00 Sat: 5:30 - 15:00 Sun: 6:00 - 15:00

Mission: 

"If we can we will!" All of our food is cooked to order. We are open to your suggestions and will make every effort to prepare your food the way you like it. If you don't see it on the menu just ask your server. Our Story: McKenna's Café has been Dorchester's neighborhood café serving breakfast and lunch for the past decade since 1999. McKenna's café is well known for its scrumptious breakfast starting as early as 5:30AM and served seven days a week. At McKenna's Café, breakfast is served All Day. Our food includes a unique assortment of omelets, egg creations, pancakes, French Toast, smoked salmon, and delectable coffees all served in the McKenna's tradition of gigantic portions and friendly service. We also have the best neighborhood lunch in town including deli sandwiches, such as pastrami and corned beef, huge salads topped with turkey tips, burgers, wraps and hearty meals including steak tips and chicken parm. We make most of our food fresh on premises including our own made potato salad, chicken salad with cranberries, chicken and rice soup and beef stew. We have many regulars that love our fresh "Fish Friday" served fried or baked with coleslaw and lemon wedges.

Location

McKenna's Cafe
109 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

McKenna's Cafe has recently donated to the following neighborhood organizations: Dorchester Restoration fund Dot Out Summer Solstice Dorchester Tenacit Savin Hill Baseball League U-Mass Boston Sport Ashmont Hill Moveable Feast Dorchester Parade of Seniors Jonny and Eileen Joyce Fundraiser First Parish Church Gala Dinner Dorchester New Homeowner Boys and Girl Club of Dorchester Queer Women Of Color Boston St Peter's Church (South Boston) Dorchester Gay &Lesbian Association Traffic Supervisor Marie J. Conley Memorial scholarship Fundraiser Troop 28 Boy Scouts of America Leary Family Fund UMass Boston Fund UMass Phoneathon UMass Girls Vollybal OutRyders.Org BGCDorchester Marathon Training Team MAHA- Taste of Dorchester North Cambridge (in Savin Hill) Catholic High School "No Man Left Behind"Fundraiser- Run to Home Base Ashmont Nursery School Gala Everett Edward School Fundraiser Dorchester Day Senior Lunch Little Miss Dorchester Contest Federated Neighborhood Dorchester House PJ Flavin Softball Tournament Blessed Mother Teresa School & Parish Easton Mountain Mens Auction Olde Towne Skate Night Fundraiser Kylie Nagle Fundraiser Mayor of Dorchester Contest Project D.E.E.P -Dorchester Educational Enrichment Bobby Lerro Scholarship Fund Dorchester Parks Association Friends of Billy Flaherty Young Professionals MS Wiffle Ball Tournament Christopher's Blue Dogs Supporting Local Arts-Studio 916 Speak Easy Stage Company AM 1050 Revolution Radio Toast to the Everett School John Marshall School 4th Annual Peace night

Created: 
11/19/2010

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

LearningWorks (ABCD)

Phone: 

617-348-6721

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30am-5pm M-F

Mission: 

LearningWorks is ABCD's workforce development center. Located in downtown Boston, it offers a variety of education, training and support services for low-income adults. The center is also a resource for employers seeking qualified staff or training opportunities. LearningWorks facilities include a computer lab and a self-directed resource room with automated job banks and resume writing programs.

Location

ABCD LearningWorks
19 Temple Place Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

-JobNet provides career assessment and counseling, job readiness activities and job search and placement services. A multilingual staff works with automated job banks to create career opportunities for job seekers on all rungs of the career ladder. -Downtown Adult Literacy Program tutors adults from 18yrs and older one-on-one on basic reading skills and GED preparation. Students also learn basic computer skills, enjoy field trips and guest lectures, and take part in Boston's annual Adult Education and Literacy Week. -Young Parents Program serves 16-to-21-year-old parents and expectant parents. The program provides individual counseling and support, GED preparation, parenting skills classes, job and career development counseling and support groups.

Created: 
03/02/2010

all programs are free of charge.

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

Harbor Health Services, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in Metropolitan Boston urban neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates three community health centers including: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center; Neponset Health Center; and Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center. In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women Infant Children Nutrition Program, the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center and the Columbia Point Infant & Toddler Day Care Program.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

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
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